Early intervention and prevention in mental health … are we there yet?

by on 24th October 2018
It is time that Australian government at all levels show the leadership strength to commit to backing the skills of this country’s psychologists and look toward assisting the widest implementation of interventions for early intervention and prevention.

Primary schools could be key to reducing youth suicide

by on 20th October 2018
Australia’s primary schools need access to specific evidence-based interventions that are designed for the treatment of childhood anxiety disorder and adapted for use in schools by qualified onsite staff.

Dying Young and the Psychology of Leaving a Legacy

by on 16th August 2018
It is a confronting task for anyone to take the relatively abstract idea of conceptualising the world without them present in it. This does not change for young people and, in some ways, it is even more challenging due to their pervasive sense of self.

Courage in Adversity

by on 26th April 2018
Extract from Overcoming Adversity: Conquering Life's Challenges


Adversity is exhausting. It uses up much of our emotional strength, leaving us overwhelmed by fear and unable to move forward. After all, we need to be safe and take care of ourselves if we are to survive in times of difficulty. Finding the courage to go forward when the
futureis unknown and there are no guarantees is frightening.…

Why we shouldn’t get angry – even about injustice

by on 6th April 2018
Extract from The Anger Fallacy: Uncovering the Irrationality of the Angry Mindset

On a given day, your average man or woman will get angry once and annoyed several times. We say 'man or woman' by the way, because women get angry just as often as men, and just as intensely. They even get angry about very similar things, on the whole. The only gender differences that have ever been established over…

My 20-year journey to a successful adult anxiety treatment program

by on 20th December 2017
Extract from The Anxiety Management Manual


The Anxiety Management Manual represents a synthesis and consolidation of the clinical work I have carried out with people since 1974. My career began as an occupational therapist in Johannesburg, South Africa where I worked in hospitals with diverse medical conditions. I discovered that patients recovered well when they understood why we were…

30 publishing years young

by on 24th May 2017
This year Australian Academic Press turns 30, and as its proud founder, editor, and publisher I was very grateful to recently receive the George Robertson Award for over 30 years distinguished service to the Australian publishing profession.It's been a great ride and I hope to keep contributing through my personal time and through the work of my press for many years to come. But how exactly did I…