Faculty Profile

Dr. Paul Frewen

Dr. Paul Frewen

Associate Professor

Psychology, Psychiatry


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519-685-8500 x77760

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Paul Frewen joined the departments of psychiatry and psychology in September 2008. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Western and his post-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He has chaired the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and currently chairs the practice committee of the American Psychological Association (APA) Psychological Trauma Division. He received the President's Early Research Award from the CPA in 2010, Early Career Awards from the Traumatic Stress sections of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations in 2013 and 2014, and the Scientist-Practitioner Early Career Award from the CPA in 2014. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the subjects of trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self, primarily utilizing functional neuroimaging and psychometrics approaches. He is co-author of the 2015 text "Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment" with Dr. Ruth Lanius.