Bruce Liese

Bruce Liese
  • Clinical Director

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center, Room 3078A
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas (KU). Dr. Liese currently serves as Past President of APA Division 50 and Treasurer of the ABCT Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group. His work focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors. He has taught courses on addictive behaviors, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice at KU, and he has supervised hundreds of psychotherapy trainees. Dr. Liese has more than 50 publications, and he has co-authored two texts on addictive behaviors with Dr. Beck. Dr. Liese was also Editor of The Addictions Newsletter (TAN) for ten years, an official publication of APA Division 50. For his work on this newsletter, Dr. Liese received a President’s Citation from Division 50. In 2015 Dr. Liese received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training award from APA Division 50, and he received a Presidential Citation for his work as a Citizen Psychologist at the 2018 APA Convention. This award was granted for his work in the Lawrence-Douglas County community.