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More About Me

More About Me

Research

I completed my PhD titled "Can Therapists Estimate Current Patient Progress and Predict Final Outcomes with the Provision of Feedback?" in 2017. The primary findings were that therapists can be overly optimistic regarding how well their patients are going. As such, it is important for therapists such as myself to use more objective measures to determine patient progress and outcomes. What I mean by objective measures are things like self-report questionnaires (e.g., the DASS-21 that your GP will ask you to complete if you are on a Mental Health Treatment Plan). It is useful to discuss the results of self-report questionnaires I give to you in order to understand your answers more clearly, so that I can support you as best I can. In fact, research shows that discussing your questionnaire results with you can improve your overall outcomes.

Conference Presentations

I have presented my PhD research at both national and international conferences. See details below:

The 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT)

Melbourne, Australia - June 2016

The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Psychotherapy Research (SPR)

Philadelphia, United States - June 2015

The 37th Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy National Conference

Perth, Australia - October 2014

Publications

One of the studies in my PhD was published in a peer-reviewed journal:

Flood, N., Page, A., & Hooke, G. (2019). A comparison between the clinical significance and growth mixture modelling early change methods at predicting negative outcomes. Psychotherapy Research, 29(7), 947-958.

Training & Workshops

I have facilitated and co-facilitated a number of workshops and training for other clinical psychologists, provisional psychologists, and government healthcare workers. Details are listed below:

November 2020

 

January 2020

June

2019

December 2015

October 2015

March 2015

  • Co-facilitated training on "Supporting Gender and Sexually Diverse Clients" to a multidisciplinary team of staff at Subiaco Adult Mental Health Service with Serena Mariotti (Social Worker).

 

  • Co-facilitated training on "Supporting Gender and Sexually Diverse Clients" to a multidisciplinary team of staff at Joondalup Adult Mental Health Service with Tameka Portelli (Social Worker).

  • Co-facilitated a one-day training on "Helping Young People Manage Difficult and Aggressive Behaviours" to staff from a variety of government and non-government health services at YouthLink with Anthony O'Grady (Clinical Nurse Specialist).

  • Developed and facilitated an "Anger Management for Adolescents" Workshop to a multidisciplinary team of staff at the Drug & Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS).

  • Facilitated a "Psychosis in Adolescents" Workshop to Provisional Psychologists at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

  • Facilitated a Brief Alcohol Intervention Training (BAIT) Workshop to Provisional Psychologist at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

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