Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas (KU) Medical Center and Clinical Director at the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at KU. He has taught more than 100 courses and workshops on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice, and supervised hundreds of psychotherapy trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 75 publications, and he has co-authored three texts on addictions. His most recent text, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Addictive Disorders, was just published with co-author Dr. Aaron T. Beck.

Dr. Liese received a President’s Citation for his work in Division 50 of the American Psychological Association (APA). He also received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from Division 50, and an APA Presidential Citation for his community service in 2018. In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Liese continues to see approximately 25 patients weekly.