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2015 ATB Award Winner
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Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D.

       Stefan G. Hofmann is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Born and raised in Germany, he moved to the US in 1992 to work on his dissertation. He is past president of ABCT, the current president of the IACP, editor-in-chief of Cognitive Therapy and Research, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and he is a former Beck Scholar. He is identified as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters and published more than 250 journal articles and 15 books, primarily in the area of anxiety disorders, treatment mechanism, and the translation of neuroscience research into clinical applications. His most recent book is entitled Emotion in Therapy: From Science to Practice by Guilford Press.

Dr. Stefan G. Hofmann is a professor in the clinical program, where he directs the Social Anxiety Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. His main research questions include the following:

  • Why are psychological treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, effective for anxiety disorders? What is the mechanism of treatment change, and what are the active ingredients? How can these treatments be improved further?
  • How can we translate knowledge from basic neuroscience into clinical techniques to enhance therapies for anxiety disorders?
  • What are the culture-specific expressions of mental disorders, and how can psychological treatments be made more culturally sensitive in order to enhance their efficacy, dissemination, and acceptability?
  • What are the effects of emotion regulation strategies on anxiety and subjective well-being?
  • What is the psychopathology of Social Anxiety Disorder? Are there any meaningful subgroups?

His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotions, and cultural expressions of psychopathology. He is president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is also editor in chief of Cognitive Therapy and Research and is Associate Editor of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Of his most recent books includes “An Introduction to Modern CBT."


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