Keith DobsonPast-President, Canada

    Dr. Dobson is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary in Canada, where he has served in roles such as Head of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology program. His research has focused on both cognitive models and mechanisms in depression, and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioural therapies. Dr. Dobson’s research has resulted in over 270 published articles and chapters, 15 books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition to his research in depression, Dr. Dobson has recently been engaged in the examination of psychological approaches and treatments in primary care. He is also a Principal Investigator for the Opening Minds program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, with a focus on stigma reduction related to mental disorders in the workplace. Further, he has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics and has been actively involved in organized psychology in Canada, including a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He is a Past-President of both the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and is the current President of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Among other awards, he has been given the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology, the Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Psychology, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Development of Psychology.