The purpose of this section of the website is to communicate findings from our past and present clinical research. It focusses on our clinical innovations and the treatment effectiveness of our psychological interventions.
We evaluate much of our ongoing clinical work according to a scientist-practitioner model. That work forms the basis of our ongoing presentations 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.
These slides also contain striking findings about the effectiveness of the scheme in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. It compares results for clients treated both with and without medication. The findings indicate that at least a sub-group of clients require access to more than ten treatment sessions to achieve a fuller recovery.
The second presentation illustrates how psychological therapy can be enhanced by drawing on clients’ experience of synchronicity, or strikingly meaningful coincidences in their lives. The paper describes how this strategy is consistent with principles of positive psychology. The paper encourages acknowledgment of a spiritual dimension in life. It was presented as a poster at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology in Florida, USA, in June 2105.
The third presentation is about a group intervention focusing on character strengths that was used in a number of settings. It was presented as a poster at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, U.S.A., in June 2013.
The fourth 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. They were presented as part of an invited paper at a symposium on July 24 entitled “The Provision of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Through a Nationalized Program of Access of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments: the Australian Experience”.
These slides contain striking findings about the effectiveness of the scheme in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder both with and without medication. The findings point to the importance of at least a sub-group of clients having access to more than ten treatment sessions to achieve a fuller recovery.
The fifth 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. They were also presented at the 2008 ACOTS (Australasian traumatic stress research) conference in Melbourne in September 2008.
The sixth 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.