Andrew Allen - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Andrew Allen

BSocSc(Psych) Sunshine Coast, BSocSc(Psych)(Hons) Sunshine Coast, MPsych(Clin) Sunshine Coast

  • Associate Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute
Email
Telephone
+61 7 5456 5419
Office location
Room 30, Level 1, Thompson Institute, 12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya
Campus
USC Thompson Institute
Andrew Allen

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Prior to joining the Discipline of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences, Andrew completed his undergraduate and postgraduate psychology training at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Andrew has since enrolled in a PhD focused on exploring the utility of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in relation to sexual fantasies and violence. As a Clinical Psychologist, Andrew coordinates courses in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs at USC, with career experience in the areas of intellectual disability, mental health, adolescent sex offending, chronic health conditions, and psycho-oncology across government and non-government sectors.

Professional membership

  • Registered Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement - Psychology Board of Australia
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • EMDR Association of Australia
  • Higher Education Academy

Awards

  • Wishlist SCHHS Scholarship (2018)
  • Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship (2015, 2018)
  • APS Prize in Psychology - USC and Australian Psychology Society (2014)

Potential research projects for Honours students

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Investigating metacognition, sexual fantasies, and behaviour
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Exploring the implications of schema coping modes in chronic health conditions

Research areas

  • Harmful sexual behaviour
  • Coping with chronic health conditions
  • Body image, media, and attention bias
  • Cognitive and metacognitive psychotherapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy
  • Schema Therapy

Teaching areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Ethical Practice of Psychology