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Medicine » Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System » "Standard and Innovative Strategies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy", book edited by Irismar Reis de Oliveira, ISBN 978-953-51-0312-7, Published: March 14, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license. © The Author(s).

Chapter 1

Assessing and Restructuring Dysfunctional Cognitions

By Irismar Reis de Oliveira
DOI: 10.5772/38995

  • Dr. Irismar Reis De Oliveira

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    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 (, and has trained therapists in Brazil and other countries in this model.