Russell Kolts PhD is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, Washington, USA. He has received numerous awards at EWU, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). An internationally recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dr. Kolts has pioneered the use of CFT in the treatment of problematic anger. He the author of several books, including CFT Made Simple; The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger; Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life (with Thubten Chodron), and Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Practitioner’s Guide (with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein). An active scholar, Dr. Kolts has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations, and in 2015 was featured in his own TEDx talk, titled “Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong.”
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