Dr Jason Sharbanee

BSc(Hons), MPsych (Clin) PhD (UWA)
Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Jason Sharbanee is a Clinical Psychologist at Cygnet Clinic and a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. 

My clinical practice is based on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I have extensive experience in EFT, following over 2 years of training and supervision with the principal developer of the approach, Leslie Greenberg, at the Emotion Focused Therapy clinic in Toronto. I am also currently engaged in the development of the EFT through various ongoing research collaborations. In addition I have experience and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have been supervised in Psychodynamic object relations therapy.

In my role as a Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, I teach psychotherapy to postgraduate trainee Clinical Psychologists according to multiple psychotherapy orientations.

A central focus of my clinical practice is on creating a safe and non-judgmental space that allows people to explore their experiences and to develop greater understanding of themselves in order to facilitate growth and change. I am particularly sensitive at working with difficult emotional experiences, and at helping people to make sense of, and to transform, painful emotions.


Experience
Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, Toronto
Clinical Internship including general clinical practice, training and supervision in Emotion Focused Therapy at the international center for Emotion Focused Therapy training and research. I was supervised by the principal developer of Emotion focused therapy, Prof Leslie Greenberg.

Postdoctoral Researcher, York University, Toronto June 2013- Academic Researching the emotional change process for anxiety disorders in Emotion Focused Therapy Supervised by Prof Leslie Greenberg

Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto, Toronto June 2013- Academic Researching the emotional change process for anxiety disorders in Emotion Focused Therapy
Supervised by Prof Jeanne Watson


Publications
Lampard, A. & Sharbanee, J.M. (2015).
The cognitive-behavioural theory and treatment of bulimia nervosa: An examination of treatment mechanisms and future directions.
Australian Psychologist.50 (1), 6-13.
2015 Invited submission

Sharbanee, J.M., Hu, L., Stritzke, W. G., Wiers, R., Rinck, M. & 2014 MacLeod, C. (2014).
The Effect of Approach/Avoidance Training on Alcohol
Consumption is Mediated by Change in Alcohol Action Tendency.
PlosOne, 9(1): e85855.

Sharbanee, J.M., Stritzke, W. G., Jamalludin, M. E., & Wiers, R. 2014 (2014).
Approach-Alcohol Action Tendencies can be Inhibited by
Cognitive Load.
Psychopharmacology, 231(5), 967-975.

Sharbanee, J.M., Stritzke, W. G., Wiers, R., Rinck, M. & 2013 MacLeod, C. (2013).
Alcohol-Related Biases in Selective Attention and Action
Tendencies Make Distinct Contributions to Dysregulated Drinking
Behaviour. Addiction, 108(10), 1758–1766.

Sharbanee, J.M., Stritzke, W. G., Young, P., Wiers, R., Rinck, M. 2013 & MacLeod, C. (2013).
The Interaction of Approach-Alcohol Action Tendencies, Working
Memory Capacity, and Current Task Goals Predicts the Inability
to Regulate Drinking Behaviour.
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(3), 649–661.

Maas, J., Keijsers, G., Rinck, M., Sharbanee, J.M. & Becker, E. Looking for Implicit Action Tendencies and Evaluations in
Unwanted Snacking Behaviour. Under review

Education
PhD (UWA)
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Bachelor of Science Psychology (Hons)

Awards and Memberships
4 x School of Psychology Publication Award. 2 x 2013 Awarded on the basis of publishing in high impact journals. 2 x 2014 (School of Psychology, UWA; 4 x AU$1000)

‘Convocation’ Travel Award. A highly competitive award. 2011 (Convocation Office, UWA; AU$2500)

Internationalisation Award for Visiting International Experts 2011 (Radboud University Nijmegen;€1000, approx AU$1175 )

Clinical Psychology Research Group Travel Fund 2011 (Radboud University Nijmegen; € 600, approx AU$705 )

Awarded Special Commendation for technical excellence and 2010 presentation style for the talk at the UWA School of Psychology
Conference: “Distinguishing attentional & behavioural approach
vs. avoidance of alcohol cues”

Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Bursary. 2010 Awarded to support a visit to an expert meeting.
(Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of
Research on Emotion, UWA; AU$100)

School of Psychology Research Student Travel Award (School of 2010 Psychology, UWA; AU$1650)

Internationalisation Award for Visiting International Experts 2010 (Radboud University Nijmegen; € 1000, approx AU$1175).

Graduate Research Student Travel Award 2009 (Graduate Research School, UWA; $1750)

Australian Postgraduate Award (Scholarship; $62934) 2008-2011

UWA Safety-Net Top-Up Scholarship (Scholarship; $10500) 2008-2011

Awarded First Class Honours in Psychology 2007

Clinical Interests
Emotion Focussed Therapy for Mood and Anxiety problems. 


Presentations
Talk at The Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual 2015 Conference “Validation of a model of the resolution of attachment insecurity in emotion-focused therapy”

Talk at The Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual 2015 Conference “A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of humanistic and experiential therapies for depression”

Talk at The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy 2015 Integration Annual Conference “Validation of a model of the resolution of attachment insecurity”

Talk at The Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual 2014 Conference “Developing a Model of the Resolution of Dependency Concerns in Emotion-Focused Therapy”

Poster at The Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual 2014 Conference “Approach/Avoidance Training as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy for Alcohol Use Problems: A Test of the Causal Mechanism”

Talk at The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy 2014 Integration Annual Conference “Resolving Interpersonal Relatedness Concerns in Emotion- Focused Therapy”

Poster at The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy 2014 Integration Annual Conference “Approach/Avoidance Training as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy for Alcohol Use Problems: A test of the Causal Mechanism”

Talk at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive 2013 Therapies “Alcohol-Related Biases in Selective Attention and Action Tendencies Make Distinct Contributions to Dysregulated Drinking Behaviour”

Talk at The Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research 2012 Conference “Alcohol-Related Biases in Selective Attention and Action Tendencies Make Distinct Contributions to Dysregulated Drinking Behaviour”

Fees
Fees for clinical consultations can be found on www.cygnetclinic.com.au/fees

Referrals
Medicare based referrals, WC/MVA and EAP accepted. Self-referral is also accepted.


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