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Kathleen is an aspiring Clinical Psychologist, teacher and researcher. She is currently completing a PhD at Swinburne University, assessing the effectiveness and client experience of a phase-based approach to treat complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The aim of this review was to understand the barriers and facilitators facing GPs and young adults in raising and addressing suicide in medical appointments. A mixed-methods systematic review was conducted of qualitative and quantitative studies. The focus was papers that explored barriers and facilitators experienced by young adults aged 18 to 26,...
Complex traumatic experiences, such as childhood sexual and physical abuse, occur in approximately 13% of the Australian population and are more common in women. Despite the prevalence of complex trauma and the need for evidence‐based services for survivors, no studies have explored treatment‐related experiences of women with complex trauma in Aust...
Phase-based approaches are a recommended treatment option for individuals with complex trauma histories; however, this is based on a limited body of empirical evidence. Phase-based approaches often involve two stages of treatment, with one focusing on safety and stabilisation and phase two on trauma memory processing. Historically, the Australian B...
The delivery of videoconferencing psychotherapy (VCP) has been found to be an efficacious, acceptable and feasible treatment modality for individual therapy. However, less is known about the use of VCP for couple and family therapy (CFT). The focus of this systematic review was to examine the efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of using VCP as...
Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a widespread adoption of videoconferencing as a communication medium in mental health service delivery. This review considers the empirical literature to date on using videoconferencing to deliver psychological therapy to adults presenting with mental health problems. Method: Papers were identified...
Background Whilst treatment for mental health issues has traditionally been conducted in-person, advances in technology has seen a recent growth in the use of online video therapy services to help overcome access-to-care barriers faced by those living in rural locations and those unable to travel. These barriers are particularly apparent in the cas...
The 11th edition of the International Classification of Disease has included Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD) as a clinical diagnosis separate to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Research has shown that cPTSD differs significantly from PTSD on core symptoms relating to the individual’s sense of self; which has driven research in...
Background Videoconferencing psychotherapy (VCP) is a growing practice among mental health professionals. Early adopters have predominantly been in private practice settings, and more recent adoption has occurred in larger organizations, such as the military. The implementation of VCP into larger health service providers in the public sector is an...
Potentially decision-relevant stimuli have been proposed to undergo immediate semantic processing. The current study investigated whether information regarding the general desirability (‘Wanting’) of visually presented ‘everyday’ objects was rapidly and automatically processed. Participants completed a foreground task while their electroencephalogr...
The aim and purpose of the study is to explore the client experience of recovery from complex trauma, with a possible diagnosis of complex PTSD, and to contribute to treatment development. The study will assess and explore client experiences and the effectiveness of the pilot Trauma Recovery Program.
The primary aim of this research projects is to explore the relationship between complex PTSD symptoms and concepts of IFS, such as the Self, parts and polarisation. The study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What is the relationship between complex PTS symptoms and concepts of IFS, such as Self and parts. 2. What variables moderate or mediate this relationship?
Research program investigating practice and outcomes of telehealth, blended remote, and virtual reality-based modalities of mental health intervention delivery