David H. Barlow, PhD
David H. Barlow

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and
Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders,
Boston University, USA.

David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He was formerly Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Brown University and founded clinical psychology internships in both settings. He was also Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He was Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force of Psychological Intervention Guidelines, was a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association, and was a Co-Chair of the Work Group for revising the anxiety disorder categories. He is also a Diplomat in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and maintains a private practice.

Dr. Barlow is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, and has published over 500 articles and chapters as well as over 60 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the area of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. He is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Past-Editor of the journals Behavior Therapy, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and currently Editor in Chief of the ¡§Treatments that Work!¡¨ series for Oxford University Press. Many of his books and manuals have been translated into over 20 languages, including Chinese.

"Congratulations to the founders of the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The inauguration of this Society will relieve much suffering and enhance the well being of the Chinese people throughout the great country of China."

David Barlow, PhD

 Aaron T. Beck, MD
Aaron T. Beck

University Professor of Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania,

Aaron T. Beck, MD, University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Brown University (1942) and Yale Medical School (1946). The recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, he is the only psychiatrist to receive research awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association. He is a senior member of the Institute of Medicine and recipient of its 2003 Sarnat International Award in Mental Health, and 2007 Leonhard Award for contributions to Mental Health Services. He has also received the 2007 Lasker Clinical Medical Science Award, often regarded as¡§America¡¦s Nobel Prize.¡¨ He is generally regarded as the "Father of Cognitive Therapy" and is president of The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy.

Dinesh Bhugra, PhD, FRCPsych (UK)

Dinesh Bhugra

Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity,
Section of Cultural Psychiatry,
Institute of Psychiatry,
London, UK.

Dinesh Bhugra, PhD, FRCPsy(UK)., has been Professor of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He has received his undergraduate training at the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona University, India, his general psychiatric training at Leicester University where he obtained his M.Phil. and higher psychiatric training on the Bethlem & Maudsley SR Rotation Scheme. He attained further degrees in Sociology (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MA) in London and a PhD in 1999. In 1994, he was appointed Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry and promoted to Reader in Cultural Psychiatry in 2002 and appointed to Chair of mental Health and Cultural Diversity in 2004. He heads the Section of cultural psychiatry and has developed training materials for teaching cultural formulations.

He trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry and uses this in his clinical practice in couple, relationship and sex therapy. His main research interests are Psychosexual medicine, Cross-cultural psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Pathways into psychiatric care, Deliberate self-harm and Primary Care. He has authored/co-authored over 300 papers, 50 chapters and is co-author/editor of 20 books, most recent volumes on handbook for Trainees and Management for Psychiatrists. He is currently President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

"Cognitive therapy and its variations have changed the outcome of many serious mental disorders. Not only it is appropriate but also laudable that cognitions and their impact are studied in a culturally sensitive manner; and the effort by the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a most welcomed step in this direction. Once we understand how cultures influence cognitions and the world view of its members, suitable and fruitful interventions can be then put in place. My congratulations to the Association for this initiative and I wish its members all the very best in future endeavors."

Dinesh Bhugra, PhD, FRCPsych (UK)

Helen F.K. Chiu, FRCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry), FHKCPsych

Helen F.K. Chiu

Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Chiu is the Past President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, Past President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, as well as Past President of the Hong Kong Psychogeriatric Association. Professor Chiu is now President of the International Psychogeriatric Association and sits on the Editorial Board of a number of journals. She is also Head of The Psychogeriatric Unit and the Director of the Suicide Research Unit at Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Chiu¡¦s major research interests are in the field of dementia and Elderly suicide. She was awarded a Medal of Honour by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1999 for her work and services on dementia care. She is a member of the Elderly Commission.


Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP

Frank M. Dattillio

Department of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School.

, is one of the leading figures in the world in cognitive-behavior therapy. He maintains a dual faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the states of PA, NJ, NY and DE and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Dattilio is board certified in both clinical psychology and behavioral psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and received a Certificate of Training in Forensic Psychology through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Dattilio has been a visiting faculty member at several major universities and medical schools throughout the world.

Dr. Dattilio is the recipient of numerous awards, including the award for Distinguished Psychologist by the American Psychological Association's Division 29 and the award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He is also an inductee of the prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia for his many contributions to medicine and science, and is the recipient of the 2005 AABT award for "Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities." He was selected to receive the 2007 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Humankind by the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Dattilio has over 200 professional publications and 15 books in the areas of anxiety disorders, forensic and clinical psychology, and marital and family discord. He has also presented extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, and the West Indies on both cognitive-behavior therapy and forensic issues. To date, his works have been translated into 25 languages and are used in 80 countries throughout the world.

He remains on the editorial board of a number of national and international refereed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Dattilio's areas of expertise are in couple and family problems, forensic psychological evaluations, as well as the treatment of anxiety and behavior disorders.

"It is with great honor that I endorse the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as a forerunner for the promotion of cognitive-behavior therapy in the Orient.  Professionals that constitute this organization are of the highest caliber with regard to training and levels of expertise.  It is truly an honor to contribute to the growth and advancement of the association."

Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP
Harvard Medical School


Keith S. Dobson, PhD

Keith S. Dobson

Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Dobson is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary in Canada, where he has also served in other roles, including past Director of the Clinical Psychology program. Dr. Dobson¡¦s research has focused on both cognitive models and mechanisms in depression, and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioural therapies. He has participated in several trials of the treatment of acute depression, as well as prevention of depression. A current focus of his work is on the prediction and prevention of relapse in depression. Dr. Dobson¡¦s research has resulted in over 160 published articles and chapters, 9 books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition to his research in depression, 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 was a member of the University of Calgary Research Ethics Board for many years, and is past-President of both the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP).


 Elizabeth Kuipers, PhD


Department of Psychology,
Institute of Psychiatry,
London, UK.

Elizabeth Kuipers, PhD, has been a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, since 1998. With Professor Julian Leff, they developed and evaluated cognitive behavioural interventions for families of those with psychosis, in the early 1980s. Later on, with Professor Philippa Garety and Professor David Fowler, they also developed and evaluated cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis; an adaptation of CBT for anxiety and depression. Both family intervention and CBT for psychosis are now recommended in the UK guidelines for interventions in schizophrenia (NiCE 2003). They are currently running a large Wellcome Trust Funded Programme into the mechanisms that may change during CBT and FI in psychosis.

"I am pleased to be associated with the CACBT. I am impressed that this has been set up, and wish it well for the future."

Elizabeth Kuipers, PhD

 Li Lingjiang, MD

Li Lingjiang

Director and Professor,
Institute of Mental Health,
Second Xiangya Hospital,
Changsha, CHINA.

Lingjiang LI, MD, is Professor and Director of Mental Health Institute, Central South University of China, and Director of its stress and crisis intervention research Unit. He is also Vice-Chairman of Neurology & Psychiatry Committee of Chinese Society of Neuroscience and Vice-President of Chinese Behavioral Medicine Association. His qualification in psychiatry and then specialized in traumatic stress research led to a doctorate in psychiatry from the Xiangya Medical University of China, and a visiting scholar in psychiatry from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship in research ethics from Harvard University of America. He has published 106 papers widely on traumatic stress, quality of life in chronic patients, research ethics, depression, PTSD and so on. His current research interests include traumatic stress, crisis intervention, psychotherapy on stress-related disease and research ethics.

"No beautiful mind without excellent psychologists."

Li Lingjiang, MD

 Cory F. Newman, PhD

Cory F. Newman

Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy,
Associate Professor of Psychology,
in Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania,

Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP, is Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Associate Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Newman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, with a specialty in Behavioral Psychology, and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Newman has served both as protocol therapist and protocol supervisor in a number of large-scale psychotherapy outcome studies, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse Multisite Collaborative Outcome Study on Psychosocial Treatments for Cocaine Abuse, and the Penn-Vanderbilt-Rush Treatment of Depression Projects. Dr. Newman is also an international lecturer, having presented scores of cognitive therapy workshops and seminars across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, South America, and Hong Kong. Dr. Newman is the author of dozens of articles and chapters on cognitive therapy for a wide range of disorders, and has co-authored four books, including Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach (APA, 2001).

"I am very pleased that the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has come into existence. Its executive committee and general membership will help bring the efficacious rigors of cognitive behaviour therapy, research, and education to a significant population who will benefit greatly. I personally value my interactions with the CACBT, as they teach me more about the appropriate application of CBT to patients of Chinese ancestry who live in my home country, the United States. I expect that the esteemed members of the CACBT will develop cognitive therapy even further, including vital cultural adaptations."

Cory Newman, PhD


 Christine A. Padesky, PhD

Christine A. Padesky

Center for Cognitive Therapy,
California, USA.

Christine Padesky, PhD, Co-Founder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California (USA) is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. In 2002, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) named Dr. Padesky the "Most Influential International CBT Practitioner." In 2003 the California Psychological Association recognized her "Distinguished Contribution to Psychology." The Academy of Cognitive Therapy honored her with its highest honor, the ¡§Aaron T. Beck¡¨ Award, in 2007 in recognition for her ¡§significant and enduring contributions to Cognitive Therapy.¡¨

Dr. Padesky develops audio & video cognitive therapy training materials (described on her website, www.padesky.com) and has authored books translated into 18 languages including Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinician's Guide to Mind Over Mood, Cognitive Therapy with Couples, and the forthcoming Collaborative Case Conceptualization (December, 2008) BABCP voted her best selling cognitive therapy self-help book Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (www.mindovermood.com) the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time. This book is available in Chinese under the following titles: ²z´¼³Ó¹L±¡·P.

"Congratulations on this occasion of the founding of the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CACBT). Cognitive behaviour therapy and research has helped improve people's lives in many countries. The new CACBT will help more people in China benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy. In addition, the new Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy will contribute the strength of Chinese thought and research to CBT colleagues around the world. I wish you every success in your endeavours."

Christine Padesky, PhD


 Stanley Rachman, PhD

Stanley Rachman

Emeritus Professor,
Department of Psychology,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.

Stanley Rachman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was formerly Professor of Abnormal Psychology, and Head of the Clinical Section of the Psychology Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He was Professor of Psychology, and formerly Head of Clinical Section at the University of British Columbia. Professor Rachman is the author or co-author of numerous books, including most recently published ones such as "Anxiety (Second Edition), 2005"; "Obsessive-compulsive Disorders (Third Edition), 2005 co-edited with P. de Silva"; "Treatment of Obsessions, 2003"; and "Panic Disorders (Second Edition), 2004, co-edited with P. de Silva". He is also the author of over a few hundred scientific papers, founder of a leading psychological journal, Behaviour, Research and Therapy and was the journal!|s chief editor between 1963-2003. He frequently conducts lectures at national and international conferences.

"The establishment of CACBT is a timely and important development with strong and clearly stated objectives - all designed to promote the advancement of CBT in Hong Kong and China. Naturally, a leading aim is to spread knowledge about this evidence-based form of psychological treatment for the ultimate benefit of those many patients who suffer from psychological disorders. In practical terms this requires an advocacy organization such as the CACBT to ensure that psychologists are trained in the use of these methods, that high standards are maintained, and that the providers of health care in the community are made aware of the value of CBT. It is evident that CACBT has set commendably excellent standards for training and clinical practice. Equally commendable is the emphasis placed on the need for first class clinical research and continuing analysis and review.

The Organizers of CACBT are acutely aware of the enormous potential for growth in China, and their ambitions for the advancement of CBT are admirably high, and I believe, realistic and attainable. It is most encouraging to read of the valuable contacts that have already been established with universities and clinics in the Mainland, and it speaks to the motivation and energy and seriousness of all concerned. It is possible to foresee an enormous expansion of CBT in China and the CACBT is well placed to stimulate and guide this important development."

Stanley Rachman, PhD

 Ron Rapee, PhD

Ron Rapee

Department of Psychology,
Macquarie University,
Sydney, Australia.





Ronald M. Rapee, is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and director of the Centre for Emotional Health. Professor Rapee has established an international reputation for his research into the understanding and management of anxiety and related problems in both children and adults and has published widely in some of the leading scientific journals. He has developed a number of empirically supported treatment programs that are used by researchers and therapists in countries across the world and have been honoured by awards from both scientific and consumer groups. Professor Rapee serves on the editorial board and acts as associate editor for international journals and provides consultation to a number of government, non-government and scientific bodies. Professor Rapee¡¦s main professional interest is to provide a blend of scientifically rigorous but practically applied research and he derives particular pleasure from mentoring new researchers.

"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy offers the most scientifically supported forms of psychological intervention for the majority of mental disorders. As such education, public promotion, training, and continued evaluation of cognitive behavioural strategies is essential in each and every society. The formation of the Chinese Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a major step forward in the promotion and management of positive mental health for the whole of China. The coming years will see members of this organisation play a major role in reducing the burden of mental disorders in Chinese society."

Ron Rapee, PhD


Paul M. Salkovskis, PhD

Paul M. Salkovskis

Department of Psychology,
University of Bath, UK.

Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science. In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at Bath.

Previously he was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Institute of Psychiatry (2000-2010)

At the University of Oxford (1985-2000) he worked on Medical Research Council funded research on panic. During this period he worked on theoretical, experimental and clinical applications of cognitive theory, particularly in the area of anxiety disorders and hypochondriasis (health anxiety). He was appointed to a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship, focusing on the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety. His final title at the University of Oxford was Professor of Cognitive Psychology. During his period in Oxford he developed a strong interest in health psychology, particularly aspects of health screening and health decision making.

Professor Salkovskis graduated in clinical psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry in 1979. He then worked as a clinical psychologist based in general adult psychiatry and in liaison psychiatry until 1985.

Professor Salkovskis has extensive links with other researchers and resources locally and nationally which allow access to participants for the research, most of which is focused on the application of cognitive theories. He also has international collaborations with a range of other research centres, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Morocco and the United States.



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