Robert Elliott University of Strathclyde, UK, University of Toledo, USA, Auburn University, Montgomery, USA
Robert Elliott, Ph.D., is Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toledo (Ohio). In collaboration with Leslie Greenberg and Laura Rice, he developed Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). He delivers EFT training internationally and within the UK. He serves on the board of the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is co-author of Facilitating emotional change (1993), Learning emotion-focused psychotherapy (2004), Research methods in clinical psychology (2015), and Essentials of descriptive-interpretive qualitative research (2021), as well as more than 170 journal articles and book chapters. He is past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and previously co-edited the journals Psychotherapy Research, and Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. He is a fellow in the divisions of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a past recipient of 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. He enjoys running, science fiction, poetry, and all kinds of music.