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Emeritus Professor Tian Po Oei
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Emeritus Professor Tian Po Oei
Tian was with La Trobe and Otago Universities before he joined the University of Queensland in 1984. His research focuses mainly on addictive behaviours and substance abuse as well as psychopathology, particularly the use of cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of addictive behaviours and anxiety and mood disorders. He is also interested in how the interface of social, psychological and biochemical variables impact on the processes of change in Asian cultures.
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The University of Queensland
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Emeritus Professor Tian Po Oei

BA Qu. MPsychol UNSW, PhD N'cle FAPS

Professional Activities:

Teaching and training of postgraduate clinical psychology students in Australia and Asia;

Fellow, Australia Psychological Society;

Director,  Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit, Toowong Private Hospital;

 Visiting Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing & Nanjing University, Nanjing,  PR.China

 Editorial boards of many Asian & international journals;

Founding and First President, Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association (ACBTA)

Founding member, Asian CBT Conference series

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Emeritus Professor Tian Po Oei
Research Activities:

1. addictive behaviors and substance abuse, and 2. psychopathology and clinical psychology.

1. Addictive behavior: Alcohol and gambling

The major aims are to identify factors involved in the acquisition and maintenance of drug seeking and taking behaviors, and to develop new theories and treatment methods that are effective in the prevention and treatment of these problem behaviors.

2. Psychopathology and clinical psychology.

My interests here are: 1. to investigate the mechanisms of change in psychotherapy, in particular Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the treatment of addictive behaviors andanxiety and mood disorders, and 2. to examine how the interface of social , psychological and biochemical variables impact on the processes of change in Asian cultures.

Representative Publications:



Raylu, N., & Oei, TPS, (2014) A Cognitive Behavior Therapy Manual for Problem Gamblers, (Japanese Edition), Kongo Shuppan, Toyko, (In Press)

Raylu, N., & Oei, TPS, (2014) A Cognitive Behavior Therapy Manual for Problem Gamblers, (Korean Edition), , Seoul, (In Press)

Rosenvald, T & Oei TPS (2013) Fight your dark shadow: Managing depression with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Chinese language Edition, (Illustrated by Schmdit, M), China Light Industry Press, Beijing , 1-146.

Rosenvald, T., & Oei, TPS ( 2012) Perangi Bayangan Kelam Depresi: Upaya Mengelola Depresi dengan CBT , Ilustrasi Schmidt, M, LPSP3, UI,  Jakarta, 1-145.

Jensen, N., Oei TPS & Smith, S., (2012) Improving Quality of Life in Anxiety and Depression: Exploring Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy Outcome and Mechanisms of Change, LAP, Germany, 1-211.

Oei T.P.S., (2012) A Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy Manual for Depression, (Mandarin Edition) Peoples’ Medical Publishing House, Beijing, 1-200.

Chaw, F.Y., & Oei TPS (2012) A Cognitive Model of Intergeneration Familiar Transfer of Anxiety: An Asian Perspective, LAP, Germany, 1-192


Baranoff, J., & Oei, TPS (2014) Cognitive Content Specificity Hypothesis: Contribution to Diagnosis and Assessment, In Brown, G., & Clark, D., (Eds), Cognitive Therapy Assessment, Diagnosis and Case Formulation, Guilford Press, (In Press)

Loo, J., Raylu, N., & Oei TPS (2013) The Validity of a Cognitive Behavioural Model of  Gambling Behaviour in a Chinese Sample ( Chapter 8), In Cavanna, AE (Ed), Psychology of Gambling: New Research, Nova Science publisher, NY, 119-137

Oei, TPS & Hasking, P (2013) Alcohol use Disorders (Chapter 66), In Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, pp 647-655.

Campbell, J & Oei TPS (2013) Intergenerational transfer of Addiction: A cognitive Model (Chapter 32), In Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive of Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, pp 312-322.



 Cruwys,  T., Haslam, A., Dingle, G., Jetten, J. Hornsey, M., Chong, D., & Oei TPS (2014) Feeling Connected Again: Interventions that Increase Social Identification Redcue Depression Symptoms in Community and Clinical Settings, Journal of Affective Disorders, ( In Press 2/14


Cruwys, T., Dingle, G., Hornsey, M., Jetten, J., Oei TPS, & Walter, Z. (2014) Social isolation schema responds to positive social experiences:  Longitudinal evidence from vulnerable populations, British Journal of Clinical Psychology, ( In Press, 11/13)

Iliceto, P., Fino, E., Giovani, E., Pretrucci, F., Decimoni, M., Sebatello, E., Candilera, G., & Oei TPS (2014) Factor Structure and Psychometric properties of the Italian Version of the GREC-I, Journal of Gambling Studies, ( In Press, 8/13)

Loo, J., Tsai, J., Raylu, N., & Oei TPS., (2014) Gratitude, Hope, Personal-growth Initiative: Buffer or Risk Factor in Problem Gambling, PLoS One, ( In Press 9/13)

Oei, TPS & Goh, Z. (2014) Interactions between risks and protective factors on problem gambling in Asia, Journal of Gambling Studies, ( in press 12/13)

Rosaliza-Murni, AR, Oei, TPS, & Fatimah, Y., (2014) Schizophrenia Relapse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Do Relatives’ Expressed Emotion and Personality Traits Matter?,      Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 188-198

Sinniah, A., Maniam, T., Oei, TPS (2014) Suicide Attempts in Malaysia from 1963 to 2012, The Scientific World Journal, ( In Press 10/13)

Sinniah A., Maniam, T., Karuthan, C., Hatta, S Jaafar, N. & Oei,TPS (2014) Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Reasons For Living Inventory in an Outpatient Clinical Population in Malaysia, Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, S107-S113

Zeng, XL, Oei, TPS, Ye, Y., & Lui,  XP (2014) A Critical Analysis of the Concepts and Measurement of Awareness and Equanimity in Goenka's Vipassana Meditation. Journal of Religion and Health, ( In Press 11/13)

Zeng, XL., Oei, TPS & Liu, XP., (2014) Monitoring Emotion Through Bodily Sensation: The review of Awareness in Goenka’s Vipassana, Journal of Religion and Health, ( In Press 7/13) 


Arrindell, W., Van Dell, S., Kolk, A., Barelds, D., Oei, TPS., Lau, P., & the Cultural Clinical Study Group (2013) Higher levels of Masculine Gender and role Stress in Masculine then in Feminine Nations: A thirteen Nations Study, Cross Cultural Research, 47, 51-67

Cui, L., Shi, S., Oei TPS, (2013) A study of Cognitive Vulnerability- Stress Model of Depressive Symptoms among Chinese Adolescents, Stress and Health, 29, 383-391.

Dwyer, L., Olsen, S., & Oei, TPS (2013) Cognitive Behavior Group Therapy for heterogeneous anxiety and depressive disorders in a psychiatric hospital outpatients clinic, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 138-154.

Liu, Q., Zhou, R., Oei TPS., Wang, Q., Zhao, Y., Liu Y (2013) Variation in the Stress Response Between Low and High Neuroticism Female Undergraduates Across the Menstrual Cycle, Stress, 16, 503-509.

Oei, TPS., Sawang, S., Goh, YW., & Mukhtar, F., (2013) Using the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS21)  Across Culture, International Journal of Psychology,48, 1018-1029.

Oei, TPS, Strodl, E., Pang, J., & Cui, L., (2013) Coping and Treatment outcome of a Group CBT for Mood and Anxiety Disordered Outpatients, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 370-383.

Pang, J., Strodl, E., & Oei, TPS (2013) The Factor Structure of COPE in a Sample of Clinically Depressed and Anxious Adults, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 264-272.

Raylu, N., Oei, TPS & Loo, J (2013) Treatment of Asian Problem Gambling: Comprehensive Review and Implication for Asia Problem Gamblers, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 297-322.

Santoso, G., Maulina, D., & Oei, TPS (2013) The Influence of Numbers of Passengers and Music Genre on Driving Speed of Young Angkot Drivers, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior, 18, 1-10.

Tucker, M., Jimmieson, N., & Oei, TPS (2013) The Relevant of Shares Experiences: A Multilevel Study of Collective Efficacy as a Moderator of Job Control in the Stressor-Strain Relationship, Work and Stress, 27, 1-21.

Sinniah, A., Maniam, T., Karuthan, C., Hatta, S Jaafar, N. & Oei,TPS (2013) Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Satisfaction With Life Scale in Psychiatric and Medical Outpatients Malaysia , Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, S101-S106.

Sinniah, A., Maniam, T., Hatta, S & Oei,TPS (2013) Suicide Ideation and Intend in Malaysia: A Review of the Literature, Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, S95-S100


Goh, YW, Sawang, S, Oei TPS & Ranawake, R.,  (2012) An Asian Perspective of Occupational Stress Model: A Case Study of Sri Lanka Employee and Collectivism, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Organization Psychology, 5, 25-31

Hornsey, M., Olsen S., Barlow, F. & Oei TPS (2012) Testing a single-item visual analog scale as a proxy for cohesiveness in group psychotherapy, Group Dynamics:  Theory, Research, and Practice, 16, 80-90.

Jackson, C., Izadikhah, Z., & Oei TPS (2012) Mechanisms of REBT in mood disordered patients: Predicting depression from a hybrid learning model, Journal of Affective Disorders, 139, 30-39.

Lee, K., Bowen, S., Oei TPS & Yen, CF ( 2012) An expended self-medication hypothesis based on cognitive behavioural determinants for heroin abusers in Taiwan, The American Journal of Addictions, 21, S43-S48.

Olsen, S., Smith, S., Oei, TPS & Dauglas, J. (2012) Motivational interviewing (MINT) improves Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) Acceptance and Adherence: A Randomised Controlled Trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 151-163

Phang, CK & Oei TPS (2012) From Mindfulness to Meta-Mindfulness: Further Integration of meta- Mindfulness Concepts and Strategies into Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, 3, 104-116.


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Anxiety disorders, drug and alcohol problems, mood disorders. Outcomes in cognitive behaviour therapy. Biological and psychological processes of change in therapy.
Alcohol addiction, Addiction, Anxiety disorders, Cognitive behaviour therapy - outcomes, Counselling - psychology, Mood disorders, Drug addiction, Biological processes of change in therapy, Psychological processes of change in therapy, Psychology

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