Chris R. Brewin


Chris R. Brewin Ph.D. is professor of clinical psychology at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London. He is also an honorary consultant clinical psychologist with the Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust and he specializes in the treatment of PTSD at the Traumatic Stress Clinic.

His areas of interest include cognitive processes underlying psychopathological states, processes of memory and identity in traumatized individuals, and the role of screening and early intervention following major incidents. He is the author (with Dalgleish and Joseph) of the widely cited dual representation theory of PTSD. Among funded projects are a study of imagery rescripting in depression, the neural basis of emotional memory retrieval in PTSD and depression, a study of delayed-onset PTSD in war veterans, and an evaluation of the NHS mental health response to the London bombings.

He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the UK Psychological Trauma Society, the American Psychological Association, and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is currently an associate editor for the European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

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