Are stronger bonds better? Examining the relationship between the human –animal bond and human social support, and its impact on resilience
ConclusionThe lack of evidence for HAB being a buffer between perceived human social support and resilience may partly be due to the curvilinear relationship between the strength of the HAB and perceived human social support. Extremely weak or strong HABs may be correlated with a reduced capacity to build resilience and process adversity. Therefore, this study highlights the complexities of the HAB and its relationship with human mental health, offering alternative considerations for future research. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - March 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lian Hill, Helen Winefield, Pauleen Bennett Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

The effect of experience in psychological practice on making ethical judgements
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that psychologists and students largely make ethical decisions when presented with an ethical dilemma. Where differences occur these may reflect a deeper understanding of ethics and professional obligations that is developed through experience. Making ethical decision ‐making a key aspect of student training and ongoing professional development for psychologists may improve ethical decision‐making. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jacob McDonald ‐Sardi, Rebecca Mathews, John Reece, Chris Pratt Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of videoconferencing in clinical neuropsychology practice: A mixed methods evaluation of neuropsychologists' experiences and views
ConclusionsCurrently, few neuropsychologists use videoconferencing for client consultations. Positive and negative perceptions were reported. Education, training, and directions for future research were recommended to address barriers and increase uptake of the use of videoconference in clinical neuropsychology practice. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jodie E. Chapman, Jennie Ponsford, Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Betina Gardner, Renerus J. Stolwyk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Australian psychologists' perceptions on their role in end ‐of‐life care of older adults
ConclusionThe potential exists for psychologists to improve psycho ‐social‐spiritual‐community outcomes at EOL and to meet the increasing demands of an ageing demographic with greater associated caregiver burden. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kitty Vivekananda, Nathan McNamara, Perrin Chan, Chunyin Ma, Carlie Spinks Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The origin, experimental basis, and application of the standard interview method: An information ‐gathering framework
ConclusionsRather than a single entity or completed product, the SIM represents a dynamic evolution of research, collaboration, and testing. Its flexible nature will allow it to keep pace with the ever ‐progressing knowledge base that informs interview protocol and guidance development, and adapt to local cultures, legislation, processes, and systems of operation. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martine B. Powell, Sonja P. Brubacher Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Attitudes of Australian psychologists towards the delivery of therapy via video conferencing technology
This study aims to explore psychologists' attitudes towards the use of video conferencing technology (VCT) to deliver therapy.MethodParticipants (N =  12) were recruited via opportunistic sampling either via the Australian Psychological Society website or social media. Participants (three males and nine females) were located in Queensland. They were aged between 23 and 50 years of age (mean age = 32.91,SD =  9.36), held varying levels of experience in psychology (
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vikki Knott, Tina Habota, Kimberley Mallan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The Establishment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Argentina
Although Argentina is well known for the popularity of psychoanalysis, in recent years the field of psychotherapy has been expanded to include cognitive behavioural therapy. At present, cognitive behavioural therapy has become much more common in universities and postgraduate educational programmes in Argentina. This work aims to describe the development of cognitive behavioural therapy in Argentina. First, we will depict some general characteristics of psychology in Argentina. Then, we will refer to the first cognitive behavioural therapists in Argentina, highlighting the trajectories of the local main figures, and the ev...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guido Pablo Korman Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Cognitive ‐Behaviour Therapy and Psychological Treatments in Australia
In this article, we focus on the various recent healthcare reforms in Australia and their implication for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on three areas relevant to CBT in Australia. After discussing the background of mental healthcare in Australia, we highlight the impact that recent health reforms have had on the foregrounding of evidence ‐based treatment, with CBT as a focus. Second, we consider the limitations to therapy in this country, in particular the 10‐session limit within the Medicare system acting as a limitation on therapy. Finally, we discuss the impact of the acceptance of psy...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Ross King Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Mental health mobile application usage in young adults with a family history of mental illness
ConclusionsMHAs may be a viable avenue to engage at ‐risk individuals in targeted treatment and suggests the need to develop apps tailored to this population. It is recommended that future research explores the efficacy of MHAs in reducing psychiatric symptomatology in the at‐risk population, and how apps may be used by clinicians most effectivel y as part of treatment. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jasmin Schlage, Tania Perich Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the impact of the marriage equality debate on same ‐sex attracted Australians and their allies
ConclusionsOverall, the findings of the current study reveal a range of intra ‐ and inter‐personal negative impacts of public debate about the equal rights of same‐sex attracted people to marry. Moreover, the results suggest that the impact is not only on this minority and at‐risk group but also on their heterosexual allies. These results can help inform future policy with the aim of decreasing minority stress experienced by same‐sex attracted people. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel R. Anderson, Marianne Campbell, Yasin Koc Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The relationship between disconfirmed expectations of motherhood, depression, and mother –infant attachment in the postnatal period
ConclusionThese findings highlight the importance of providing realistic expectations of motherhood through prenatal education and media messages to promote greater wellbeing and bond between mothers and infants which may maximise the chances of positive infant development. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Imogen Rizzo, Clare Watsford Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The development, progress, and current status of cognitive behaviour therapy in Japan
This article reviewed the development, progress, current status, and future direction of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in Japan. First, the history of CBT in Japan was briefly reviewed, including a description of the development of two major societies and their respective journals: the Japanese Association for Behaviour Therapy (later renamed as the Japanese Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) and the Japanese Association for Cognitive Therapy. Second, we reported on the existing evidence relating to CBT in Japan, including randomised control trials for depression, social anxiety disorder, obsessive &n...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shin ‐ichi Ishikawa, Junwen Chen, Daisuke Fujisawa, Tsunehiko Tanaka Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Using Facebook to gain health information and support: How attitude, norms, and locus of control predict women's intentions
ConclusionsThe TPB constructs effectively predict intentions to seek health information/support on Facebook in women. To increase women's engagement with Facebook for health information and support ‐seeking purposes, previous behaviours, attitudes, perceived social pressures, and locus of control warrant consideration. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gemma Mitchell, Rachel Grieve Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
(Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

The effect of experience in psychological practice on making ethical judgements
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that psychologists and students largely make ethical decisions when presented with an ethical dilemma. Where differences occur these may reflect a deeper understanding of ethics and professional obligations that is developed through experience. Making ethical decision ‐making a key aspect of student training and ongoing professional development for psychologists may improve ethical decision‐making. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jacob McDonald ‐Sardi, Rebecca Mathews, John Reece, Chris Pratt Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of videoconferencing in clinical neuropsychology practice: A mixed methods evaluation of neuropsychologists' experiences and views
ConclusionsCurrently, few neuropsychologists use videoconferencing for client consultations. Positive and negative perceptions were reported. Education, training, and directions for future research were recommended to address barriers and increase uptake of the use of videoconference in clinical neuropsychology practice. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jodie E. Chapman, Jennie Ponsford, Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Betina Gardner, Renerus J. Stolwyk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Australian psychologists' perceptions on their role in end ‐of‐life care of older adults
ConclusionThe potential exists for psychologists to improve psycho ‐social‐spiritual‐community outcomes at EOL and to meet the increasing demands of an ageing demographic with greater associated caregiver burden. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kitty Vivekananda, Nathan McNamara, Perrin Chan, Chunyin Ma, Carlie Spinks Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The origin, experimental basis, and application of the standard interview method: An information ‐gathering framework
ConclusionsRather than a single entity or completed product, the SIM represents a dynamic evolution of research, collaboration, and testing. Its flexible nature will allow it to keep pace with the ever ‐progressing knowledge base that informs interview protocol and guidance development, and adapt to local cultures, legislation, processes, and systems of operation. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martine B. Powell, Sonja P. Brubacher Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Attitudes of Australian psychologists towards the delivery of therapy via video conferencing technology
This study aims to explore psychologists' attitudes towards the use of video conferencing technology (VCT) to deliver therapy.MethodParticipants (N =  12) were recruited via opportunistic sampling either via the Australian Psychological Society website or social media. Participants (three males and nine females) were located in Queensland. They were aged between 23 and 50 years of age (mean age = 32.91,SD =  9.36), held varying levels of experience in psychology (
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vikki Knott, Tina Habota, Kimberley Mallan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The Establishment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Argentina
Although Argentina is well known for the popularity of psychoanalysis, in recent years the field of psychotherapy has been expanded to include cognitive behavioural therapy. At present, cognitive behavioural therapy has become much more common in universities and postgraduate educational programmes in Argentina. This work aims to describe the development of cognitive behavioural therapy in Argentina. First, we will depict some general characteristics of psychology in Argentina. Then, we will refer to the first cognitive behavioural therapists in Argentina, highlighting the trajectories of the local main figures, and the ev...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guido Pablo Korman Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Cognitive ‐Behaviour Therapy and Psychological Treatments in Australia
In this article, we focus on the various recent healthcare reforms in Australia and their implication for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on three areas relevant to CBT in Australia. After discussing the background of mental healthcare in Australia, we highlight the impact that recent health reforms have had on the foregrounding of evidence ‐based treatment, with CBT as a focus. Second, we consider the limitations to therapy in this country, in particular the 10‐session limit within the Medicare system acting as a limitation on therapy. Finally, we discuss the impact of the acceptance of psy...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Ross King Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Mental health mobile application usage in young adults with a family history of mental illness
ConclusionsMHAs may be a viable avenue to engage at ‐risk individuals in targeted treatment and suggests the need to develop apps tailored to this population. It is recommended that future research explores the efficacy of MHAs in reducing psychiatric symptomatology in the at‐risk population, and how apps may be used by clinicians most effectivel y as part of treatment. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jasmin Schlage, Tania Perich Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the impact of the marriage equality debate on same ‐sex attracted Australians and their allies
ConclusionsOverall, the findings of the current study reveal a range of intra ‐ and inter‐personal negative impacts of public debate about the equal rights of same‐sex attracted people to marry. Moreover, the results suggest that the impact is not only on this minority and at‐risk group but also on their heterosexual allies. These results can help inform future policy with the aim of decreasing minority stress experienced by same‐sex attracted people. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel R. Anderson, Marianne Campbell, Yasin Koc Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The relationship between disconfirmed expectations of motherhood, depression, and mother –infant attachment in the postnatal period
ConclusionThese findings highlight the importance of providing realistic expectations of motherhood through prenatal education and media messages to promote greater wellbeing and bond between mothers and infants which may maximise the chances of positive infant development. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Imogen Rizzo, Clare Watsford Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The development, progress, and current status of cognitive behaviour therapy in Japan
This article reviewed the development, progress, current status, and future direction of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in Japan. First, the history of CBT in Japan was briefly reviewed, including a description of the development of two major societies and their respective journals: the Japanese Association for Behaviour Therapy (later renamed as the Japanese Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies) and the Japanese Association for Cognitive Therapy. Second, we reported on the existing evidence relating to CBT in Japan, including randomised control trials for depression, social anxiety disorder, obsessive &n...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shin ‐ichi Ishikawa, Junwen Chen, Daisuke Fujisawa, Tsunehiko Tanaka Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Using Facebook to gain health information and support: How attitude, norms, and locus of control predict women's intentions
ConclusionsThe TPB constructs effectively predict intentions to seek health information/support on Facebook in women. To increase women's engagement with Facebook for health information and support ‐seeking purposes, previous behaviours, attitudes, perceived social pressures, and locus of control warrant consideration. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gemma Mitchell, Rachel Grieve Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 6, Page 583-584, December 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Cognitive ‐Behaviour Therapy and Psychological Treatments in Australia
In this article, we focus on the various recent healthcare reforms in Australia and their implication for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on three areas relevant to CBT in Australia. After discussing the background of mental healthcare in Australia, we highlight the impact that recent health reforms have had on the foregrounding of evidence ‐based treatment, with CBT as a focus. Second, we consider the limitations to therapy in this country, in particular the 10‐session limit within the Medicare system acting as a limitation on therapy. Finally, we discuss the impact of the acceptance of psy...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Ross King Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 6, Page 583-584, December 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Cognitive ‐Behaviour Therapy and Psychological Treatments in Australia
In this article, we focus on the various recent healthcare reforms in Australia and their implication for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on three areas relevant to CBT in Australia. After discussing the background of mental healthcare in Australia, we highlight the impact that recent health reforms have had on the foregrounding of evidence ‐based treatment, with CBT as a focus. Second, we consider the limitations to therapy in this country, in particular the 10‐session limit within the Medicare system acting as a limitation on therapy. Finally, we discuss the impact of the acceptance of psy...
Source: Australian Psychologist - November 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Moulding, Maja Nedeljkovic, Ross King Tags: INVITED CONTRIBUTION Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 5, Page 423-424, October 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - September 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the impact of the marriage equality debate on same ‐sex attracted Australians and their allies
ConclusionsOverall, the findings of the current study reveal a range of intra ‐ and inter‐personal negative impacts of public debate about the equal rights of same‐sex attracted people to marry. Moreover, the results suggest that the impact is not only on this minority and at‐risk group but also on their heterosexual allies. These results can help inform future policy with the aim of decreasing minority stress experienced by same‐sex attracted people. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel R. Anderson, Marianne Campbell, Yasin Koc Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Mental health mobile application usage in young adults with a family history of mental illness
ConclusionsMHAs may be a viable avenue to engage at ‐risk individuals in targeted treatment and suggests the need to develop apps tailored to this population. It is recommended that future research explores the efficacy of MHAs in reducing psychiatric symptomatology in the at‐risk population, and how apps may be used by clinicians most effectivel y as part of treatment. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jasmin Schlage, Tania Perich Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the impact of the marriage equality debate on same ‐sex attracted Australians and their allies
ConclusionsOverall, the findings of the current study reveal a range of intra ‐ and inter‐personal negative impacts of public debate about the equal rights of same‐sex attracted people to marry. Moreover, the results suggest that the impact is not only on this minority and at‐risk group but also on their heterosexual allies. These results can help inform future policy with the aim of decreasing minority stress experienced by same‐sex attracted people. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel R. Anderson, Marianne Campbell, Yasin Koc Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Mental health mobile application usage in young adults with a family history of mental illness
ConclusionsMHAs may be a viable avenue to engage at ‐risk individuals in targeted treatment and suggests the need to develop apps tailored to this population. It is recommended that future research explores the efficacy of MHAs in reducing psychiatric symptomatology in the at‐risk population, and how apps may be used by clinicians most effectivel y as part of treatment. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jasmin Schlage, Tania Perich Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Issue Information
Australian Psychologist, Volume 55, Issue 4, Page 293-294, August 2020. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Whole of community suicide prevention forums for Aboriginal Australians
This study evaluated whole of community suicide prevention forums conducted across six locations. Attendees were youth (N =  136), service providers (N =  225), and community members (N =  158). The content of the forums was empirically based and, for service providers and community members, covered knowledge of suicide, and depression specific to Aboriginal people, skills relating to working with depressed and suicidal Aboriginal people, and intentions to help an Aboriginal person who is suicidal. Content for youth attendees focused on knowledge of suicide and depression, coping skills, intentions to ...
Source: Australian Psychologist - July 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy Westerman, Lorraine Sheridan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The relationship between disconfirmed expectations of motherhood, depression, and mother –infant attachment in the postnatal period
ConclusionThese findings highlight the importance of providing realistic expectations of motherhood through prenatal education and media messages to promote greater wellbeing and bond between mothers and infants which may maximise the chances of positive infant development. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Imogen Rizzo, Clare Watsford Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The use of videoconferencing in clinical neuropsychology practice: A mixed methods evaluation of neuropsychologists' experiences and views
ConclusionsCurrently, few neuropsychologists use videoconferencing for client consultations. Positive and negative perceptions were reported. Education, training, and directions for future research were recommended to address barriers and increase uptake of the use of videoconference in clinical neuropsychology practice. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jodie E. Chapman, Jennie Ponsford, Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Betina Gardner, Renerus J. Stolwyk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The origin, experimental basis, and application of the standard interview method: An information ‐gathering framework
ConclusionsRather than a single entity or completed product, the SIM represents a dynamic evolution of research, collaboration, and testing. Its flexible nature will allow it to keep pace with the ever ‐progressing knowledge base that informs interview protocol and guidance development, and adapt to local cultures, legislation, processes, and systems of operation. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martine B. Powell, Sonja P. Brubacher Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Can organisational work –life policies improve work–life interaction? A scoping review
ConclusionsFindings highlight the importance of ensuring organisational policies developed are nuanced and embedded within a supportive work –family culture that enables employees to utilise the policies to alter their work arrangements and the work–life interaction experienced. (Source: Australian Psychologist)
Source: Australian Psychologist - June 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Victoria Weale, Jodi Oakman, Yvonne Wells Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research