Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott, Ph.D.

Robert Elliott, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of counselling at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  They received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and are also professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Robert’s main research interests are in change processes in humanistic-experiential psychotherapies and psychotherapy research methodology.  They co-authored Facilitating emotional change (1993), Learning emotion-focused psychotherapy (2004), Research methods in clinical psychology (2015), Essentials of descriptive-interpretive qualitative research (2021), and Emotion-focused counselling in action (2021), as well as almost 200 journal articles and book chapters. Robert is past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and previously co-edited the journals Psychotherapy Research and Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. They are a fellow in the divisions of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. They received the Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Carl Rogers Award from the Division of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Robert now lives in Northern California, enjoying walking, running, science fiction, poetry, and all kinds of music.

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