Professor Emeritus in Psychology
Encaenia Ceremony C: May 19, 2016
Dr. David Clark is an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of clinical psychology.
Dr. Clark received his PhD in psychology from the University of London in the UK in 1984. After working as a clinical psychologist for several years, he was appointed to the department of psychology at UNB in Fredericton in 1994.
Dr. Clark is world-renowned for his creative and innovative contributions to our understanding, assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression, especially obsessive-compulsive disorders. His research record is truly outstanding. He has published 11 highly acclaimed books, many used to train professionals in mental health, as well as more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. As the expert in his field, Dr. Clark is sought after to provide guest lectures, keynote addresses and clinical workshops.
Dr. Clark was also an outstanding teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students. He made important contributions to UNB’s department of psychology, most notably through his leadership in the development of our accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. He has contributed to the well-being of countless individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. He has done this both through his work as a practicing clinical psychologist as well as by training students and mental health professionals in New Brunswick and around the world to provide effective treatment.
Dr. Clark’s contributions have been recognized through several prestigious awards including the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy, election as Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and appointment as a UNB University Research Scholar. UNB has been incredibly fortunate to have him amongst our ranks - few people can claim such a far-reaching impact of their work.