Our Research

The purpose of this section of the website is to communicate findings from our clinical research. It focusses on our clinical innovations and the treatment effectiveness of our psychological interventions. We evaluate our ongoing clinical work using a scientist-practitioner model and present our results at national and international conferences.

The first presentation below reports on findings of treatment outcomes of over 2000 clients we have seen through the Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme. Many of the slides were presented at our symposium at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT) in Melbourne in June 2016.

The second presentation below reports on findings of treatment outcomes of over 2000 clients we have seen through the Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme. These slides contain striking findings about the effectiveness of the scheme in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder for clients treated both with and without medication.

The third presentation illustrates how psychological therapy can be enhanced by drawing on clients’ experience of synchronicity, or strikingly meaningful coincidences in their lives.

The fourth presentation is about a group intervention focusing on character strengths that was used in a number of settings.

The fifth set of slides below reports on earlier findings of treatment outcomes of over 1100 clients we had seen through the Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme. It formed the basis of our presentation in Lima, Peru at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies in July 2013.

The sixth set of slides report on outcome evaluation data collected on our treatment of clients with psychological trauma reactions. These were the slides used for conference presentations at the World Congress of Psychotherapy in Beijing in October 2008 and at the 2008 ACOTS (Australasian traumatic stress research) conference in Melbourne.

The seventh set of slides relates to the relevance of synchronicity in psychological therapy and how therapists might help clients draw on synchronistic experiences to facilitate change.

Therapy Outcome Evaluation of Symptoms and Wellbeing in a Large Psychology Practice (WCPP, 2019)

Better Access Updated research (WCBCT 2016)

Drawing on Synchronicity as a Heuristic in the Therapy Setting: A Potential Positive Psychology intervention

Introducing Character Strengths into Diverse Organizations: Positive Education as a Catalyst for Personal and Cultural Growth

Treatment outcome data for clients seen through Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme

Outcome data for clients with trauma reactions

How to draw on synchronicity to promote client wellbeing (APS Congress 2018) pdf