Enrique Echeburúa
Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain) since 1979

Última actualización: 17/01/2017

Enrique Echeburua


Universidad del País Vasco

Facultad de Psicología
Avda. de Tolosa, 70
20018 San Sebastián (Spain)

Phone: +34 943 018 329
Fax: +34 943 015 670
E-mail: enrique.echeburua@ehu.es

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Enrique Echeburúa has published more than 390 articles and book chapters, as well as 32 books, mostly in the areas of anxiety disorders, pathological gambling, sexual aggression and family violence. He has lectured extensively around the world and is the recipient of several awards related to research contribution (Researcher-Id: F-9033-2010).


B.A. Psychology. University of Madrid (Spain). 1973.

Ph.D. Psychology. University of Madrid (Spain). 1978.

Specialist in Clinical Psychology

Selected Publications


  1. ECHEBURÚA, E., CORRAL, P., GARCÍA, E. & BORDA, M.1993. Interactions between self-exposure and alprazolam in the treatment of agoraphobia without current panic: An exploratory study.. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21, 219-238.pdf

  2. BECOÑA, E., LABRADOR, F., ECHEBURÚA, E., VALLEJO, M.A. & OCHOA, E.1995. Slot machine gambling in Spain: An important and new social problem.. Journal of Gambling Studies, 11, 265-286.pdf

  3. ECHEBURÚA, E., BÁEZ, C. & FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J.1996. Comparative effectiveness of three therapeutic modalities in the psychological treatment of pathological gambling: Long-term outcome.. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 51-72.pdf

  4. ECHEBURÚA, E., CORRAL, P., SARASUA, B. & ZUBIZARRETA, I. 1996. Treatment of acute posttraumatic stress disorder in rape victims: An experimental study.. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 10, 185-199.pdf

  5. ECHEBURÚA, E., CORRAL, P., ZUBIZARRETA, I. & SARASUA, B.1997. Psychological treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder in victims of sexual aggression.. Behavior Modification, 21, 433-456.pdf

  6. SALABERRÍA, K. & ECHEBURÚA, E.1998. Long-term outcome of cognitive therapy’s contribution to self-exposure in vivo to the treatment of generalized social phobia.. Behavior Modification, 22, 262-284..pdf

  7. ECHEBURÚA, E., FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. & BÁEZ, C.2000. Relapse prevention in the treatment of slot machine pathological gambling: Long-term outcome.. Behavior Therapy, 31, 351-364.pdf

  8. ECHEBURÚA, E., FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. & BÁEZ, C.2001. Predictors of therapeutic failure in slot machine pathological gamblers following behavioral treatment. . Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 379-383.pdf

  9. ECHEBURÚA, E., FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. y BÁEZ, C.2002. Psychological treatment of slot machine pathological gambling: A case study.. Clinical Case Studies, 1, 240-253.pdf

  10. ECHEBURÚA, E., CORRAL, P. & AMOR, P.J.2003. Evaluation of psychological harm in the victims of violent crime.. Psychology in Spain, 7, 10-18.pdf

  11. ECHEBURÚA, E., FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. & AMOR, P.J.2003. Psychopathological profile of men convicted of gender violence: A study in the prisons of Spain.. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 798-812.pdf

  12. MARAÑÓN, I., ECHEBURÚA, E. & GRIJALVO, J.2004. Prevalence of personality disorders in patients with eating disorders: An exploratory study.. European Eating Disorders Review, 12, 217-222.pdf

  13. FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. & ECHEBURÚA, E.2004. Pathological gambling and personality disorders: An exploratory study with the IPDE.. Journal of Personality Disorders, 18, 500-505.pdf

  14. FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J. ECHEBURÚA, E. & AMOR, P.J.2005. Aggressors against women in prison and in the community: An exploratory study of a differential profile. . International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49, 158-167.pdf

  15. ECHEBURÚA, E. & FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J.2005. Psychological treatment of slot-machine pathological gambling: New perspectives.. Journal of Gambling Studies, 21, 21-26.pdf

  16. ECHEBURÚA, E., BRAVO DE MEDINA, R. & AIZPIRI, J.2005. Alcoholism and personality disorders: An exploratory study. . Alcohol and Alcoholism, 40, 323-326.pdf

  17. ECHEBURÚA, E., FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, J., & AMOR, P.J.2006. Psychological treatment of men convicted of gender violence: A pilot study in Spanish prisons.. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50, 56-70.pdf

  18. ECHEBURÚA, E., SALABERRÍA, K., CORRAL, P., CENEA, R., & BERASATEGUI, T.2006. Treatment of mixed anxiety-depression disorder: Long-term outcome.. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 95-101.pdf

  19. WALKER, M., TONEATTO, T., POTENZA, M., PETRY, N., LADOUCEUR, R., HODGINS, D., EL-GUEBALY, N., ECHEBURÚA, E. & BLASZCZYNSKI, A.2006. A framework for reporting outcomes in problem gambling treatment research: The Banff, Alberta Consensus.. Addiction, 101, 504-511.pdf

  20. PICÓ-ALFONSO, M.A., GARCÍA-LINARES, M.I., CELDA-NAVARRO, N., BLASCO-ROS, C., ECHEBURÚA, E. & MARTÍNEZ, M.2006. The impact of physical, psychological, and sexual intimate male partner violence on women’s mental health: depressive symptoms, posttraumatic stress disorder, state anxiety, and suicide.. Journal of Women’s Health, 15, 599-611.pdf

  21. MARAÑON, I., ECHEBURUA, E. & GRIJALBO, J.2007. Are there more personality disorders in treatment-seeking patients with eating disorders than in other kind of psychiatric patients? A two control groups comparative study using the IPDE.. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7, 283-293.pdf

  22. ECHEBURUA, E.& FERNANDEZ-MONTALVO J.2007. Male batterers with and without psychopathy: An exploratory study in Spanish prisons.. International Journal Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51, 254-263.pdf

  23. MARAÑON, I., GRIJALVO, J. & ECHEBURUA, E.2007. Do the IPDE and the MCMI-II assess the same personality disorders in patients with eating disorders?.. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7, 587-594.pdf

  24. ECHEBURUA, E., BRAVO DE MEDINA, R. & AIZPIRI, J.2007. Comorbidity of alcohol dependence and personality disorders: a comparative study.. Alcohol and alcoholism, 42, 622.pdf

  25. ECHEBURUA, E.& FERNANDEZ-MONTALVO J.2008. Are there more personality disorders in treatment-seeking pathological gamblers than in other kind of patients? A comparative study between the IPDE and the MCMI.. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 8, 53-54.pdf

  26. SARASUA, B., ZUBIZARRETA, I., ECHEBURÚA, E. & CORRAL, P.2008. Differential psychopathological profile of victims of intimate partner violence according to age. Psychology in Spain, 12, 53-62.pdf

  27. PICÓ-ALFONSO, M.A., ECHEBURÚA, E. & MARTÍNEZ, M.2008. Personality disorder symptoms in women as a result of chronic intimate male partner violence. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 577-588.pdf

  28. ECHEBURUA, E., FERNANDEZ-MONTALVO, J., CORRAL, P. & LOPEZ-GOÑI, J.J.2009. Assessing the risk markers in femicide and in severe intimate partner violence: A new assessment instrument . Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 925-039.pdf

  29. ECHEBURÚA, E., BRAVO DE MEDINA, R. & AIZPIRI, J. 2009. Personality disorders among alcohol-dependent patients manifesting or not manifesting cocaine abuse: A comparative pilot study. Substance Use & Misuse, 44, 981-989.pdf

  30. González Isasi, A., Echeburúa, E., Mosquera, F., Ibáñez, B., Aizpuru, F. y González-Pinto, A.2010. Long-term efficacy of a psychological intervention program for patients with refractory bipolar disorder: A pilot study.. Psychiatry Research, 176., 161-165..pdf

  31. González-Ortega, I., Mosquera, F., Echeburúa, E. & González-Pinto, A.2010. Insight, psicosis and aggressive behaviour in mania. European Journal of Psychiatry, 24, , 70-77.pdf

  32. J.I. Quemada, M.L. de Francisco, E. Echeburúa & A. Bulbena2010. Impact of psychiatric and neuropsychological sequelae of traumatic brain injury on the duration of legal time periods. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría, 38, 101-107.pdf

  33. A. Gonz´´alez-isasi, E. Echeburúa, J.M. Limiñana & A. González-Pinto2010. How effective is a psychological intervention program for patients with refractory bipolar disorder? A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 126, 80-87.pdf

  34. E. Esbec & E. Echeburúa2010. Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría, 38, 249-261.pdf

  35. González-Ortega, I., Rosa, A., Alberich, S., Barbeito, S., Vega, P., Echeburúa, E., Vieta, E. & González-Pinto, A.2010. Validation and use of the functioning assessment short test in first psychotic episodes. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 836-840.pdf

  36. E. Echeburúa2010. The challenge of posttraumatic stress disorder prevention: how to survive a disaster? . Terapia Psicológica, 28, , 147-154.pdf

  37. Esbec, E & Echeburúa, E.2011. New criteria for personality disorders in DSM-V. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría, 39, 1-11.pdf

  38. E. Echeburúa, I. González-Ortega, P. Corral & R. Polo-López2011. Clinical gender differences among pathological gamblers seeking treatment. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 215-227.pdf

  39. E. Echeburúa, M. Gómez ¬ M. Freixa2011. Cognitive-behavioural treatment of pathological gambling in individuals with chronic schizophrenia. A pilot study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 808-814.pdf

  40. Rosa, A.R, González-Ortega, I., González-Pinto, A., Echeburúa, E., Comes, M., Martínez-Àran, A., Ugarte, A., Fernández, M y Vieta, E.2012. One-year psychosocial functioning in patients in the early vs. late stage of bipolar disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125, 335-341.pdf

  41. 226. González Isasi, A., Echeburúa, E., Limiñana, J.M. y González-Pinto, A.2012. Predictors of good outcome in patients with refractory bipolar disorder after a drug or a drug and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53, 224-229.pdf

  42. Chóliz, M., Echeburúa, E. & Labrador, F.J.2012. Technological addictions: Are these the new addictions?. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 8, 290-291.pdf

  43. Ruiz-Iriondo, M., Salaberría, K. & Echeburúa, E. 2013. Schizophrenia: Analysis and psychological treatment according to the clinical staging. Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría, 41, 52-59.pdf

  44. 47. González-Ortega, I., de los Mozos, V., Echeburúa, E., Mezo, M., Besga, A., Ruiz de Azúa, S., González-Pinto, A., Gutiérrez, M., Zorrilla, I. & González-Pinto, A.2013. Working memory as a predictor of negative symptoms and functional outcome in first episode psychosis. Pychiatry Research, 206, 8-16.pdf

  45. 76. González-Ortega, I., Echeburúa, E., Corral, P., Polo-López, R. & Alberich, S.2013. Predictors of pathological gambling severity taking gender differences into account. European Addiction Research, 19, 146-154.pdf

  46. E. Echeburúa, I. González-Ortega, P. Corral & R. Polo-López2013. Pathological gamblers and a non-psychiatric control group taking gender differences into account. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16, 1-9.pdf

  47. 245. González Isasi, A., Echeburúa, E., Limiñana, J.M. & González-Pinto, A.2014. Psychoeducation and cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with refractory bipolar disorder: A 5-year controlled clinical trial. European Psychiatry, 29, 134-141.pdf

  48. E. Echeburúa, B. Sarasua & I. Zubizarreta 2014. Individual versus individual and group therapy regarding a cognitive-behavioral treatment for battered women in a community setting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1783-1801.pdf

  49. Polo-López, R., Salaberría, K., Berry, K. y Echeburúa, E.2014. Piloting a cognitive-behavioral intervention for family members living with individuals with severe mental disorders. Behavior Modification, 38, 619-635.pdf

  50. 50. Cruz-Sáez, M.S., Pascual, A., Salaberría, K., Etxebarria, I. & Echeburúa, E.2015. Risky eating disorders and beliefs among adolescent girls. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 154-163.pdf

  51. 89. Salaberría, K., Polo-López, R., Cruz-Sáez, M.S., Echeburúa, E. & Berry, K.2015. Chronic stress in immigrants and relatives of people with mental illness: A comparative study. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 32, 7-15.pdf

  52. Polo-López, R., Salaberría, K., & Echeburúa, E.2015. Effectiveness of a psychological support program for relatives of people with mental disorders compared to a control group: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 68, 13-18.pdf

  53. 53. González-Ortega, I., Alberich, S., Echeburúa, E., Aizpuru, F., Milán, E., Vieta, E., Matute, C. & González-Pinto, A.2015. Subclinical depressive symptoms and continued cannabis use: predictors of negative outcomes in first episode psychosis. Plos One, 10(4), e0123707.pdf

  54. Cruz-Sáez, M.S., Pascual, A., Salaberría, K. & Echeburúa, E2015. Normal weight and overweight female adolescents with and without extreme weight-control behaviors: Emotional distress and body image concerns. . Journal of Health Psychology, 20, , 730-740.pdf

  55. 95. Besga, A., González-Ortega, I., Echeburúa, E., Savio, A., Ayerdi, B., Chyzhyk, D., Madrigal, J.L.M., Leza, J.C., Graña, M. & González-Pinto, A.M.2015. Discrimination between Alzheimer’s Disease and Late Onset Bipolar Disorder Using Multivariate Analysis. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7: 231, 1-9.pdf

  56. Enrique Esbec & Enrique Echeburúa2016. Substance abuse and crime: considerations for a comprehensive forensic assessment. Adicciones, 28, 48-56.pdf

  57. 99. Blasco, M.J., Castellví, P., Almenara, J., Lagares, C., Roca, M., Sesé, A., Piqueras, J.A., Soto-Sanz, V., Rodríguez-Marín, J., Echeburúa, E., Gabilondo, A., Cebrià, A.I., Miranda-Mendizábal, A., Vilagut, G., Bruffaerts, Auerbach, R.P., Kessler, R.C. & Alonso, J.2016. Predictive Models for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Spanish University Students: Rationale and Methods of the UNIVERSAL (University & Mental Health) Project. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 122.pdf

  58. G. Varona, J.L. De la Cuesta & E. Echeburúa2016. Victims of terrorism in the Basque Country: Paradoxes of their expectations and demands in the end of ETA. Revista de Victimología/Journal of Victimology, 3, 65-84.pdf

  59. 59. Polo-López, R., Salaberría, K., Cruz-Sáez, M.S. & Echeburúa, E.2016. Outcome of cognitive-behavioral therapy for relatives of people with severe mental disorders. Psicothema, 28, 227-234.pdf

  60. 103. González-Ortega. I., Echeburúa, E., García-Alocén, A., Vega, P. & González-Pinto, A.2016. Cognitive behavioral therapy program for cannabis use cessation in first-episode psychosis patients: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17:372, doi 10.1186/s13063-016-1507-x.pdf

  61. 61. Echeburúa, E., Amor, P.J., Sarasua, B., Zubizarreta, I. & Holgado-Tello, F.P.2016. Inventory of Distorted Thoughts about Women and the Use of Violence-Revised (IPDMUV-R): Psychometric properties.. Anales de Psicología, 32, 837-846.pdf

  62. Echeburúa, E. & Muñoz, J.M. 2017. Boundaries between psychological intimate partner violence and dysfunctional relationships: psychological and forensic implications. Anales de Psicología, 33, 18-25.pdf

  63. E. Echeburúa, M. Gómez & M. Freixa2017. Prediction of Relapse After Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Gambling Disorder in Individuals With Chronic Schizophrenia: A Survival Analysis. Behavior Therapy, 48, 69-75.pdf

Selected Books in Spanish

  1. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1992). Avances en el tratamiento psicológico de los trastornos de ansiedad. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 270 págs.

  2. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1993). Modificación de conducta y psicología clínica. Bilbao. Universidad del País Vasco, 179 págs.

  3. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1993). Fobia social. Barcelona. MARTÍNEZ-ROCA (Serie Salud 2000), 138 págs.

  4. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1993). La ansiedad crónica: evaluación y tratamiento. Madrid. EUDEMA, 96 págs.

  5. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1993). Trastornos de ansiedad en la infancia. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 140 págs.

  6. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1994). Personalidades violentas. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 301 págs.

  7. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1995). Evaluación y tratamiento de la fobia social. Barcelona. MARTINEZ-ROCA (Serie Salud 2000), 126 págs.

  8. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, , (1996). El alcoholismo. Madrid. AGUILAR, 214 págs.

  9. JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1997). Manual práctico del juego patológico. Ayuda para el paciente y guía para el terapeuta. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 222 págs.

  10. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, PAZ DE CORRAL (1998). Manual de violencia familiar. Madrid. SIGLO XXI, 214 págs.

  11. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (1999). ¿Adicciones… sin drogas? Las nuevas adicciones (juego, sexo, comida, compras, trabajo, Internet). Bilbao. DESCLÉE DE BROUWER, 114 págs.

  12. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, CRISTINA GUERRICAECHEVARRÍA (2000). Abuso sexual en la infancia: víctimas y agresores. Barcelona. ARIEL, 191 págs.

  13. FRANCISCO JAVIER LABRADOR, ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, ELISARDO BECOÑA (2000). Guía para la elección de tratamientos psicológicos efectivos: hacia una nueva psicología clínica. Madrid. DYKINSON, 336 págs.

  14. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO (2001). Celos en la pareja: una emoción destructiva. Un enfoque clínico. Barcelona. ARIEL, 154 págs.

  15. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (2001). Abuso de alcohol. Guía de intervención. Madrid. SÍNTESIS, 186 págs.

  16. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, PEDRO JAVIER AMOR, JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO (2002). Vivir sin violencia. Aprender un nuevo estilo de vida. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 179 págs.

  17. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (2004). Superar un trauma. El tratamiento de las víctimas de sucesos violentos. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 216 págs.

  18. ENRIQUE BACA, ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, JOSEP Mª TAMARIT SUMALLA (2006). Manual de victimología. Valencia. TIRANT LO BLANCH, 462 págs.

  19. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA (2006). Nuevas fronteras en el estudio del juego patológico. Madrid. Fundación Ramón Areces, 236 págs.

  20. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, PAZ DE CORRAL (2009). Trastornos de ansiedad en la infancia y adolescencia. Madrid. Pirámide, 176 págs.

  21. ENRIQUE ECHEBURÚA, JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ-MONTALVO, PAZ DE CORRAL (2009). Predicción del riesgo de homicidio y de violencia grave en la relación de pareja. Valencia. Centro Reina Sofía, 179 págs.

  22. Enrique Echeburúa, Francisco Javier Labrador, Elisardo Becoña (Octubre 2009). Adicción a las nuevas tecnologías en adolescentes y jóvenes. Madrid. PIRÁMIDE, 272 págs.

  23. Enrique Echebura, Elisardo Becoa, Francisco Javier Labrador y Fundacin GAUDIUM (2010). El juego patológico. Madrid. Ediciones pirmide, 400 págs.

  24. Enrique Echebura, Santiago Redondo (2010). ¿Por qué víctima es femenino y agresor masculino?. Madrid. Ediciones Pirámide, 264 págs.

  25. Enrique Echeburúa, Ana Requesens (2012). Adicción a las redes sociales y nuevas tecnologías en niños y adolescentes. Guía para educadores. Madrid. Pirámide, 187 págs.

  26. Enrique Echeburúa (2016). Abuso de Internet: ¿antesala para la adicción al juego de azar online?. Madrid. Pirámide, 323 págs.

Research Programs (Group Leader)

  • Interactions between self-exposure and alprazolam in the treatment of agoraphobia without current panic.University of the Basque Country. 1987-88. UPV 230.12-41/86.

  • Psychological treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in victims of sexual aggression.University of the Basque Country. 1989-1990. UPV 006.230-0106/88.

  • Cognitive therapy’s contribution to self-exposure in vivo to the treatment of generalized social phobia.University of the Basque Country. 1991. UPV 006.230-H067/90.

  • Relapse prevention in the treatment of pathological gambling.University of the Basque Country. 1995. UPV 006.231-HA182/95.

  • Psychological treatment of family violence.University of the Basque Country. 1998. UPV 006.231-HA177/97.

  • Psychological treatment of mixed anxiety-depression disorder.Basque Country Government. 2001-2002. GV PI-1999-115.

  • Personality disorders and eating disorders.University of the Basque Country. 2002-2003. UPV 00006.231-H-13931/2001.

  • Personality disorders and pathological gambling.Ministry of Science and Technology (Spain). 2004-2005. BS02003-05895.

  • Prediction of risk of homicide for battered women.Ministry of Science and Technology (Spain). 2006-2008. SEJ2005-09170-C04-02/PSIC.

  • Psychopathologic gender differences in pathological gambling: implications for therapy.Ministry of Science and Technology (Spain). 2009-2011. PSI2008-03718/PSIC.

  • Psychological support to vulnerable women at risk situation.Clinical Psychology Research Group. University of . 2009-2011. GIU08/16.

Current Research Interests

  • Pathological gambling

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

  • Sexual aggression

  • Family violence


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