Keith S. Donbson, Ph.D.
Keith Dobson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, the Director of Clinical Psychology, and Head of Psychology at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1980, and has previously held positions at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Dobson's research is in the area of cognitive aspects of depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has been the author/ editor of seven books, including the Handbook of Cognitive-behavioral Therapies (1988; 2000), and Empirically supported therapies: Best Practice in Professional Psychology (1998). He has also published over 120 research articles and chapters, and participated widely in conferences related to his research. Dr. Dobson has provided training both in Canada and abroad, including the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and Eastern Europe.
In addition to his research area, Dr. Dobson has been active in professional domains. He has served as the President of the licensing board for psychologists in British Columbia, and has served as a member or chair for a large number of committees of national/ international organizations, including most of its committees, as well as a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. Related to his professional interests, he has authored or co-authored a number of articles in the area of professional psychology, and co-edited Professional Psychology in Canada (1993). In addition, he has been a committee chair for the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and is on the Board of Directors of Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He won the 2001 Canadian Psychological Association award for contributions to the profession of psychology. Dr. Dobson is a licensed psychologist, and practices cognitive therapy.