Keynote Speaker*

Robert Elliott, PhD

Dr. Robert Elliott is Professor of Counselling in the Counselling Unit at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1978. He taught at the University of Toledo 1978-2006, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He has also held visiting faculty positions as Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), York University (Canada), University of Sheffield (UK), and La Trobe University (Australia). He served as President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (2000-2001) and as co-editor of the journal Psychotherapy Research (1994-1998). He is co-author of Facilitating Emotional Change (1993, with Leslie Greenberg and Laura Rice), Learning Process-Experiential Psychotherapy (2004, with Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman, and Leslie Greenberg), and Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (2nd ed., with Chris Barker & Nancy Pistrang), as well as more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. He was founding editor of the journal, Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. He is a Fellow in the Divisions of Psychotherapy and Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Carl Rogers Award, from the Division of Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association (for contributions to humanistic psychology), and the Distinguished Career Award, from Society for Psychotherapy Research.

*Speakers are introduced according to the chronological order of presentation.