Noted Psychologist to Speak on Diagnosis of Emotional Disorders at UA’s Dinoff Memorial Lecture

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. David H. Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry and founder and director emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, will be the guest speaker for the annual Michael Dinoff Memorial Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.

The public lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. in room 208 Gordon Palmer Hall on The University of Alabama campus.

Barlow will speak about the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a key resource for psychologists. The topic will be “Diagnosis, Dimensions of DSM V, and a Unified Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders.

Barlow received his doctorate from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published more than 500 articles and chapters and more than 60 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the areas of anxiety and related emotional disorders, sexual problems and clinical research methodology.

He was professor of psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and professor of psychiatry and psychology at Brown University. He joined Boston University in 1996. Barlow also is past-president of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, past-president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and was chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines, as well as a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association.

The Dinoff Memorial Lecture is given in memory of Dr. Michael Dinoff who was a professor and director of UA’s Psychological Clinic from 1963 until his death in 1982.

The psychology department is a part of UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Teams.


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