Adelln completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Western Australia in 2014. Her doctoral thesis investigated ways in which feedback about clients’ progress could be used to guide ongoing delivery of therapy, and enhance translation of research findings into clinical practice. Adelln has worked with children, adolescents, and adults across both community and private settings, and has previously held research appointments at UWA. Joining CCI in 2016, Adelln provides treatment for groups and individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. She is also the co-ordinator of the CCI training workshop program for mental health professionals.
Alice has been part of the CCI team since 2008. Alice keeps the service running so the clinicians can spend more time with patients and not have to worry about the vast array of administrative tasks that a busy clinic generates. Alice has worked for over 25 years in the health industry in both public and private settings and has extensive knowledge of all office functions and has an outstanding ability to multitask.
Amanda completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psych) in the UK, at the University of Teesside. Her doctorate research focussed on the impact of mood disorders and health beliefs on Stroke Rehabilitation outcome. Her previous experience in the UK involved working within inpatient and outpatient services delivering individual, couple and ward based interventions for a range of psychiatric disorders affecting older adults and their families. Amanda has been a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Clinical Interventions since 2005, providing group and individual treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. Her primary areas of interest are anxiety disorders and depression, with a particular interest in CBT and Meta Cognitive Approaches for Worry and Rumination. Amanda is involved with facilitating CCI training workshops. She has conducted research in the area of Quality of Life & Depression and has been involved in running the ongoing CCI Bipolar Programme, which offers adjunctive psychosocial interventions for people with Bipolar Disorder.
Bronwyn completed her BA (Hons), Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, and Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. Prior to joining CCI, her experience included a post at the Institute of Psychiatry in London where she delivered individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions to adolescents with Major Depression as part of a clinical trial. Bronwyn is currently co-ordinator of the Eating Disorders Programme at CCI. She is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with eating disorders, including family based treatment (FBT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Bronwyn is also passionate about evaluating and improving treatments for patients with eating disorders. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Bronwyn is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders as well as the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Bruce is the current Director of CCI taking on the role on a full-time basis in 2017. Bruce has been with CCI for over 10 years during which time he has been involved with development of and run many of the treatment programs. Bruce specialises in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and provides treatment individually and in group courses. He holds a DPsych from Murdoch University and an MPsych from UWA. Bruce is also a practising registered pharmacist and brings to his clinical work over 20 years of experience in community healthcare. This background continues to foster Bruce’s research interest in the treatment of psychological disorders with medication and with cognitive behavioural therapy. Bruce facilitates training workshops at CCI and regularly presents seminars and lectures to psychology students at UWA, Curtin and Murdoch Universities. He also provides clinical supervision to provisionally registered psychologists and to clinical psychologist registrars.
David is CCI’s Senior Scientist. He is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of CCI’s treatment programs, and studying the mechanisms by which they work. David also plays a key role coordinating CCI’s data collection systems and helps to run our website. David has received several prestigious awards for his research, including the West Australian Student Scientist of the Year, Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists Student Prize, and University of Western Australia Prize for Research Achievement. In addition to working at CCI, David is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Curtin University.
Kasia completed her clinical training (Master of Psychology – Clinical) at Curtin University in 2017. Her masters thesis involved conducting an open trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief intervention for the carers of individuals with eating disorders. She currently works in the eating disorders treatment program at CCI where she delivers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults with eating disorders. Kasia has experience in working with individuals across the lifespan presenting with eating disorders and other psychological presentations in inpatient and outpatient settings both in public and private settings. She also has a particular interest in working with individuals who are gender-diverse or questioning their gender identity.
Laura Smith graduated with a BA (Hons) and Masters in Clinical Psychology from UWA. She has worked at CCI since 1999 and for most of this time has run the CCI Bipolar Treatment Program. This programme offers adjunctive psychosocial interventions for people with bipolar disorder. Laura’s particular research interests are in the areas of self-efficacy for managing bipolar symptoms, psychological treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder and the role of carers, family and partners in treatment of bipolar disorder. Laura has also worked on CCI therapist manuals for group and individual treatment of anxiety, depression and psychosis.
Louise works as a Clinical Psychologist within the Eating Disorders Programme at CCI. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her published doctoral thesis examined whether therapists were able to adequately adhere to three eating disorder treatments under investigation in a multi-site research trial. Louise has previous experience in delivering individual and group therapy to individuals with various psychological conditions in both community and school settings.
Louise completed her clinical training in the Masters (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Western Australia, and commenced at CCI in 2016. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy, using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and meta-cognitive approaches. Her goal is to help people develop the skills and courage required take control of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that they feel empowered and can lead a more fulfilled life. Louise’s research in the area of eating disorders and treatment retention has been presented at a number of national and international conferences and she was awarded both a Butterfly Foundation research scholarship, and the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Peter Beaumont Young Investigator Award.
Marilyn completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD research examined the association between anxiety-linked threat-biased attention and threat-biased interpretation. Marilyn has previous experience in providing both inpatient and outpatient therapy for young people and adults with eating disorders and other psychological conditions. As part of the Eating Disorders Programme, Marilyn provides therapy for individuals with eating disorders and is involved in the development of web-based resources for consumers and health professionals.
Mark completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD at Murdoch University. Mark works in the mood and anxiety disorders program at CCI, providing treatment for groups and individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. He has previously worked as a researcher in educational psychology and lecturer in social and developmental psychology at Murdoch University.
Melissa completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Western Australia. Her master’s thesis examined anxiety-related attentional biases in younger and older adults. Melissa joined the team at CCI in 2014, but has been involved in research collaboration with CCI since 2011, looking at interpersonal problems in anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and how these relate to treatment outcomes.
Olivia has been working at CCI since 2015, following the completion of her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Olivia’s Honours and Doctoral research theses both focused on the area of eating disorders. Her Honours thesis investigated predictors of dropout in outpatient treatment for eating disorders (published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2012), while her Doctoral thesis explored readiness and motivation to change in the treatment of adult outpatients with anorexia nervosa. Olivia delivers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults with eating disorders and Family Based Therapy for clients aged 16-18 with anorexia nervosa. In addition to her clinical work, Olivia has been actively involved with the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) for the past five years, and will be convening ANZAED's national conference in Perth in 2021.
Peter graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and PhD from the University of Western Australia, after which he worked for 4 years as a clinical psychologist and service coordinator of the Anxiety Disorders Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. After returning to Perth he worked at the Centre for Clinical Interventions for a number of years as a clinician and clinical researcher, and he is currently our Research Director. Peter is also Professor within the School of Psychology, Curtin University, where he teaches in the masters of clinical psychology program. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has published numerous articles relating to the treatment of anxiety and depression, transdiagnostic approaches to conceptualising mental disorders, and mechanisms of cognitive and behavioural change. Peter’s primary areas of interest are anxiety disorders and depression, and he specialises in the treatment of social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, body dysmorphic disorder, and depression.
Sam completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Curtin University in 2015. Her masters thesis investigated the effectiveness of a single-session group-based imagery rescripting treatment for performance anxiety. This led her to CCI to facilitate social anxiety groups as part of a NHMRC-funded research trial investigating the effectiveness of imagery-enhanced group therapy for social anxiety disorder. Sam now works across the mood/anxiety and eating disorders streams at CCI. She delivers individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults with eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as Family Based Therapy for clients aged 16-18 with anorexia nervosa. Sam has previous experience working with young people and adults with a range of psychological conditions across private, community, inpatient and outpatient settings.
Steph completed her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Western Australia. Her Doctorate research involved examining body mass and psychological functioning as factors associated with bullying in children and adolescents. Steph has previous experience working with young people and adults with eating disorders and other psychological conditions, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Since joining CCI in 2012, Steph has provided evidence based treatment for eating disorders, facilitated trainings and been involved in the development of resources for consumers and health professionals. She is currently joint coordinator of the Eating Disorders Program and is also a board approved supervisor. Steph is currently on maternity leave.
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