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Research interests

Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD, FAPS, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the School of Psychological Sciences and Turner Institute of Brain and Mental Health at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Kazantzis conducts research that is practically useful for clinicians, and is focused on enhancing the delivery of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in everyday practice settings through innovative research methods. Dr. Kazantzis is most known for research focused on enhancing engagement and the therapeutic relationship. His contributions have been recognised through various regional and international bodies. For example, he is one of a small group of psychologists who have received the Beck Scholar Award for Excellence in Contributions to Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, presented by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and Dr. Judith S. Beck.

Dr. Kazantzis makes voluntary contributions to the profession, including service as Associate Editor for Cognitive Therapy and Research and International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, and he is Editor-elect for the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy's flagship professional practice journal, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. He was Deputy Chair of the Scientific Program for the 8th World Congress of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Kazantzis has also held senior advisory roles for the Australian Psychological Society Institute, where he was lead author and clinical demonstrator for online CBT training program, which has now trained 7,000 psychologists. He is an APS Fellow and serves as a Board member for the International Association of Cognitive Therapy and Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy's International Advisory Committee.

Biography

Current roles include:

  • Editor-Elect, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (appointed 2018)
  • Associate Editor, Cognitive Therapy and Research (since 2016)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Cognitive Therapy (since 2014)
  • Board Member, International Association for Cognitive Therapies (since 2015)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (since 2019)
  • Representative-at-large, Academy of Cognitive Therapy (since 2014)
  • Australian Delegate, International Association for Cognitive Therapies (since 2014)

Awards (recent list):

  • Fellow, Australian Psychological Society (2016)
  • Purple Units Award: Award for highly rated teaching in Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Beck Scholar Award for Excellence in Contributions to Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, presented by Drs. Aaron T. Beck and Judith S. Beck (2012)

International standing:

  • Dr. Kazantzis has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications including 6 books for clinicians, including the popular “The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” (Guilford Press in 2017) and “Using Homework Assignments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy” (Routledge in 2005, second edition due 2019) with endorsement from Dr. Aaron T. Beck 
  • He has been invited to make 57 platform presentations since 2000 (≈3 per year), including meetings in Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, USA, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, and various locations across Australia. The meetings have primarily been CBT related.
  • He has made 20 invited presentations (≈1.5 per year) at several national and international institutions, including colloquia at Aarhus University, Boston University, Humbodlt University of Berlin, Macquarie University, University of Barcelona, and University of Crete.
  • In addition, he was primary author of the Australian Psychological Society’s “Fundamentals in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy” inline training program, which has successfully trained 7,000 psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Research interests

The overlapping processes of working alliance, homework engagement and therapist competence in cognitive behavior therapy

Cronin, T., Clayton, X., Cummins, A., Farchione, D., Impala, T., Limburg, K., Kyrios, M., Dobson. K., Kazantzis, N

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Enhancing cognitive behavior therapy for depression 6-, 12-, 18-, 24- month outcomes by the classification and assessment of therapeutic relationship elements and client attributies

Tee, J., Stuckey, M., Petrik, A., Lambrou, M., Farchione, D., Hofmann, S. G., Dobson, K., & Kazantzis, N

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Efficacy of an mental health smartphone app “Mood Mission” to enhance standard delivery of CBT for depression

Bakker, D., Kazantzis, N.

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How beliefs determine engagement in health behaviors

Kazantzis, N., Richardson, D., & Allison, T.

1/01/19-13/12/19

 

Research area keywords

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Collaboration
  • Follow-up Studies
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Professional Patient Relationship
  • Treatment Efficacy

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Additional Approaches to Treatment of Depression

Kazantzis, N. & Hofmann, S. G., 23 Apr 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 321, 16, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Predictors of Homework Engagement in CBT Adapted for Traumatic Brain Injury: Pre/post-Injury and Therapy Process Factors

Zelencich, L. M., Kazantzis, N., Wong, D., McKenzie, D. P., Downing, M. & Ponsford, J. L., 30 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Predictors of working alliance in cognitive behaviour therapy adapted for traumatic brain injury

Zelencich, L., Kazantzis, N., Wong, D., McKenzie, D., Downing, M. & Ponsford, J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The addition of fluoxetine to cognitive behavioural therapy for youth depression (YoDA-C): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre clinical trial

Davey, C. G., Chanen, A. M., Hetrick, S. E., Cotton, S. M., Ratheesh, A., Amminger, G. P., Koutsogiannis, J., Phelan, M., Mullen, E., Harrison, B. J., Rice, S., Parker, A. G., Dean, O. M., Weller, A., Kerr, M., Quinn, A. L., Catania, L., Kazantzis, N., McGorry, P. D. & Berk, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : The Lancet Psychiatry. 6, 9, p. 735-744 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

To what extent are cognitive behaviour therapy competencies incorporated into clinical psychology training? A national survey of Australian universities

Impala, T., Burn, K. & Kazantzis, N., 1 Oct 2019, In : Australian Psychologist. 54, 5, p. 402-414 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Beck Institute Scholar Award

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow, Australian Psychological Society

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Research Medal – Early Career, Massey University

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2007 2015

  • 5 Editorial responsibility

British Journal of Clinical Psychology (Journal)

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Associate editor)
2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

International Journal of Cognitive Therapy (Journal)

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Associate editor)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Cognitive Therapy and Research (Journal)

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Associate editor)
2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australian Psychologist (Journal)

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Editor in chief)
2011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

New Zealand Journal of Psychology (Journal)

Nikolaos Kazantzis (Editor in chief)
2007

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility