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Bruce Liese, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and Clinical Director of the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas (KU). Dr. Liese currently serves as Member-at-Large and Past President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division on Addictions, Treasurer of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group, and Chair of the Addiction Collaborative of the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM). His work focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors. He has taught courses on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice at KU, and he has supervised hundreds of psychotherapy trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 75 publications, and he has co-authored two texts on addictive behaviors with Dr. Aaron T. Beck. Dr. Liese was also Editor of The Addictions Newsletter (TAN) for 10 years, an official publication of the APA Division on Addictions. For his work on this newsletter, Dr. Liese received a President's Citation from the Division on Addictions. In 2015, Dr. Liese received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from that Division, and he received a Presidential Citation for his work as a Citizen Psychologist at the 2018 APA Convention. This award was granted for his work in his home community.
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