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Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli

Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli Dr Trevor Mazzucchelli

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
School School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 401.330
Phone 08 9266 7182
Fax 08 9266 2464
Email Trevor.Mazzucchelli@curtin.edu.au
Linked In linkedin.com/pub/trevor-mazzucchelli/17/930/104
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-8306-3917
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/B-6659-2013
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=OBYCHU4AAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus Author Identifier www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=6506220833

Brief Summary

Trevor Mazzucchelli is a senior lecturer of clinical psychology at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology.  Trevor also maintains a close collaborative relationship with the Parenting and Family Support Centre within The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology where he is an honorary senior lecturer. 

Trevor has been a registered and practising clinical psychologist since 1994.  He has worked in various public and private settings including Disability Services Commission, the Department of Health, Triple P International, and a private practice in Shenton Park.  He has developed programs to assist parents of children with disability prevent and manage commonly encountered behavioural and emotional problems, and trained many practitioners to support parents in using these programs.  His doctoral research focused on behavioural interventions for adults with mood disorders and the promotion of wellbeing.  His research interests are broad and include treatment outcome evaluations, mechanisms of behavioural and cognitive change, self-management, and how individuals and families can achieve optimal levels of functioning under both stressful and normal circumstances.

He is on the editorial board of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice but reviews manuscripts for many other scientific journals.  He regularly provides training and supervision to health professionals, and teaches in the Master of Clinical Psychology course at Curtin University.

Overview

Available PhD Projects

Dr Trevor Mazzucchellis is currently accepting students for the following PhD projects.

Development of a psychological treatment outcome monitoring system for youth and their parents.  Monitoring patient outcomes and the provision of feedback to practitioners delivering psychological treatments results in improved client outcomes.  This has been demonstrated with different assessment measures, with both children and adults, and across a range of psychological presentations.  Although many monitoring systems have been developed, those that presently exist for youth each have limitations that hinder their widespread adoption.  These limitations include: their cost for use, their length, and their focus on child distress while neglecting the child and/or parent therapeutic relationship.  There is a need to develop a comprehensive user-friendly outcome monitoring system which can be used in the context of both child psychotherapy and parent consultation and which is in the public domain.  The present project will involve the development and testing of such a system.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Research Grants

2015-2017  Fitzpatrick, Edmond, Latimer, Celler, Mazzucchelli, Pearson, Carmichael Olsen, Watkins, Boulton, & Carter. The Alert Program: A tailored evidence based treatment program for Aboriginal children living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). NHMRC Project Grant.  $1.15M.

2015  Ohan, Sng, Russell-Smith, Mayberry, Pestell, Whitehouse, MacLeod, Mazzucchelli, & Egan. Improving school functioning by reducing anxiety in children with ASD.  Autism CRC  $49,920.

2014  Mazzucchelli & Roberts.  Scholarly productivity, impact, and quality among Australian academic psychologists. School of Psychology and Speech Pathology Research Award. $5,000

2012  MazzucchelliPiloting of a new child and parenting assessment tool for children with developmental disability. Curtin University, Faculty of Health Sciences Award. $7,928.

2007  Roberts, Sanders, Mazzucchelli, & Studman.  Preventing challenging behaviours in children with intellectual disabilities. Healthway Project Grant.  $317,331.

1997  Roberts, Sanders, Mazzucchelli, & Studman.  Stepping Stones: Early intervention for challenging behaviours.  Healthway Project Grant.  $77,678.

Memberships

Registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

AHPRA approved supervisor for higher degree, registrar, and 4 + 2 internship pathways to registration

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Honorary life member of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy

Foreign affiliate of the American Psychological Association

Charter member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

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Teaching

Coordinator of the Masters of Clinical Psychology program units:

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Research Fields

Medical and Health Sciences

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Research Interests

My clinical research interests are broad.  I am particularly interested in how individuals and families can achieve optimal levels of functioning under both stressful and normal circumstances.  Specific research topics include:

I am currently accepting research students for projects in the above areas.

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Publications

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2010

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2009

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2006

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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1992

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Additional publication categories

2014

Books (Research) - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2012

Books (Research) - Other

  • Sanders, M., T. Mazzucchelli, and L. Studman. 2012. Practitioner’s Manual for Standard Stepping Stones Triple P: For families with a child who has a disability. 2nd ed. Australia: Triple P International Pty Ltd.

Book Chapters - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Sanders, M., J. A. Pickering, J. N. Kirby, K. Turner, A. Morawska, T. Mazzucchelli, A. Ralph, and K. Sofronoff. 2012.“A commentary on evidence-based parenting programs: Redressing misconceptions of the empirical support for Triple P.”BMC Medicine 10: 145-1-145-5.

2011

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2010

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2004

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Sanders, M., T. Mazzucchelli, and L. Studman. 2004.“Stepping Stones Triple P: The theoretical basis and development of an evidence-based positive parenting program for families with a child who has a disability.”Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 29 (3): 265-283.

2003

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Mazzucchelli, T., C. Roberts, L. Studman, M. Sanders, and M. Jeffs. 2003.“The maintenance of effects of a behavioural family intervention for families with a child who has a developmental disability.”Australian Journal of Psychology 55: 196-196.
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