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Craig is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Psychology and Criminology discipline within the School of Arts and Humanities. Craig works on a part-time basis. He joined ECU in 2008. Craig also works on a part-time basis as a Clinical Psychologist.
As well as working at ECU, Craig also works as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice. In the past, Craig has worked as a Psychologist at the Western Australian Institute of Sport, Mount Claremont. Craig was a teacher of Physical, Health, and Outdoor Education prior to beginning at ECU in 2007.
In the context of research on mental health and clinical psychology, Craig is interested in trans-diagnostic risk factors, such as difficulties with emotion regulation and maladaptive mindsets (known as schemas and modes), associated with the development and maintenance of mental health concerns.
Emotion regulation is a concept central to most psychotherapies. Maladaptive schemas and modes are concepts central to Schema Therapy (ST). ST is one of the so called ‘3rd wave’ of psychotherapies, and is aimed at individuals who do not respond to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or may be experiencing a personality disorder.
Craig is also interested in protective factors, such as psychological resilience, that might buffer the impact of adversity on psychological distress.
Craig has worked at the West Australian Institute of Sport in the past in the context of performance enhancement for athletes. With this background Craig is interested in factors associated with excellence in sport as well as psycho-social aspects of sport such as using sport as an agent of social change.
A growing area of interest for Craig is the mental health of athletes.
Some of Craig’s work focuses on questionnaire development and refinement.
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