Associate Professor Neville King
Dip PhyEd, Dip Ed, BA(Hons), PhD, PsyD, AO, FAACBT
Associate Professor Neville King was inducted as a Fellow of AACBT Ltd in 2020.
Dr Neville King made an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of AACBT over a sustained period. He was a founding member of AACBT (then ABMA) and its National President (1995-1996). Furthermore, Dr King was the Founding Editor of Behaviour Change (1984-1988) and continued for many years as a Member of the Editorial Board of Behaviour Change. In 1995-97 he was President of Victoria Branch and then International Representative for ABMA/AACBT from 1998-2001. He was a member of the organising or scientific committees of numerous AACBT(ABMA) National Conferences and World Congresses of Behaviour Therapy/Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.
After obtaining a PhD from La Trobe University in 1979, he subsequently completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then moved to Monash University Faculty of Education in 1988 where he progressed to Associate Professor before retiring in 2008. During that period, he published five books and edited four more, 36 book chapters, over 150 refereed journal articles, and several CBT clinician practice manuals. He obtained many significant research grants from the NHMRC, ARC, Beyond Blue, and State and Commonwealth Governments.
Dr King’s exceptional contribution to CBT was recognised by ABMA/AACBT in 1999 through a Distinguished Career Award. His work was also recognised in 2018 through award of the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to humanity.