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David Gillanders

University of Edinburgh
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
United Kingdom
Highest Degree Held: Psy.D.
Specialties: Chronic Health Problems, Cancer and Palliative Care
Languages spoken: English
Licensures/Certifications: Chartered Clinical Psychologist
ACT/CBS Background and Training: I am a UK based Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a charter / founding member of ACBS, and a Fellow of the organisation. In 2011 I passed the peer review process to become a member of the ACT training community. In November 2011 I was appointed by the ACBS Board as Chair of the ACBS Training Committee and served in that role until July 2015. I have served on the Conference Strategy Committee, the Competency and Dissemination Pillar and have been President and Past President of the UK & ROI Chapter of ACBS. I was elected as Treasurer / Secretary of the ACBS Board in October 2023.

I currently train and supervise others in ACT, and lead a programme of research and teaching work at the University of Edinburgh.
ACT/CBS Experience: I have extensive experience of using ACT in practice and research settings. My work has focussed principally with people with health problems, including: pain, IBS, diabetes, brain injury, cancer and palliative care.
Additional Information: In particular palliative care and oncology

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