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About Mark B. Sobell

Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., is a Professor at Nova Southeastern University (FL). He is nationally and internationally known for his research in the addictions field. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA; Divisions 1, 3, 12, 25, 28, 38, 50), and is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology. He has given over 200 invited presentations/workshops, published over 270 articles and book chapters, and authored 9 books. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and serves on 6 peer-reviewed editorial boards. He is a Council Representative for Division 12 to the APA.

Dr. Sobell is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA. He is also on the APA Publications and Communications Board and currently the Chair of that Board (7/16-6/17). For over four decades he has been the recipient of grants from several federal agencies. In recognition of his research accomplishments, he has received several awards including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from Society of Clinical Psychology, APA; the 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award (most outstanding peer-reviewed research paper on prevention and control published by Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR scientists 2007); Lifetime Achievement Award from Addictions Special Interest Group, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies; Jellinek Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies; Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology Award. American Psychological Associations (APA) Division 50; and Brady/Schuster Award for Outstanding Behavioral Science Research in Psychopharmacology and substance abuse. American Psychological Association, Division 28, APA.

Positions

1995 - Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Council Representative, American Psychological Association (Representing Division12))
2018 - Present Board Member, Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology. American Psychological Association
2017 - Present Board Member (2nd term), American Psychology Association Publications and Communications Board
2016 - Present Editorial Board Member, American Psychologist
2016 - Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
2015 - Present Board Member, American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive and Psychology
2015 - Present Editorial Board Member, Practice Innovations
2009 - Present Editorial Board Member, Health and Addictions
2004 - Present Editorial Board Member, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy
2004 - Present Editorial Board Member, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
1996 - Present Editorial Board Member, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Present Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
1974 - 2017 Editorial Board Member, Addictive Behaviors
2015 Fellow, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
2013 President, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 12
1992 Fellow, American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology
1992 Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association
1989 Fellow, American Psychological Society
1979 - 1982 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
1982 Fellow, American Psychological Association ( Divisions: 1, 3, 12, 25, 28, 38, 50)
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
  • 2017 - 2018 President’s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • 2017 - 2018 Professor of the Year, College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • 2015 Brady/Schuster Award for Outstanding Behavioral Science Research in Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse. American Psychological Association, Division 28
  • 2014 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology Award . American Psychological Associations (APA) Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology)
  • 2014 Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association
  • 2014 Project CHOICES: A Program for Women About Choosing Healthy Behaviors is included in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence - based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
  • 2011 - 2012 Professor of the Year, College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • 2011 The Guided Self -Change (GSC) treatment was accepted for inclusion on the American Psychological Associations (APA) Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) Empirically Supported Treatments (EST) website
  • 2011 1st Annual Provost's Research and Scholarship Award, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2008 Charles C. Shepard Science Award (category of Prevention and Control)
  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive and Therapies, Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group
  • 2003 Honorary Associate of the Australian Centre for Addiction Research, Sydney Australia
  • 20 02 Jellinek Memorial Award
  • 2002 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award to Clinical Psychology
  • 1996 Grand Prize in the 8 th International Festival of Video and Multimedia in Health Care for the video Motivational St rategies for Promoting Self - Change: Dealing with Alcohol and Drug Problems
  • 1990 Best poster submission, Multiple Addictions Conference, San Diego, CA
  • 1985 Citation Classic, Current Contents
  • 1966 Highest Honors in Psychology, U.C.L.A.
  • 1965 - 1966 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Stipend for Independent Research, U.C.L.A.
  • The iSelfChange app was awarded trademark status in the U.S. and Canada

Education

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1970 Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Riverside
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1967 M.A., Psychology, University of California, Riverside
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1966 A.B, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
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Contact Information

(954) 262-5747

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