Associate Professor Dr Firdaus Mukhtar, born in Kuala Lumpur is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist currently is the Head Department of Psychiatry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Firdaus pursued her undergraduate degree in Psychology at IIU Malaysia (1995-1999), and both postgraduate study in Australia.
At International Level, she was nominated as President-elect for Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Association (2018-2021) . Her works has been recognized as Best Research Award at International Brain and Behavior Conference, Greece. World Health Organization has appointed Dr Firdaus as CBT Expert Consultant to conduct and develop CBT manual and training to all Family Medicine Specialist in the country. The highest spark in her career was when she was awarded as Young Scientist Award by Loreal Malaysia due to her excellent contribution in research on CBT and immunology. She has trained CBT skills to various types of groups such as both psychiatric and medical illness patients, medical doctors, FMS and Psychiatry Specialist, counsellors and community at large not just in Malaysia but also in the area of South East Asia. She was appointed as peer-reviewers for both local and international journals. She has more than 25 publications in books (3 CBT books on depression and anxiety) and research papers, both at the local and international’s level.