Fellows of AACBT Ltd – Associate Professor Sarah Egan

Associate Professor Sarah Egan

BA(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), PhD, FAACBT

Sarah Egan

Associate Professor Sarah Egan was inducted as a Fellow of AACBT Ltd in 2017.

Associate Professor Sarah Egan is a researcher in the enAble Institute and Discipline of Psychology, School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Sarah has worked as a CBT therapist for over 20 years.  Her main research interest is CBT for perfectionism as a transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety, depression and eating disorders in young people and adults.   A/Prof Egan was appointed as the first president of the World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies in 2019.  Sarah served continuously for 20 years on AACBT committees, including as national president, and general and scientific convenor for AACBT conferences.  She was chair of the World Congress of Behavioural and Therapies for 8 years and Australian representative on the committee for 15 years.  She was also the Australian representative on the ABCT International Associates committee, and a member of the organising and advisory committees for the triennial World Congresses of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies since 2007.

A/Prof Egan has conducted numerous randomised controlled trials of CBT for clinical perfectionism across anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and research in eating disorders in children and adolescents.  She has also conducted research on CBT and mindfulness based cognitive therapy for anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease.  The recipient of awards for research translation and high impact publications, A/Prof Egan serves on the editorial boards of several journals. A/Prof has presented numerous workshops and invited addresses on CBT for perfectionism throughout the world, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and numerous books on CBT for perfectionism.


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