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Helen Correia

Associate Professor and Discipline Lead


BPsych (Hons)
MPsych (Clinical)


Helen Correia joined ACAP in 2021 as the Discipline Lead for Psychological Sciences Perth Campus. Helen is a clinical psychologist and has worked in WA and NSW across different settings including community health, private practice, and universities. As an academic, Helen has been involved in teaching psychology from undergraduate through to postgraduate levels, with a focus on clinical training, supervision, and course coordination. This has included coordination of postgraduate clinical psychology as well as transnational education undergraduate courses in psychology.


Helen’s research broadly encompasses understanding psychosocial factors and processes that influence the experience of stress and distress, as well as factors that alleviate and prevent it. This extends to exploring psychological and behavioural interventions across clinical, health, educational, and work contexts, and the role of carers, families, and affiliations, in influencing health and wellbeing. In this regard, Helen has a particular interest in the scientific understanding, practice, and application of mindfulness and compassion.

Recent Publications

• Curtis, G. J., Correia, H., & Davis, M. C. (2022). Entitlement mediates the relationship between dark triad traits and academic misconduct. Personality and Individual Differences, 191, 111563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111563
• Maisey, S., Correia, H., & Paulik, G. (2022). The role of self-compassion on the relationship between trauma and hearing voices. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 29(2), 698–705. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2663
• Nicola, M., Correia, H., Ditchburn, G., & Drummond, P. D. (2022). The Pain-Invalidation Scale: Measuring Patient Perceptions of Invalidation Toward Chronic Pain. The Journal of Pain. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2022.06.008
• Yalcin, O., Marais, I., Lee, C., & Correia, H. (2022). Revisions to the Young Schema Questionnaire using Rasch analysis: The YSQ-R. Australian Psychologist, 57(1), 8–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/00050067.2021.1979885
• Boterhoven de Haan, K. L., Lee, C. W., Correia, H., Menninga, S., Fassbinder, E., Köehne, S., & Arntz, A. (2021). Patient and Therapist Perspectives on Treatment for Adults with PTSD from Childhood Trauma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(5), 954. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10050954
• Correia, H. (2021). BRiTE Mind: Introducing Mindfulness to Cultivate Personal and Professional Resilience in Teachers. In C. F. Mansfield (Ed.), Cultivating Teacher Resilience: International Approaches, Applications and Impact (pp. 159–174). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5963-1_10
• Learmonth, Y. C., Chan, Z., Correia, H., Hathorn, D., Kermode, A., Smith, C., & Walker, D. (2021). Exercise participation and promotion in the multiple sclerosis community; perspectives across varying socio-ecological levels. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(25), 3623–3638. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1743778
• Nicola, M., Correia, H., Ditchburn, G., & Drummond, P. (2021). Invalidation of chronic pain: A thematic analysis of pain narratives. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(6), 861–869. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1636888
• Ward, N., Correia, H., & McBride, N. (2021). Maternal psycho-social risk factors associated with maternal alcohol consumption and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-021-06206-4
• Duvenage, M., Correia, H., Uink, B., Barber, B. L., Donovan, C. L., & Modecki, K. L. (2020). Technology can sting when reality bites: Adolescents’ frequent online coping is ineffective with momentary stress. Computers in Human Behavior, 102, 248–259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.024
• Loo, L.-M., Prince, J. B., & Correia, H. (2020). Exploring mindfulness attentional skills acquisition, psychological and physiological functioning and well-being: Using mindful breathing or mindful listening in a nonclinical sample. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. https://doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000255
• Modecki, K. L., Low‐Choy, S., Uink, B. N., Vernon, L., Correia, H., & Andrews, K. (2020). Tuning into the real effect of smartphone use on parenting: A multiverse analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61(8), 855–865. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13282
• Norman, D., Correia, H., & Paulik, G. (2020). An exploration of relationship between self‐compassion and voice‐related distress in people who hear voices. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76(10), 1984–1994. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22975
• Yalcin, O., Lee, C., & Correia, H. (2020). Factor Structure of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Long Form‐3). Australian Psychologist, ap.12458. https://doi.org/10.1111/ap.12458
• Kummar, A. S., Correia, H., & Fujiyama, H. (2019). A Brief Review of the EEG Literature on Mindfulness and Fear Extinction and its Potential Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS). Brain Sciences, 9(10), 258. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9100258
• Correia, H., & Strehlow, K. (2018). Mindful Care and Compassion in Higher Education: Cultivating Communities of Practice. In N. Lemon & S. McDonough (Eds.), Mindfulness in the Academy (pp. 189–202). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2143-6_12
• Uink, B., Modecki, K. L., Barber, B. L., & Correia, H. (2018). Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adolescents with Elevated Externalizing Symptoms Show Heightened Emotion Reactivity to Daily Stress: An Experience Sampling Study. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49(5), 741–756. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-018-0784-x
• Correia, H., Smith, A. D., Murray, S., Polak, L. S., Williams, B., & Cake, M. A. (2017). The Impact of a Brief Embedded Mindfulness-Based Program for Veterinary Students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(1), 125–133. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0116-026R
• Sharpe, L., McDonald, S., Correia, H., Raue, P. J., Meade, T., Nicholas, M., & Arean, P. (2017). Pain severity predicts depressive symptoms over and above individual illnesses and multimorbidity in older adults. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), 166. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1334-y

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

Helen is involved in teaching and supervision across the undergraduate, Honours, and postgraduate professional psychology programs.

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HDR Research Supervision

Helen has supervised over seven doctoral students to completion (PhD, DPsych), predominantly in areas relating to clinical and health psychology, and continues to supervise doctoral students.

Professional registrations or accreditation

– Registered Psychologist (Endorsement in Clinical Psychology) – Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
– Board approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Member, Australian Psychological Society
Fellow, College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society
Member, Institute of Clinical Psychologists

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