Dr. Irismar Reis De Oliveira

Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD, is a full Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, where he received his MD in 1978. His educational background includes a residence of Psychiatry at Cochin Port-Royal Faculty of Medicine, at “Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne”, Paris, France (1983-1987), and a Ph.D. in Neuropsychopharmacology at the Post-Graduate Unit of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia (1993-1995). His professional background includes activities in the Department of Pharmacology, as an Assistant (1981-1991) and Associate Professor of Pharmacology (1992-1996); in the Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, as an Adjunct (1997-1999) and full Professor of Psychiatry (2000-present); and Head of the Psychiatry Service, University Hospital, at Federal University of Bahia (2000-2009). Dr. de Oliveira is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (ABCT); Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria (Brazilian Association of Psychiatry); International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP); Société Médico-Psychologique (French Psychological Medical Society); and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He has written (as an author or coauthor) 110 articles, 15 book chapters and has edited three books. In the past 5 years, Dr. de Oliveira developed the Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (www.trial-basedcognitivetherapy.com), and has trained therapists in Brazil and other countries in this model.

Edited Books

  • Standard and Innovative Strategies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the fastest growing and the best empirically validated psychotherapeutic approach. Written by international experts, this book intends to bring CBT to as many mental health professionals as possible. Section 1 introduces basic and conceptual aspects. The reader is informed on how to assess and restructure cognitions, focusing on automatic thoughts and underlying assumptions as well as the main techniques developed to modify core beliefs. Section 2 of this book covers the cognitive therapy of some important psychiatric disorders, providing reviews of the recent developments of CBT for depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It also provides the latest advances in the CBT for somatoform disorders as well as a new learning model of body dysmorphic disorder. Two chapters on addiction close this book, providing a thorough review of the recent phenomenon of Internet addiction and its treatment, concluding with the CBT for substance abuse.

Publications