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Biography

I am a practicing clinical psychologist, with a focus on evidence-based assessment and treatment. My research is informed by my clinical work, and my clinical work is informed by my research.

I teach on the Clinical Masters postgraduate coursework program and primarily run clinical trials on improving access to, and outcomes of, mental health interventions for youth.

Research interests

- Increasing access to effective treatments for anxiety & related emotional problems in youth using technology. 

- Improving outcomes of anxiety treatments in youth. Projects include developing and evaluating a novel intervention for children with social anxiety, developing assessment methods to identify individuals that may not respond as well as others to standard treatment programs.

- Improving engagement and motivation for treatment in order to enhance outcomes.

- Evaluating interventions in real-world settings for example community health, schools, clinical practice.

Research student supervision

I supervise Masters level and HDR students studying a range of topics in clinical psychology, including

- developing or improving measures/assessment, 

- understanding therapy processes related to symptom improvement

- predictors of outcome and matching clients to therapy

- experimental studies investigating social anxiety in youth

Teaching

Masters of Clinical Psychology

- PSYC995 Course Convenor

- PSYC998 Guest Lecturer

Research engagement

I work with a number of universities and organisations

- Royal Far West

- LaTrobe University

- Aarhus University, Denmark

- University of Bergen, Norway

- Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Surrey and Borders NHS Mental HealthFoundation Trust, UK

 

I am a member of the Local Organising Committee for the upcoming International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) Conference in Auckland New Zealand 13-15 February 2019.

Community engagement

- I conduct professional training on the Cool Kids and Cool Little Kids programs.

- I regularly present community seminars on anxiety amongst pre-school and primary school children.

- I have appeared on Channel 7 Daily Edition and The Morning Show.

 

Professional Memberships and Clinical Registrations


I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Anxiety Practitioners Network.

I am a registered Clinicial Psychologist PSY0001642431.

I am a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Clinical Supervisor.

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Projects

Research Outputs

Assessment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Peters, L., McLellan, L. & Brockveld, K., 2020, The Cambridge handbook of clinical assessment and diagnosis. Sellbom, M. & Suhr, J. A. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (CUP), p. 330-346 17 p. (Cambridge handbooks in psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • A randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy program for adolescents with anxiety disorders

    Stjerneklar, S., Hougaard, E., McLellan, L. F. & Thastum, M., 18 Sep 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 9, p. 1-26 26 p., e0222485.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Family based iCBT for child anxiety - RCT of Cool Kids Online.

    McLellan, L., Hudson, J. & Rapee, R., Feb 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Motivational interviewing prior to cognitive behavioural treatment for social anxiety disorder: a randomised controlled trial

    Peters, L., Romano, M., Byrow, Y., McLellan, L., Brockveld, K., Baillie, A., Gaston, J. & Rapee, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 256, p. 70-78 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Online Assessment of Preschool Anxiety: description and initial validation of a new diagnostic tool

    Morgan, A. J., Tamir, E., Rapee, R. M., Lyneham, H. J., McLellan, L. F. & Bayer, J. K., Sep 2019, In : Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 24, 3, p. 259-265 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle