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2001 ATB Award Winner
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Richard Heimberg, Ph.D.

       Richard G. Heimberg is Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. Dr. Heimberg is well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety. More recently, he and his colleagues have initiated a program for the study and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

Dr. Heimberg has published more than 225 articles and chapters on social anxiety, the anxiety disorders, and related topics. He is co-editor or co-author of several books including: 


  • Social phobia: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment,
  • Managing social anxiety: A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach,
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment for social phobia: Basic mechanisms and clinical strategies
  • Generalized anxiety disorder: Advances in research and practice
  As well as the forthcoming  
  • Improving outcomes and preventing relapse following cognitive behavior therapy: A clinical handbook
  • Clinical process in cognitive-behavioral therapy: A basic guide to decision-making and relationship-building.
In addition, Dr. Heimberg has served as associate editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research and as a member of 11 editorial boards. Dr. Heimberg is immediate past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He was recently named one of the four most influential psychological researchers in anxiety in a survey of members of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of that association. He is a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and was the inaugural recipient of the Academy’s A.T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contribution to Cognitive Therapy. He is also a previous recipient of the Outstanding Research Award of the American Society for Group Work (1990).