The School of Psychology proudly presents:
The Psychonomic Seminar Series 2007
"Shaking the cat of science until it disgorges the furball of knowledge"
For our first presentation of 2007 on this coming Friday (9th March) in room 304, we are very pleased to present two amazing talks which demonstrate the laudably heterogeneous nature of these seminars.
At 3pm, the fantastic Renee Anderson (University of Queensland) will talk on:
"Internet-based CBT in the treatment of anxiety disordered adolescents: An investigation into working alliance"
AND at 3.30pm, joining us all the way from Holland is the wonderful Dr Chris Paffen (Utrecht University) who will talk about:
"Immediate and long-term influences of attention on binocular rivalry"
Everyone is welcome to come to either or both of these talks.
Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disorders found among children and adolescents today, with a considerable amount of research demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as the treatment of choice. Increasingly, the potential of computers and the Internet has been explored for the provision of psychological services. However, the research to date has focused primarily on adult populations, with very little research investigating internet-based treatments for adolescents. In order for Internet-based therapies to be successful, it is necessary to consider what may influence a positive therapeutic outcome, a central component of which is working alliance. Concerns have been expressed that the diminished level of face-to-face therapist-client contact will impair the working alliance and thus reduce the effectiveness of treatment. To date, research investigating working alliance in adolescent populations engaged in Internet-based therapy is virtually non-existent. The current research will address the following questions, 1) how do the