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Clinical psychologist’s “very significant contribution” is recognised

12 December 2017

Professor Paul Salkovskis from the University of Bath has won our Division of Clinical Psychology’s M.B. Shapiro Award.

This award is made annually, later in the winner’s career, to a clinical psychologist who has achieved eminence in the profession.

It is named in honour of the late Monte Shapiro, one of the founders of clinical psychology in Britain, and Professor Salkovskis told the University of Bath website:

“Monte Shapiro was a key role model to me when I started training, showing how a systematic approach to the helping profession of clinical psychology could be combined with kindness and good humour, something I have aspired to throughout my career.

“I am delighted to be the recipient of this year’s award given in honour of his work. As one of my teachers in my formative years he had a tremendous impact early on in my career. I’m particularly grateful to the DCP and BPS for bestowing this honour on me this year.”

Dr Esther Cohen-Tovée, chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology. said:

“It is great to see this formal recognition of the very significant contribution Paul has made to the profession and practice of Clinical Psychology, and to the wellbeing of service users through his research, clinical practice and roles in the training of others.”

Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science at the University of Bath and programme director of its doctorate in clinical psychology. He is also President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.


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