Research and Surveys

Staff and students undertake research relevant to the provision of effective therapy at the ACAP Psychology Clinic. Details of and opportunities to become involved in research studies are outlined below.

Current Research

Transdiagnostic Processes in Social Anxiety: The Role of Death Anxiety and Religiosity and Spirituality

Fear of dying is a fundamental human experience. Juanita Lowe is conducting research to look at whether fear of dying can help explain social anxiety. We are seeking people 18 years and over to complete an online survey to help us answer this question. If you are interested, please follow the link below for more information:

Your responses will be anonymous and you can go into a draw for three $100 Myer Gift Vouchers. Your participation and support will help us understand more about social anxiety so that better treatments can be developed. 

We will post information about what we find online in July 2018. Please follow this link for more information and feel free to share this with others who you think may be interested. 


Family Connections: Caregiver’s perspectives on the use of relationship mindfulness, emotion regulation, and communication skills.

Caregivers of individuals with borderline personality disorder experience significant challenges in many areas of their lives. The Family Connections is a programme which aims to meet the specific educational, emotional, support and skill needs of these caregivers. Cassandra Garling is conducting research to explore how the application of skills learned in the Family Connections programme can help with these challenges from the caregiver’s perspective.

We are seeking people who are over 18 years of age and who have completed the Family Connections programme to participate in an individual interview with Cassandra Garling.

If you participate in this study, your responses will be anonymous and you will go into the draw to win one of two $100 Myer Gift Cards. Your participation in this study will help facilitate a better understanding of the caregiver’s experience which will, in turn help guide future interventions to support these caregivers and lighten their burden.

If this research sounds interesting, please follow this link for more information.