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Prof Trudie Chalder nominated President-Elect of BABCP

Professor Trudie Chalder has been elected as President Elect of the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and will join the BABCP Board from September 2011.

Prof Chalder, is professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s College London and Director of the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust’s Chronic Fatigue Service.

Prof Chalder says: ‘'I have been a member of BABCP for 25 years and am truly honoured to have been elected to this position. A lot of my research draws on cognitive behaviour theory and investigates the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy. As a researcher I look forward to further investigating the relationship between the theory and practice of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy and as President Elect will encourage the dissemination of research findings which impact on practice.’

Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean and Head of school at the IoP says: ‘My congratulations to Professor Chalder on being appointed President Elect of the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies. Her dedication to developing cognitive behavioural models and treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is commendable, and her appointment is a true testimony to the high calibre of people we have working here.’

Prof Chalder has developed  and evaluated treatments for adolescents and adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), These studies have contributed to recommendations made in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. She has also given many national and international lectures on the subject. 

In addition, she has evaluated treatments for adults with irritable bowel syndrome and has been closely involved in developing interventions for people with fatigue associated with chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.

BABCP is an organisation aimed at promoting the development of the theory and practice of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies. It has over 6,500 members including clinical and educational psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and general practitioners. 
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