Dr Gavin Clark

A/Prof Director of Clinical Psychology Program - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Gavin Clark

Phone: +61 2 6773 4553

Email: gavin.clark@une.edu.au

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow; D.Clin.Psy. University of Oxford

Teaching Areas

Program Coordinator:

Clinical Psychology Program

Unit Coordinator

PSYC 503 Adult Psychological Disorders

PSYC 504 Psychological Interventions with Adults

PSYC 522 Clinical Psychology Thesis

Research Interests

Dr Clark's current research interests are in the areas of: (i) anxiety disorders; (ii) the relationship between emotion regulation strategies and distress; (iii) the Socratic Method in CBT and (iv) problem gambling.

Research Supervision Experience

Please see research interests

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Clark, G.I. & Egan S.J. (in press). An expert consensus survey on the role of the Socratic Method in CBT. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.

Azoum, M., Clark, G.I., & Rock, A. J. (in press). The impact of affect labelling on cue-reactive responses to aversive flying-cures. PLOS ONE.

Harrison, L., Clark, G. I., Egan, S. J. & Rock, A. J. (in press). The impact of information presentation style on belief change: An experimental investigation of the Socratic Method. Clinical Psychologist.

Heiniger, L. E., Clark, G. I., & Egan, S. J. (2018). Perceptions of Socratic and non-Socratic presentation of information in cognitive behaviour therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 58, 106-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.09.004.

Clark, L. H., Hudson, J. L., Dunstan, D. A. & Clark, G. I. (in press). Capturing the attitudes of adolescent males’ towards computerised mental health help-seeking. Australian Psychologist.

Clark, L. H., Hudson, J. L., Dunstan, D. A. & Clark, G. I. (2018). Barriers and facilitating factors to help-seeking for symptoms of clinical anxiety in adolescent males. Australian Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12191

Martin, K., Blair, S., Clark, G.I., Rock, A.J. & Hunter, K. (2017). Trait mindfulness moderates the relationship between early maladaptive schemas and depressive symptoms. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0753-7

Wright, C. J., Clark, G.I., Rock, A.J., & Coventry, W.J. (2017). Intolerance of uncertainty mediates the relationship between attachment and worry. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.039

Clark, G. I., Rock, A.J., McKeith, C. & Coventry, W.J. (2016). Cue-reactive rationality, visual imagery and volitional control predict cue-reactive urge to gamble in poker-machine gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10899-016-9650-6

McKeith, C., Rock, A.J. & Clark, G.I. (2016). Trait mindfulness, problem gambling severity, altered state of awareness and urge to gamble in poker-machine gamblers.  Journal of Gambling Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10899-016-9635-5

Mavromoustakos, E., Clark, G. I., & Rock, A. J. (2016). Evaluating Perceived Probability of Threat-Relevant Outcomes and Temporal Orientation in Flying Phobia. PLoS ONE. 11(8),e0161272. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161272

Clark, G. I., & Rock, A. J. (2016). Processes contributing to the maintenance of flying phobia: A narrative review. Frontiers in Psychology7, 754.

Clark, G.I., Hanstock, T.L., & Clark, L.H. (2016). Psychological treatment of co-occurring anxiety disorders in clinical practice: A vignette study. Australian Psychologist. doi:10.1111/ap.12214

Tricker, C., Rock, A.J. & Clark, G.I. (2016). Cue-Reactive Altered State of Consciousness Mediates the Relationship Between Problem-Gambling Severity and Cue-Reactive Urge in Poker-Machine Gamblers. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 661-674. doi:10.1007/s10899-015-9549-7

Clark, G. I., & Egan, S. J. (2015). The Socratic Method in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Narrative Review. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 39, 863-879 doi: 10.1007/s10608-015-9707-3

Harris, K. P., Rock, A. J., & Clark, G. I. (2015). Spiritual emergency, psychosis and personality: A quantitative investigation. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 47(2), 263-285.

Cooper, E.J., Rock, A.J., Harris, K.P., & Clark G.I. (2015). The factor analytic structure and personality correlates of ‘Spiritual Emergency”. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 47(2), 242-262.

McManus, F., Clark, G., Shafran, R., & Muse, K. (2015).  A preliminary evaluation of a transdiagnostic approach to treating co-morbid anxiety disorders. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 744-758. doi: 10.1017/S1352465814000435

Westbrook, D., McManus, F., Clark, G., & Bennett-Levy, J. (2012). Preliminary evaluation of an online training package in cognitive behaviour therapy: Satisfaction ratings and impact on knowledge and confidence. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy40, 481-490. doi: 10.1017/S1352465811000701

Conference Presentations

Heiniger, L., Clark, G.I., Egan, S. E. (2017). Perceptions of Socratic and non-Socratic presentation of information in cognitive behaviour therapy. Poster presentation at APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference, Brisbane, Australia 2017.

Clark, G. I., Rock, A. J., Hall, A. (2016). Cue-reactive imagery, volitional control and anxiety in response to aversive flying-related scenarios. Presentation at the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, Australia, 2016. 

Clark, G. I., Mavromoustakos, E., & Rock, A. J. (2016). Evaluating Perceived Probability of Threat-Relevant Outcomes and Temporal Orientation in Flying Phobia. Poster presentation at the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, Australia, 2016.  

Harrison, L., Clark, G. I., Egan, S. J. & Rock, A. J. (2016).The Impact Of Information Presentation Style On Belief Change: An Experimental Investigation Of The Socratic Method. Presentation at the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, Australia, 2016.  

Clark, G. I., & Egan, S. J. (2015) An expert consensus survey on the role of the Socratic Method in CBT. Presentation at the BABCP Conference, Warwick, UK, 2015.

Alldis, M. P., Rock, A. J., Clark, G. I., Clark, L, & Gregory, S. (2015). Supporting students in virtual worlds: Implementing Second Life in a regional university residential system. Paper presented at 2015 AACUHO STARNET/STARREZ Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. April, 2015.

Clark, G. I., & Rock, A. (2014). Quantifying Phenomenology in Rural and Remote Clinical Research. Poster presented at Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Albury 2014.

Clark, G. & Hanstock, T. (2013). The treatment of comorbid anxiety disorders in clinical practice: A clinical vignette study. Poster presented at the BABCP Conference, London 2013.

Clark, G., Shafran, R., & Stopa, L. (2010). Improving Access to Psychological Therapies “Top-up Training”: A model and evaluation of effectiveness. Presentation at the BABCP Conference, Manchester 2010.

Westbrook, D., Clark, G., & McManus, F. (2009). Evaluating online training. Presentation at the BABCP Conference, Exeter 2009.

Clark, G., McManus, F., & Shafran, R. (2009). A transdiagnostic approach to treating anxiety disorders. Presentation at the BABCP Conference, Exeter 2009.

Clinical Skills and Experience

Assessment and treatment of adult mental health disorders

External Profiles

Further Information

Supervision Areas

Clinical:  Assessment and treatment of adult mental health disorders

Research: Please see research interests