Carla McEnery

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Carla McEnery is a Provisional Psychologist and PhD candidate (Clinical Psychology) based at the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsyC), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Her particular research areas of interest and expertise include; schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (first-episode psychosis specifically); in addition to the assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder and social anxiety symptomatology. Other areas of interest and expertise include the assessment and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders; addressing mental-health related stigma (affective and cognitive consequences of shame); mindfulness and the use of media in psychosocial interventions. Carla previously completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (First class Hons) at La Trobe University, Melbourne and has also completed studies in a wide range of disciplines including Philosophy, English Literature and Psychoanalysis. Prior to commencing her studies and ultimately changing her career path, Carla McEnery held a number of project management based jobs within the Financial Services and IT industries.


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Poor social communication in children may be a risk factor for social anxiety


Carla McEnery appraises a new study that asks: are social and communication difficulties a risk factor for the development of social anxiety?

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Digital interventions for social anxiety disorder: new meta-analysis finds mixed results


Carla McEnery reports on a recent meta-analysis of technology-assisted interventions for Social Anxiety Disorder, which finds positive results from Internet-delivered CBT and Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

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Psychotherapy for depression: enhancing positive and reducing negative affect?


Carla McEnery publishes her debut Mental Elf blog on a recent systematic review, which looks at the effect of psychotherapies on positive affect and negative affect in depression.

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