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Research interests

Nikolaos Kazantzis, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Research Unit at Monash University, Australia. He has a private practice, supervises clinical trainees, and has written several CBT therapist guides and provided many workshops on CBT (in 20 countries). His scholarly work of over 130 publications includes research articles as well as books on the topics of engagement with between-session therapeutic activities (homework) in CBT, the therapeutic relationship in CBT, collaborative-empiricism, Socratic dialogue, and the assessment of therapist competence in CBT. He has been the recipient of NIMH grants for technology-based implementation of homework enhancement protocols; and technology-based assessment of the determinants of engagement with homework. He is recipient of 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. He was Editor for Australian Psychologist, is presently Associate Editor for Cognitive Therapy and Research and International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, and is Editor-elect for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. He was a member of the 8th World Congress of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (Deputy Chair, Scientific Program). He was the lead author and clinical demonstrator for Australian Psychological Society Institute's online CBT training program, which has now trained 7,000 psychologists. He is an APS Fellow, Board member for the International Association of Cognitive Therapy, and adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Biography

Current roles include:

  • Adjunct Faculty, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (since 2019)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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:

  • A/Prof. Kazantzis has published over 130 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

Optimal Health Clinic: Enhancing therapy through scientific innovation

Kazantzis, N., Cassimatis, M.

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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

1/1/16-31/12/19

 

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

1/01/16-31/12/19

 

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

Bakker, D., Kazantzis, N.

1/7/17-31/12/19

 

How beliefs determine engagement in health behaviors

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

1/01/19-13/12/19

 

Keywords

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

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Research Output 1998 2018

A Propensity Score Analysis of Homework Adherence-Outcome Relations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Callan, J. A., Kazantzis, N., Park, S. Y., Moore, C. G., Thase, M. E., Minhajuddin, A., Kornblith, S. & Siegle, G. J., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavior Therapy. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A randomized controlled trial of three smartphone apps for enhancing public mental health

Bakker, D., Kazantzis, N., Rickwood, D. & Rickard, N., 1 Oct 2018, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 109, p. 75-83 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Case conceptualization research in cognitive behavior therapy: A state of the science review

Easden, M. H. & Kazantzis, N., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology. 74, 3, p. 356-384 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Defining the role and function of the therapeutic relationship in cognitive behavioral therapy: A modified Delphi panel

Kazantzis, N., Dattilio, F. M., McGinn, L. K., Newman, C. F., Persons, J. B. & Radomsky, A. S., Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 11, 2, p. 158-183 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-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