Paul Frewen


Paul Frewen
, PhD, C Psych

Associate Professor, Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Lawson Health Research Institute, University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre
Homewood Associate Clinical Scientist

Paul Frewen joined the departments of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, in September 2008. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Western and his post-doctoral residency at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He is currently chair of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). He received the President’s Early Research Award from the CPA in 2010, Early Career Awards from the Traumatic Stress sections of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations in 2013 and 2014, and the Scientist-Practitioner Early Career Award from the CPA in 2014.

He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles on the subjects of trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self, primarily utilizing functional neuroimaging, experimental social cognition, and psychometrics approaches. His text, “Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment“, co-authored with Dr. R. Lanius, was published within the Norton Series in Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2014. He is also the incoming and inaugural international co-editor of the forthcoming journal, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Trauma Studies. He currently has a clinical psychology practice in London, Ontario where he primarily sees adults with PTSD, dissociative disorders, and/or chronic pain disorders and principally utilizes emotion-focused and mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy.