Research

Our team are active and engaged in ongoing research and development activities across a life-span

We’ve presented research relating to our bespoke DBT program at the following conferences

Publications

Our team have contributed research to the areas of depression, anxiety, stress and children’s and adolescents concerns.

Lampe, L., Basten, C., Crino, R., Davis, N.R., McEvoy,P. (2010). CBT Skills in Action. Sydney:NSW IMET, (video)

Lovibond, P.F., Davis, N.R. & O’Flaherty, A.S. (2000). Protection from extinction in human fear conditioning. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38 (10), 967-983.

Huon, G.F., Hayne, A., Gunewardene, A., Strong, K., Lunn, N., Piira, T. & Lim, J. (1999). Accounting for differences in dieting status: Steps in the refinement of a model. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 26(4), 420-433. (nee Lunn)

Wuthrich, V. M., Rapee, R. M., Kangas, M., & Perini, S. (2015). Randomized controlled trial of group cognitive behavioral therapy compared to a discussion group for co-morbid anxiety and depression in older adults. Psychological Medicine, 1-11.

Perini, S.J. & Rapee, R.M. (2014). Theoretical Foundations of CBT for Anxious and Depressed Youth. In E.S. Sburlati, H.J Lyneham, C.A. Schniering & R.M. Rapee, R.M. (Eds.) Evidence-Based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies Based Approach, 97-113. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Barlow, D.H., Rapee, R.M. & Perini, S. (2014). Mastering Stress- A Lifestyle Approach. Updated Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brockveld, K.C., Perini, S.J., & Rapee, R.M. (2014). Social Anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder Across Cultures. In S. G. Hofmann & P. M. DiBartolo (Eds.) Social Anxiety (3rd Edition) Clinical, Developmental and Social Perspectives, 141-158.

Perini, S.J., Wuthrich, V.M., & Rapee, R.M. (2013). ‘Cool Kids’ in Denmark: Commentary on a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Group for Anxio. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 9, 359-370.

Perini, S.J., Titov, N. & Andrews, G. (2009). Clinician-assisted Internet-based treatment is effective for depression: Randomized controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43, 571-578.

McEvoy, P.M., Mahoney, A., Perini, S.J., & Kingsep, P. (2009). Changes in post-event processing and metacognitions during cognitive behavioral group therapy for social phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 617-623.

McEvoy, P.M. & Perini, S.J. (2009). Cognitive behavioral group therapy for social phobia with or without attention training: A controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 519-528.

Kim, J., Chen, J., Rapee, R., Oh, K., Perini, S., Moon, H. & Baillie, A. (2009). Cultural differences in symptoms of social anxiety and Taijin-Kyofusho: Comparisons among Australia, Korea and Japan. Manuscript currently under review.

Perini, S.J (2009). Fighting depression- layman’s CBT. The Medical Journal of Australia.

Perini, S., Titov, N., & Andrews, G. (2008). The Climate Sadness program: an open trial of Internet-based treatment for depression. Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture, 18-24.

Perini, S.J., Slade, T. & Andrews, G. (2006). Generic effectiveness measures: Sensitivity to symptom change in anxiety disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 90, 123-130.

Perini, S.J., Abbott, M. J. & Rapee, R.M. (2006). Perception of performance as a mediator in the relationship between social anxiety and negative post-event rumination. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30.

Perini, S. J. & Wims, E. (2008). Distance Treatment of and Major Depressive Disorder and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. Australian Society of Psychiatric Research.

Perini, S.J. & Mahoney, A. (2008). Anxiety in the Workplace. Mental Health Association NSW.

Perini, S.J. (2008). Just Pretend I’m Not There – CBT for Social Phobia. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

Perini, S.J. (2008). The Nature and Treatment of Social Phobia. Anxiety Disorders Alliance.

Perini, S.J. & McEvoy, P.M. (2007). Post Event Processing in Social Phobia: Changes Throughout the Course of Treatment. World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.

Perini, S.J., Abbott, M. J. & Rapee, R.M. (2005). Perception of performance, negative post-event rumination and social anxiety. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy.

Perini, S.J., Slade, T. & Andrews, G. (2004). Generic effectiveness measures: Comparing sensitivity to symptom change in patients with anxiety disorders. Australian Society of Psychiatric Research.

Perini, S.J. (2001). Cross cultural differences in social phobia. Anxiety Disorders Foundation of Australia.

Lampe, L. & Rosser, S. (1999). Contemporary Issues in Psychiatry: Social Phobia (Video).. Excerpta Medica Communications.

Presentations

Davis, N.R. (2011). DBT Skills in schools. AIS NSW: School Counsellors Conference.

Davis, N.R. (2011). Medicare for Psychologists. Macquarie University.

Davis, N.R. (2011). DBT in Action. Sydney University Doctoral Students.

Davis, N.R. (2009). Starting out in Private Practice. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (video).

Davis, N.R. (2009). Medicare and Psychology: Working with Referrers under the Medicare System. Macquarie University Audience: Masters of Counselling Psychology Students.

Davis, N.R. (2008). Better Access to Psychiatrists Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule: Module C. Australian General Practice Network.

Davis, N.R. (2007). Better Access to Psychiatrists Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule: Module A. Australian General Practice Network.

Davis, N.R. (2007). Medicare for Psychologists: Who benefits most out of including us in the MBS. Macquarie University Audience: Masters of Counselling Psychology Students.

Davis, N.R. (2007). Is my child anxious? How to know, what to do and where to go. Womens International Zionist Organisation.

Davis, N.R. (2006). Reducing Teenage Angst: helping your child to be more socially confident and less stressed. Roseville College.

Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Kids to be Courageous: Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Roseville Anglican Church.

Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Anxious Students: Detection and Intervention at School. Wenona. Audience: In-service lecture for teacher.

Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Anxious Students: Detection and Intervention at School. Killara High School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers.

Davis, N.R. (2004). Overcoming Health Anxiety: Facing Fears of Death and Dying. UNSW Clinical Graduates Seminar Series. Audience: Clinical Masters Graduates.

Davis, N.R. (2004). The school’s role in identifying and helping students with anxiety. Cherrybrook High Technology School. Audience: Teachers.

Davis, N.R. (2003). Child Anxiety. GP Cremorne. Audience: Medical Practitioners.

Davis, N.R. (2003). Helping Kids to be Courageous: Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Pymble Primary School. Audience: Parents and teachers Childhood anxiety: The school’s role in.

Davis, N.R. (2003). Childhood anxiety: The school’s role in identifying and helping students with anxiety. Pymble Primary School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers.

Davis, N.R. (2003). Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents: School Cousellor’s role in identifying and treating students with anxiety. Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service, School Counsellors.

Davis, N.R. (2003). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The school’s role in identifying and helping students with OCD. Normanhurst Boys High School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers organised by the Department of Education.

Davis, N.R. (2001). Helping Kids to be Courageous Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Normanhurst West Primary School. Audience: Parents.

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