CCI’s Research Director, Professor Peter McEvoy, has been presented with a Distinguished Career Award for his contribution to cognitive or behavioural research and therapy, at the recently held 2021 conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. This award recognises the exceptional contribution of an AACBT member whose career achievements have made an outstanding contribution to CBT, through research, teaching, and clinical innovation and is selected by the AACBT National President, National Conference Chair, and Director.
Professor McEvoy is longstanding member of AACBT and has actively contributed to the organisation through presenting at numerous AACBT conferences and masterclasses and acting as the scientific convenor for the 2021 conference. He is currently working as a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University and as the Research Director of the Centre for Clinical Interventions. At the heart of Professor McEvoy’s approach to his work is his care for the lives and wellbeing of mental health consumers. Professor McEvoy is relentless in his pursuit of the best outcomes for mental health consumers and is constantly striving to improve available mental health treatments.
Some of Professor McEvoy’s current research projects include identifying ways to improve group-based social anxiety treatments and determining whether using mental imagery can improve outcomes in eating disorder treatments. He has published over 100 papers, and contributed to over 80 presentations, seminars, and symposia at national and international conferences. He has been invited to contribute to numerous special issues in international journals and has co-edited special issues for two international journals.
Professor McEvoy regularly consults to the WA Primary Health Alliance regarding the delivery of CBT as part of stepped care for mental health problems. He is also an effective public ambassador for CBT, writing articles for ‘The Conversation’ and regularly appearing on radio to increase community awareness of CBT as a treatment for mental health problems.
CCI congratulates Professor McEvoy on this great achievement! You can read more about the research work that he is doing with our team at CCI here on our website.
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