Our service was founded in 1998 by Paula Nathan, and was originally called the West Australian Institute for Psychotherapy Research (WAIPR). We were later renamed as the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in 2002. CCI was established with the strongly held belief that effective treatments for psychological disorders should be accessible for everyone, and this remains at the core of our service values today.
At the heart of the work we do at CCI is the way our four core areas of business support and depend on each other. The evidence-based treatments we provide are developed from clinical research literature; these are then evaluated through our quality assurance program which also allows us to investigate psychological maintaining factors of anxiety, mood and eating disorders. This information is then fed back to the clinical and research communities through publications and presentations. The resources that our clinical psychologists develop as part of these treatments are made available to our patients and practitioners around WA, Australia and the world via our website. In order to share the knowledge arising from our experience in delivering these treatments, we provide regular workshops for other health professionals, and provide training placements for post-graduate psychology students.
This constant interaction of drawing on research evidence to inform our clinical practice, and using the results of our clinical practice to inform research exemplifies the ‘Scientist-Practitioner’ model of clinical psychology. Our service has been described as “a nationally recognised model of excellence” by the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Paula established our service (originally WAIPR, later renamed to CCI) in 1998 with a vision of developing a service based on the scientist-practitioner model, to provide evidence supported psychological treatments to patients with severe and complex mental health problems. She was the director of our service for 16 years, before retiring in 2014. In recognition of her significant professional achievements, Paula has received many awards. These include:
Anthea joined the CCI team in 2005, and was integral in founding the CCI Eating Disorders treatment programme, and directing this programme throughout the years she worked at CCI. Anthea’s work at CCI covered a wide scope, including clinical work, clinical research, service development, supervision, consultation, training and education (of GPs, mental health practitioners and carers), and development of the CCI web-based self-help resource on eating disorders. Anthea later took on the role of Director of CCI between 2014-2017. During this time, Anthea was also instrumental in the development of the WA Eating Disorders Outreach & Consultation Service (WAEDOCS), and left CCI in 2017 to direct this service. Anthea was elected a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 2011, in recognition of her significant contributions to the field. In 2016 she received the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.
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