professor Stephen Palmer phd

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, is a Chartered Psychologist and Health Educator. He is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University in the Department of Psychology, the first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the National Centre for Work Based Learning Partnerships, Middlesex University, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, accredited REBT and cognitive-behavioural therapist, a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a psychophysiologist specialising in stress.

He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling, Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Health. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York, and a certified supervisor for training in REBT. He is a Diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (USA) and is an Associate on the NACBT Advisory Board.

Currently, he is Honorary President of the Association for Coaching, Chair of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology, Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Honorary Vice-President of the International Stress Management Association (UK), and Consultant Director of the New Zealand Centre for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. He is the first Chair of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology. He was Chair of the Scientific Awards Committee of the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology from 1997 to 1999. He is Co-editor of the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist, Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, Editor of The Coaching Psychologist and Editor of The Online Journal of Multimodal and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. In 2001 he chaired the BACP Online Therapy Working Group which produced a report, Guidelines for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy.

He has authored numerous articles on stress management and counselling, and has authored or edited 20 books and training manuals, the most recent being Dealing with People Problems at Work (1996) with Burton, Stress Management and Counselling (1996) with Dryden, Counselling: The BAC Counselling Reader (1996) with Dainow and Milner, Stress Counselling: A Rational Emotive Behaviour Approach (1997) with Ellis, Gordon and Neenan, the Handbook of Counselling (1997) with McMahon, Integrative Stress Counselling (1998) with Milner, Counselling in a Multicultural Society (1999) with Laungani, Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (1999) with Scott, Conquer Your Stress (2000) with Cooper, and Counselling: The BACP Counselling Reader, Vol. 2 (2001) with Milner.

He has lectured in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and China on a range of subjects and regularly appears on radio and television programmes. In 2004 he demonstrated stress management in his 6-part television series, The Stress Test.

In May, 2000, he received the Annual Counselling Psychology Award from the British Psychological Society, Division of Counselling Psychology, for his 'Outstanding professional and scientific contribution to counselling psychology in Britain'. In 2004, he received an Achievement Award from AREBT 'in recognition of his outstanding professional contribution to the development of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in the UK, of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in New Zealand and for his published works.

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