Monitoring and Measuring To Promote Positive Change


Episode 96 – Monitoring and Measuring To Promote Positive Change

Chris and Rowan discuss the idea that ‘what we monitor will change’ and how this relates to therapy and performance.
We look at how we can use different measurements in therapy to get a more objective sense of how therapy works. Plus, we look at how we can use these ideas to boost performance in other areas of our life.

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This Week’s Links

Our Practice Research on the effectiveness of psychological therapy beyond 10 sessions. – Presented at the 2016 WCBCT (World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) in Melbourne.

Cut Not Right Move – Chris’s article in the Geelong Advertiser detailing why he believes the Government should have continued to offer 20 rebated sessions a year, instead of ten, as they’ve now changed it to.

Our Practice’s Research Library

Our Practice’s Research on the Better Access Scheme (2016)


The Presenters

Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 700,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He currently produces the official Geelong Cats AFL and AFLW podcasts and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lyons Construction.

Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years of psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.

Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.

Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.

Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – [email protected]

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