Dr Greg Dear
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- Forensic coursework and placement units in the DPsych and Graduate Certificate courses.
- Coordination of Forensic Psychology Courses: Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic); Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology; PhD (forensic psychology).
Worked as a clinical psychologist in the alcohol and other drug field, in prisons, in family therapy settings, and in mental health settings. Conducted forensic evaluations in many courts and other tribunals in Australia (criminal, civil, and administrative), predominantly in the Children’s Court (child-protection litigation) and the Family Court of Western Australia.
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
- Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists (Currently National Deputy Chair of the College, and Course Approvals Officer).
- Member of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL).
- Member of the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD).
Awards and Recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- Postgraduate Teaching Award – Faculty Award
Research Areas and Interests
- Psychological expert evidence in courts and other tribunals.
- Substance use and parenting.
- Family violence.
- Child maltreatment.
- Psychological evaluations of parenting capacity.
- Forensic evaluation and investigation methods in psychology.
- Personality assessment.
- Suicide and other self-harming behaviour in prison.
- Bachelor of Psychology, The University of Western Australia .
- PhD, Curtin University of Technology .
- Master of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, 1986 .
Recent Research Grants
- Intimate Partner Abuse of Men, Lotterywest, Grant, 2008 - 2010, $93,517.
- Victims' voices in Family Violence Courts: Developing innovative best-practice models, Edith Cowan University, Grant - Collaborative Research, 2005 - 2008, $75,947.
- Balancing drug use against parenting responsibilities: The challenge faced by mums who use amphetamines, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2004 - 2008, $14,000.
- A suicide Prevention and Education Programme for Undergraduate University students, Department of Health, Grant, 2002 - 2005, $14,610.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
- Marks, AD., Blore, RL., Hine, DW., Dear, G., (2012), Development and validation of a revised measure of codependency. Australian Journal of Psychology, 64(3), 119-127, Melbourne, DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00034.x.
- Lenny, P., Dear, G., (2009), Faking good on the MCMI-III: Implications for child custody evaluations. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(6), 553-559, United States, DOI: 10.1080/00223890903228505.
- Dear, G., (2008), Ten Years of Research into Self-Harm in the Western Australian Prison System: Where to Next?. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 15(3), 469-481, Oxon, UK.
Research Student Supervision
- Doctor of Philosophy, Experiences Of Adult Siblings Of Illicit Drug Users.
- Doctor of Psychology, An Examination Of Parental Child Sex Offenders: Victim Profile, Recidivism And Treatment Needs.
- Doctor of Psychology, Domestic Violence: Treatment Within A Therapeutic Community..
- Doctor of Psychology, Interrater Reliability Of Insight Assessment For Patients With Psychoses..
- Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Reactivity: Evidence Of A Regulatory Mechanism That Compensates For Dysphoric Mood And Mediates Depression Vulnerability..
- Doctor of Philosophy, An Examination Of The Relationship Between Positive Psychological Functioning And Depression.
- Master of Criminal Justice, Discrepencies In Intimate Violence Reporting For Men And Women's Violence: A Meta-analysis..