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Keith Dobson

Keith Dobson is a professor of clinical psychology who leads UCalgary’s Depression Research Laboratory and heads the Department of Psychology. His research interests are in clinical psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, depression and psychopathology.

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  • Blake, E., Dobson, K. S., Sheptycki, A. R., & Drapeau, M. (2016). The relationship between depression severity and cognitive errors.  American Journal of Psychotherapy. Vol.70(2), pp. 203-221.  
  • Dobson, K. S. (2016). New frontiers in cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Vol.9(2), pp. 107-123. 
  • Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., Adel, A., & Hanna, N. (2016). A cross-cultural study of the cognitive model of depression: Cognitive experiences converge between Egypt and Canada. PLoS ONE. Vol.11(3), ArtID e0150699.
  • Prentice, J. L. & Dobson, K. S.  (2014). A review of the risks and benefits associated with mobile phone applications for psychological interventions.  Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 55(4), 282-290.
  • Beshai, S., Prentice, J. L., Dobson, K. S., & Nicpon, K. (2014).  Gender and Attention in Depression: Examining the role of modified attention in shifting mood and cognitions. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 621?633.  DOI 10.1007/s10608-014-9631-y
  • Stuart, H., Chen, S- P., Christie, R., Dobson, K. S., Kirsh, B., Knaak, S., Koller, M., Krupa, T., Lauria- Horner, B., Luong, D., Modgill, G., Patten, S. B., Pietrus, M., Szeto, A., Whitley, R. (2014). Opening Minds in Canada: Targeting change. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59, S13- S18.
  • Hawley, L. S., Zuroff, D. C., Brozina, K., Ho, M. R., & Dobson, K. S. (2014).  Self-critical perfectionism and stress reactivity following cognitive behavioural therapy for depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7(3), 287?303.
  • Scherrer, M. C., Dobson, K. S., & Quigley, L. (2014). Predictors of self-reported negative mood following a Depressive mood induction procedure across previously depressed, currently anxious, and control Individuals. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 53, 348?368.
  • Ottenbreit, N. D., Dobson, K. S., & Quigley, L. (2014). An examination of avoidance in depression in comparison to social anxiety disorder.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 56, 82- 90.




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