Dr. Wolfgang Linden is a Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. He holds Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Muenster University, Germany (1974) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, McGill University, Montreal (1981).
Dr. Linden sees himself as scientist-practitioner and has conducted experimental and clinical studies into mechanisms of disease, clinical trials, and systematic reviews in the following areas: Reduction of Health Risk Behaviors, Treatment of Hypertension, Psychosocial Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Psychological Factors in Cancer Care.
He has written over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapter and six books, including an undergraduate textbook in Clinical Psychology that first appeared in 2011 and was also recently translated and published into Turkish and Chinese. His clinical affiliations included consultancies on the heart transplant team, the Provincial Heart Centre and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.
Dr. Linden previously served as board member and president of the British Columbia Psychological Association, and also as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. For over three decades now, he volunteered as an advocate for improved mental health care in British Columbia and Canada.
Professional interests include health psychology; cardiac rehabilitation; psychological adjustment to cancer; advocacy for improved mental and addictions services and minimizing the impact of adverse childhoods on youth and adult health.
Linden W, Hewitt PL (2018, Second Edition) Clinical Psychology: A Modern Health Profession. 452 pages. Taylor and Francis, New York, USA
Ozier D, Linden W (2018) Heart variability biofeedback as supplementary care for brain cancer: A feasibility study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1-2
Linden W, Vodermaier A (2018) On the uniqueness of, and diversity within, cancers: A commentary on Kangas and Gross 2018. Journal of Health Psychology , online first : https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318781947
Vodermaier A, Linden W (2019) Low social support is not associated with high distress in patients with cancer unless more support is wanted : Replication with a large sample. Supportive Care in Cancer 27, 2345–2347
Marshall C, Linden W, Ng A, Vodermaier A (2019) In the Margins: Unsolicited Comments of Cancer Patients across the first year after diagnosis. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 51, 261-268.
Young S, Linden W, Ignaszewski A, Con A, Terhaag S, Campbell T (2019). Psychosocial and medical predictors of 1-yr functional outcome in male and female coronary bypass recipients. Heart & Mind, 3, 113-121.
Linden W, Young S, Ignaszewski A, Campbell T (2021, February, early release). Psychosocial and medical predictors of 14-year mortality and morbidity in male and female coronary artery bypass graft recipients: a prospective observational study. Psychological Medicine, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329172100012X
Heidary M, Nosrat Abad TH, Linden W (2021, in press). The Effect of Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention on Aggression and Rule-breaking Behaviours in Male Elementary School Students. Journal of Psychologists and Counselors in Schools.
- Senior Investigator Award, Section for Behavioral Medicine, Canadian Psychological Association (2018)
- American Psychological Association Fellow (2001)