Research, Consultancy & Training

Dr Frank Ryan offers an innovative, research based,  approach to consultancy and training at both at individual or corporate level. This places motivation and self-control  stage. Using the latest scientific findings on willpower, this can help individuals and teams to improve wellbeing and productivity.

Dr Ryan’s current teaching and research roles:

  • Visiting Clinical Tutor, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Visiting Research Fellow, London South Bank University
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College.

Recent Publications and training events

Ryan F and Skandali N (2016) Editorial: Reward Processing in Motivational and Affective Disorders. Front. Psychol. 7:1288. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01288

Ryan, F., Skandali, N., eds. (2016). Reward Processing in Motivational and Affective

Disorders. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-986-0

Ryan, F. Willpower for Dummies. Wiley. Chichester

Ryan, F. Working with Addictions. Llewelyn, S., & Murphy, D. (Eds.). (2014). What is Clinical Psychology? Oxford University Press.

Weaver, T, Metrebian, N, Hellier, J., Pilling, S. Poovendran D., Charles, V., Little, N, Mitcheson, L. Ryan, F. Bowden-Jones. O., Dunn J., Glasper, A , Finch, E. , Strang, J.

Use of contingency management incentives to improve completion of hepatitis B vaccination in people undergoing treatment for heroin dependence: a cluster randomised trial. The Lancet



Ryan, F. Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change. Wiley Blackwell. Chichester

Ryan, F. Appetite Lost & Found: Cognitive Psychology in the Addiction Clinic. In Munafo. M. & Albery, I. (Eds) Cognition and Addiction. Oxford University Press.


Ryan, F. Detected, selected, and sometimes neglected: Cognitive processing of cues in addiction. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 10. 67-76


Ryan, F. Attentional bias and alcohol dependence: A controlled study using the modified Stroop paradigm. Addictive Behaviors. 27. 471-482

Workshops & Training Events Rediscovering Willpower:

The key to successful outcomes in addiction and substance misuse.

The Willpower Workshop: Improving outcomes in motivational and affective disorders

The Willpower Workshop: Enhancing cognitive control to improve outcomes:

Thinking the way out of addiction. ( with

Professor Matt Field, University of Liverpool)

Willpower: The Key to Effective CBT:

Motivation & Change: Cognitive Therapy Applied to Addiction:

  • Workshop presentation at the European Association of behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (EABCT) Ljubljana, Slovenia (2017)
  • Workshop presentation at the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (EABCT), Stockholm, Sweden (2016)
  • Workshop presentation at the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (EABCT), The Hague, Netherlands (2014)
  • Invited workshop presentation at British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) annual conference, University of Birmingham (2014)
  • Invited workshop presentation to BABCP East of England branch (2014)
  • Invited workshop presentation to BABCP (Scottish Branch). Perth (2014)
  • Irish Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies. Dublin (2013)
  • MSc course in CBT. Trinity College, Dublin. (2013)
  • Chinese Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. Hong Kong, (2013)
  • European Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapy Annual Conference Geneva, Switzerland (2012)
  • EABCT Annual Conference, Reykjavik Iceland (2011)
  • 7th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Istanbul. Turkey (2011)
  • EABCT Annual Conference, Milan, Italy (2010)
  • EABCT Annual Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2009)