I am Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick , where for 26 years I taught, conducted research and trained dozens of graduate students in clinical psychology. For over a decade I was Director of the Clinical Training Program, providing leadership in the development and eventual accreditation of our doctoral program in clinical psychology. After receiving a PhD in psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK in 1984, I obtained further training in cognitive therapy under Aaron T. Beck, MD. Over the past 30 years I have trained dozens of students in cognitive behavior therapy and offered clinical skills workshops to hundreds of mental health professional worldwide. For more information see Curriculum Vitae .
My research focuses on vulnerability, cognitive factors, assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety, especially obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This funded work, often in collaboration with colleagues, has resulted in numerous books, scientific publications, and conference presentations. For more information click on Research Program , Selected Publications or Curriculum Vitae tabs.
As a supervisor and certified trainer in cognitive behavior therapy with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapies , I am also a practicing clinical psychologist with a private practice specializing in the treatment of adults with anxiety, depression or stress-related conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For more information, click on Clinical Practice link .