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Brian C. Chu, Ph.D., is a Professor for the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He is a recent recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Young Investigator Award to support development of behavioral activation and exposure programs in middle schools. He has co-edited a book, Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and Practice (Guilford, 2013) reviewing the science and treatment of universal processes that cut across youth pathology. He is co-authoring a practitioner-oriented book designed to guide clinicians in everyday evidence-based practice: Treatment Plans and Interventions: Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Translating Evidence-Based Treatments into Personalized Therapies). He is Associate Editor and Editor Elect of Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, the practice-oriented journal of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and he serves on the Editorial Board for several scientific journals, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Dr. Chu's areas of interest include the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression disorders in youth, with a special emphasis on the dissemination of evidence-based practice, mechanisms of change, and transdiagnostic approaches to understanding youth disorders. He has a developing interest in understanding multicultural issues that impact help-seeking behavior and access to mental health services. He is a committed teacher and mentor to undergraduate and graduate trainees learning to appreciate and become competent in evidence-based psychological practice.



Check out the new book, published by Guilford Press, co-edited with Jill Ehrenreich-May!
Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and Practice.

And check out this special journal series on youth transdiagnostic interventions: 
Chu, B.C. (Ed., 2012). Translating transdiagnostic approaches to children and adolescents. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 1-86.

You can also view and download a complete listing of publications at Dr. Chu's ResearchGate profile.



Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (18:821:555)

​Clinical Research and Treatment for Youth Anxiety and Depression (18:821:556)

Child Psychopathology (18:820:563)


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for youth with anxiety and depression, effectiveness research and dissemination of evidence-based practice into community settings, psychotherapy process-outcomes research, and multicultural issues in help-seeking and health care access.

Awards and Honors

2009 Recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Fellowship to investigate: "The Function of Avoidance in Depressed Behavior and Development of a Transdiagnostic Behavioral Activation Therapy."