University of Calgary

Keith Dobson

  • Faculty Professor
  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology
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  • +1 (403) 220-3697

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the area of cognition and various psychopathological states; notably depression. Within this broad area I have conducted research on topics such as cognitive assessment in depression, the interactive role of cognition and life events in the causation of depression, the capability of assessment tools to differentiate anxiety from depression, and description of stable and unstable aspects of cognition associated with depression. Another aspect of my interest in cognitive models is the question of their therapeutic relevance. I have pursued this interest through studies that examine cognitive therapy for depression, as well as training and process studies in cognitive therapy.  A recent focus of work has been on stigma related to mental disorders, especially in the workplace.  I also have been engaged in work related to the relationship between childhood adversity and adult health problems in primary care.   Finally, I have an ongoing interest in the profession of Psychology, and write in this area as well.

Recent Work

Recent Publications

Please see my CV for publications and other work

Recent Books

Dobson, D. J. G., & Dobson, K. S. (2017). Evidence-based Practice of cognitive behavior therapy, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press. 

Kazantzis, N. Dattilio, F. M., & Dobson, K. S. (2017). The therapeutic relationship in cognitive behavior therapy: The Heart and Soul of Effective Practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Dobson, K. S. & Dozois, D. J. A. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of Cognitive-behavioral Therapies (4th Edition). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Curriculum Vitae


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