A podcast by two therapists.
Every episode, we sit down with experts in mental health research to hear about their work, and why it matters. It’s more than just describing a study, or reading a paper - these are real conversations about good science.
We’re here to make it easier to bring the science to your therapy.
Treating sleep for better outcomes in youth
Dr Cele Richardson is a lecturer and clinical psychologist at the University of Western Australia. She is an expert in sleep difficulties and their treatment in adolescence, and she shared a wealth of knowledge about sleep and its role in adolescent mental health.
This episode left us surprised about how common sleep problems are in young people, despite how few of us are trained in the assessment and treatment of sleep problems. We guarantee Cele’s insights will motivate you to learn even more about sleep and add sleep treatment strategies to your professional toolkits.
Ultra-high risk for psychosis: what it means and how to respond.
Barnaby Nelson is a clinical psychologist with Orygen at the University of Melbourne. His research and practice focuses on early identification and treatment of people who have been identified as 'ultra-high risk' for psychosis. Barnaby walks us through how to detect psychotic symptoms and what effective treatment looks like. Barnaby shares how common these experiences are, and how everyday clinicians can tailor their skills to address and manage psychotic symptoms in their clinical practice.
Barnaby also shared a wealth of information and resources, including:
THIS recent review of interventions for early psychosis
Two examples (HERE and HERE) of online therapy options as adjunctive support for people with psychosis.
A helpful BOOK for clinicians about how to tailor CBT for psychosis, called ‘Think You’re Carzy, Think Again?’ by Anthony Morrison
OCD: Underlying processes and best practice treatment
Kelvin Wong is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University in Canada.
Kelvin's research and clinical work focuses on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Kelvin talks us through the key features of OCD, different types of OCD, and the best practice approach to treatment. He also dives into some of his recent research on the processes underlying the development and maintenance of OCD, such as a fear of self.
Understanding and engaging men in therapy
Zac Seidler is the director of mental health training at Movember, and a research fellow with Orygen at the University of Melbourne.
Zac is an expert in men's mental health, both as a clinical psychologist and researcher. When we spoke with Zac, we learned about how distress may present differently in men, and how therapists can engage men in treatment more successfully.
The "why" and "how" of parent-child interaction therapy
This week’s episode is one for the child and family therapists, those aspiring to be, or anybody interested in learning all about a creative and high-intensity therapy modality – Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Dr Georgie Fleming is a postdoctoral research fellow and clinical psychologist at UNSW, Sydney. She specialises in behaviour problems in children and is an expert in PCIT as a researcher, trainer and clinician. We spoke to Georgie about the kind of families who will benefit from PCIT and why it is such an effective therapy. We also learned how PCIT is delivered, both in the clinic and over telehealth.
Phobias and why not to avoid them
Corrie Ackland is the director of the Sydney Phobia Clinic and a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
In her clinical practice, Corrie specialises in the comprehensive treatment of specific phobias. We spoke with Corrie about how different phobias present in clinical practice, and why they are worthy of our attention. We learned about the typical structure of phobia treatment, the value of good-quality exposure therapy, and the role of virtual reality in phobia treatment. We guarantee you'll come away with heaps of new information and ideas.
A great podcast presenting cutting-edge and relevant advances in clinical psychology. Perfect for post-grad students and professionals alike.
Great insights into issues relating to Sleep with Dr.Cele Richardson.
Efficient way to earn CPD and keep up to date with the research.