Bruce Wampold

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Bruce Edward Wampold
Born (1948-11-25) November 25, 1948 (age 74)
Alma materUniversity of Washington, University of Hawaiʻi, University of California, Santa Barbara
Known forResearch into psychotherapy
Awards2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of University of Wisconsin–Madison
ThesisThe relationship between the cognitive organization and the classroom behavior of elementary school children (1981)
Doctoral advisorDonald R. Atkinson

Bruce E. Wampold (born November 25, 1948)[1] is Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2][3] and Director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Vikersund, Norway.


Wampold received his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Washington, his M.Ed. in educational psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi, and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.[1] He is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University.[2]

Work in psychotherapy[edit]

Wampold is known for developing the contextual model of psychotherapy, which constitutes an alternative to the prevailing theory of the effectiveness of psychotherapy, known as the medical model.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Leong, Frederick T. (2008). Encyclopedia of Counseling. Sage Publications. p. 937. ISBN 9781452265957.
  2. ^ a b c "Bruce Wampold". University of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ "How Psychotherapy Works". American Psychological Association. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2015.

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