David Dozois

Dr. David Dozois

Chair - Clinical Science and Psychopathology

Email: ddozois@uwo.ca
Office: WH 313 East
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 84678
Curriculum Vitae
Lab Website: http://dozoislab.com/

  • Bio

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Biographical Information

I am a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. I am also a member of the Clinical Psychology area, and cross-appointed with the Department of Psychiatry. I am currently serving as the Director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program.

My research concentrates on cognitive mechanisms related to depression. In this regard, I am investigating different aspects of core beliefs and self-schemas related to depression and how individuals organize or structure information about self. I also examine how these cognitive mechanisms change relate to the onset, maintenance, amelioration, relapse, and recurrence of these disorders. A related research interest involves cognitive-behavioural theories and therapy.

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary (1999). My predoctoral internship training was completed at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am a former Beck Scholar and had the opportunity to participate in a one-year training program at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (2003-2004). I am a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a certified cognitive therapist. I have been working in the Department of Psychology at UWO since 1999. I am registered as a psychologist in the province of Ontario, and continue to maintain some clinical practice.

Selected Publications

Rnic, K. & Dozois, D. J. A. (in press). Treatment-relevant assessment in cognitive-behavioral therapy. In S. G. Hofmann & G. Asmundson (Eds.), The science of cognitive behavioral therapy: From theory to therapy. Oxford, England: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Dozois, D. J. A., & Rnic, K. (2015). Core beliefs and self-schematic structure in depression. Current Opinion in Psychology, 4, 98-103.

Evraire, L. E., Dozois, D. J. A., & Hayden, E. P. (2015). Assessment of cognitive vulnerability to psychopathology: Issues in theory and practice. In G. Brown & D. A. Clark (Eds.), Cognitive therapy assessment, diagnosis and case formulation (pp. 94-120). New York: Guilford Press.

McDermott, R. & Dozois, D. J. A. (2015). The causal role of attentional bias in a cognitive component of depression. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 6 (4), 1-13.

Dozois, D. J. A., & Quilty, L. C. (2014). Introduction to special issue: Cognitive mechanisms of change in the treatment of depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7, 211-216.

Dozois, D. J. A., Bieling, P. J., Evraire, L. E., Patelis-Siotis, I., Hoar, L., Chudzik, S., McCabe, K., Westra, H. A. (2014). Changes in core beliefs (early maladaptive schemas) and self-representation in cognitive therapy and pharmacotherapy for depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7, 217-234.

Dozois, D. J. A., Mikail, S., Alden, L. E., Bieling, P. J., Bourgon, G., Clark, D. A., Drapeau, M., Gallson, D., Greenberg, L., Hunsley, J., & Johnston, C. (2014). The CPA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments. Canadian Psychology, 55, 153-160.

Beck, A. T., & Dozois, D. J. A. (2014). Cognitive theory and therapy: Past, present and future. In S. Bloch, S. A. Green, & J. Holmes (Eds.), Psychiatry – past, present and prospect (pp. 366-382). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Evraire, L. E., & Dozois, D. J. A. (2014). If it be love indeed tell me how much: Early core beliefs associated with excessive reassurance seeking in depression. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46, 1-8.

Quilty, L. C., Dozois, D. J. A., Lobo, D. S. S., Ravindran, L. N., & Bagby, R. M. (2014). Cognitive structure and processing over pharmacotherapy vs. cognitive behavioural therapy for depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7, 235-250.

Lumley, M. N., Dozois, D. J. A., Hennig, K., & Marsh, A. (2012). Cognitive organization, perceptions of parenting and depression symptoms in early adolescence. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 300-310.

Dozois, D. J. A., & Beck, A. T. (2012). Cognitive therapy. In J. D. Herbert & E. M. Forman (Eds.), Acceptance and mindfulness in cognitive behavioral therapy: Understanding and applying the new therapies (pp. 26-56). New York: Wiley.

Dozois, D. J. A., Eichstedt, J. A., Collins, K. A., Pheonix, E. & Harris, K. (2012). Core beliefs, self-perception, and cognitive organization in depressed adolescents. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 99-112.

Beck, A. T., & Dozois, D. J. A. (2011). Cognitive therapy: Current status and future directions. Annual Review of Medicine, 62, 397-409.

Dozois, D. J. A., & Beck, A. T. (2008). Cognitive schemas, beliefs and assumptions. In K. S. Dobson & D. J. A. Dozois (Eds.), Risk factors in depression (pp. 121-143). Oxford, England: Elsevier/Academic Press.


Research in my lab currently focuses on three primary areas: (1) understanding core beliefs and schemas (content and structure) and how they develop, predict depression and change over time; (2) examining how schemas and other cognitive variables influence interpersonal functioning in depression (e.g., excessive reassurance seeking, stress generation); and, (3) investigating cognitive and other risk factors in depression and how these can be targeted effectively through evidence-based treatments and preventative interventions.

For more information please visit my lab web site at: http://dozoislab.com/