Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology involves the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.

Clinical Psychology involves the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as serious psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research within clinical psychology attempts to investigate the factors - emotional, behavioural and cognitive - that are important in determining the onset and maintenance of these conditions. These factors include: clinical depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Research staff are also interested in researching the efficacy of various treatment models that have been developed for a range of psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Our research interests include:

  • Implications of naturalism for theory construction and clinical practice
  • Assessment and case formulation in clinical psychology
  • Relationships among personality variables, diagnoses and treatment outcome
  • Implications of parent-child reminiscing conversations for clinical interventions
  • Assessment techniques in clinical practice with children
  • Family-based interventions for various health-related issues.
  • The role of autobiographical memory in the development of youth psychopathology


The following staff work in this research area:

Associate Professor
School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology

Associate Professor
School of Psychology

Director for Clinical Programme
School of Psychology

School of Psychology


The following Labs are associated with this research area