Introduction

FRANK M. DATTILIO, Ph.D., ABPP, is one of the leading figures in the world in the areas of cognitive-behavior therapy, and clinical and forensic psychology. He maintains faculty appointments within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the states of PA, NJ, NY and DE, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Dattilio is board certified in both clinical psychology and behavioral psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and received a Certificate of Training in Forensic Psychiatry (Psychology) through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) and is a Fellow in the division of clinical psychology with the American Psychological Association. Dr. Dattilio has been a visiting faculty member at many major universities and medical schools throughout the world.

He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the award for Distinguished Psychologist by the American Psychological Association’s Division 29 (2002) and the award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2002). Dr. Dattilio has also been inducted into the prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia for his many contributions to medicine and science (2004), and is the recipient of the 2005 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) award for “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities.” Dr. Dattilio also received the 2007 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Humankind by the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychology, as well as the Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year Award for 2010 by the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (PAMFT). Most recently, he received the “Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy Award” for 2013 by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Dr. Dattilio’s active areas of research involve selected topics in cognitive-behavior therapy, clinical and forensic psychology, and case-based investigations. He is featured in “Harvard Science” and is also a participant with the “Scholars in Medicine” program at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Dattilio has over 280 professional publications and 19 books in the areas of anxiety disorders, forensic and clinical psychology, and marital and family discord. He has also presented extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba and the West Indies on both cognitive-behavior therapy and forensic psychology. To date, his works have been translated into 30 languages and are used in 80 countries throughout the world.

Among his many publications, Dr. Dattilio is the author of the book, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy with Couples and Families: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians (2010). This book has been translated into 15 languages.

He is also co-author, editor and co-editor of the following books:

  • Crime and Mental Illness (2008)
  • Practical Approaches to Forensic Mental Health Testimony (2007)
  • Mental Health Experts: Roles and Qualifications for Court (1rst ed, 2002, 2nd ed, 2007)
  • Cognitive Therapy with Couples (1990)
  • Panic Disorder: Assessment & Treatment Through a Wide Angle Lens (2000)
  • The Family Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (2000) (2nd ed., 2010)
  • The Family Therapy Homework Planner (2000) (2nd ed., 2010)
  • Handbook of Forensic Assessment: Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives (2011)
  • Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy (1992)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention (1994) (2nd ed., 2000) (3rd ed., 2007)
  • Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice (1995) (2nd ed., 2003)
  • Comparative Treatments for Couple Dysfunction (2000)
  • Case Studies in Couples and Family Therapy: Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives (1998)

Dr. Dattilio is currently working on two new co-authored texts; “Case Studies Within Clinical Trials: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods” to be published by Oxford University Press and “The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy” to be published by Guilford Press. He has also filmed several professional videotapes and audiotapes including the popular series “Five Approaches to Linda” (Lehigh University Media, 1996) and remains on the editorial board of a number of national and international refereed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and several journals published by the American Psychological Association. Dr.Dattilio’s areas of expertise are in couple and family problems, forensic psychological evaluations, as well as the treatment of anxiety and behavior disorders.