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Tom Ollendick, Ph.D.

     Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. He is the author or co-author of 350+ research publications, 100+ book chapters, and 38 books. His recent books include the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Innovations in CBT Treatment for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD (Cambridge), Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents

(Oxford), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety (Wiley-Blackwell), and Mediators and Moderators of Youth Change (Oxford). He is the past editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Behavior Therapy, as well as founding and current Co-Editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

He is also Past-President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (1995), the Society of Clinical Psychology (1999), the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2007), and the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (2010). The recipient of several NIMH grant awards, his clinical and research interests range from the study of diverse forms of child psychopathology to the assessment, treatment, and prevention of these child disorders from a social learning/social cognitive theory perspective.

Dr. Ollendick received an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University in 2011 and holds Honorary Adjunct Professor Positons at Roehampton University in London, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and Sydney Institute of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He was awarded the Distinguished Research Contributions to the Field of Clinical Child Psychology in 2007 (APA), the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in 2013, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions from the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA) in 2017, and most recently recognized as a Pioneer of Behavior and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT) in 2019.