Dr Georgie Paulik-White

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

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Dr Georgie Paulik-White is a Clinical Psychologist currently working in Cygnet Clinic Fremantle. She is currently Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Her clinical interests are in psychosis, voice hearing, mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders.

Dr Paulik-White does not see psychosis or voices-based referrals at Cygnet. Instead, please refer to Perth Voices Clinic.

Dr Paulik-White is actively involved in research through her association with UWA and is a published author. Dr Paulik-White is a Senior Clinical Psychologist on our team and part of the Cygnet Leadership Group.

Experience

July 2011 – Dec. 2014 Early Episode Psychosis program, Peel and Rockingham Kwinana Health Service Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Team Leader
Duties: individual, group, and family therapy with early episode psychosis patients; psychological and cognitive assessments; team management; case management. 

Jan. 09 – July 2011 The Kiloh Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital (Randwick, NSW)
Clinical Psychologist
Duties: group, family and individual therapy with in-patients and out-patients; psychological and cognitive assessments. 

Feb. 2009 – July 2011 Employer: University of New South Wales. 
Site: Bondi Junction Community Health Centre
Research Clinical Psychologist, Post-doctorate position 
Duties: setting up the Bondi research site for a multi-site ultra-high risk for psychosis youth study, as well as participant recruitment, participant testing (clinical interviews, neurocognitive testing, EEG testing), psychological report writing, data analysis, manuscript preparation, training of clinicians on the assessment of psychosis, and awareness raising presentations. 

July 2008 – Nov. 08 Population and Community Development Association, Thailand
Research and Evaluation Officer
Duties: developing and validating monitoring and evaluation tools for community development programs operating in rural Thailand.

March 2004 – Nov. 06 School of Psychology, University of Western Australia 
Tutor (units: 201 Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience; 204 Psychological Science: Theory, Research and Practice; 203 Psychological Research Methods).

Education
PhD (UWA)
MPsych(Clin)
BSc(Hons)

Awards & Memberships

Hearing Voices Network WA (founding member); Hearing Voices Network NSW (founding member and vice president 2011)

International Early Psychosis Association (member)

Visiting Academic, University of New South Wales (UNSW), School of Psychiatry

Schizophrenia Research Institute - Affiliated Scientist, Member, Cognition and Connectivity Panel (panel member)

Schizophrenia International Research Society (member) 

Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (member)

Schizophrenia Research Institute - Affiliated Scientist, Member, Cognition and Connectivity Panel (panel member)


Grants

NHMRC – Targeted Call for Research (TCR) on Mental Health (Amount $1,305,235) and Project Grant (Amount $1,095,418.33 – declined to accept TCR grant). Role on grant: Chief Investigator (CEI). Project title: Social wellbeing and engaged living (SWEL) intervention for Australian youth at risk of mental health and other adverse outcomes (APP1044507) (Chief Investigator: Dr Leanne Hides). 

Sussex university project grant – Project title: Voices over time. Chief Investigator: Dr. Mark Hayward. Role on grant: Chief Investigator (CEC). 

NSW Health (MHDAO) – Project grant (Amount $77,317) Role on grant: Chief Investigator (CEF). Project title: The effectiveness of a telephone counselling Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy intervention in improving social engagement of rural ‘at risk’ youth (Chief Investigator: Dr Helen Stain). 

Rotary - Project grant (Amount $77,000). Role on grant: Chief Investigator (CEF). Project title: The effectiveness of a telephone counselling Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy intervention in improving social engagement of rural ‘at risk’ youth (Chief Investigator: Dr Helen Stain). 

UNSW – Project grant. Role on grant: Associate Investigator. Project title: The effects of aerobic exercise on hippocampal volumes in young people with first episode psychosis (Chief Investigator: Prof. Philip Ward). 

NHMRC - Project grant (Amount 1.5m). Role on grant: Associate Investigator. 
Project title: Neurocognitive correlates of transition from Ultra-High Risk (UHR) mental state to schizophrenia (Chief Investigator: Prof Ulrich Schall).


Clinical Interests
Dr Pauilk-White's main research and clinical interest is in the area of Psychosis treatment. She is proficient with the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mood disorders, psychotic disorders and anxiety conditions

Publications

Hayward, M., & Paulik, G. (2014). What have we learnt about relational approaches? In Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Auditory Hallucinations, Eds M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCathy-Jones. Routledge: East Sussex.

Thomas, N., Paulik, G., Louise, S., Farhall, J., & Hayward, M. (2014). What have we learnt from behavioural and coping interventions for voices? In Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Auditory Hallucinations, Eds M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCathy-Jones. Routledge: East Sussex.

Hayward, M., Awenat, Y., McCarthy Jones, S., Paulik, G., & Berry, K (2014). Beyond beliefs: A qualitative study of people’s opinions about their changing relations with their voices. Psychosis, 7 (2), 97-107. 

Paulik, G., Hayward, M., & Stain, H. (2013). Advances in Cognitive Therapy for voices hearers: The introduction of Cognitive Behavioural Relating Therapy (CBRT). In Advances in Psychological Research, Eds A. M. Columbus. Nova Publishers: NY.

Paulik, G., Hayward, M., & Birchwood, M. (2013). Cognitive Behavioural Relating Therapy (CBRT) for Voice Hearers: A Case Series. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 626-631.

Paulik, G. (2012). The role of social schema in the experience of auditory hallucinations: A systematic review and a proposal for the inclusion of social schema in a cognitive behavioural model of voice hearing. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 19(6), 459-472. 

Stain, H., Paulik, G., Atkinson, R., Carr, V., Curtis, J., Ehlkes, T., Langdon, R., Michie, P., Thienel R., Todd, J., Ward, P., Schall, U. (2012). Clinical, social and neurocognitive functioning in youth at ultra high risk for psychosis: Baseline findings from the Minds in Transition (MinT) longitudinal cohort [Abstract]. Early intervention in psychiatry, 6 (Supp 1), p.118

Scully, A., Ward, P. B., Atkinson, R., Paulik, G., Stain, H., Michie, P. T., Todd, J., Curtis, J. & Schall, U. (2012). Smaller Mismatch Negativity (MMN) amplitudes correlate with cognitive and functional impairments in young people with ‘at risk mental states’: Preliminary results from the Minds in Transition (MinT) Study [Abstract]. Early intervention in psychiatry, 6 (Supp 1)

Ward, P. B., Atkinson, R., Paulik, G., Stain, H., Michie, P. T., Todd, J., Curtis, J., Schall, U (2012). Smaller Mismatch Negativity (MMN) amplitudes correlate with cognitive and functional impairments in young people with ‘at risk mental states’: Preliminary results from the Minds in Transition (MinT) Study [Abstract]. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6 (Supp 1), [E3]

Ehlkes, T., Atkinson, R., Ward, P. B., Paulik, G., Curtis, J., Michie, P. T., Todd, J., Stain, H., Schall, U. (2012). Grey matter correlates of mismatch negativity amplitudes in at-risk mental state [Abstract]. 

Paulik, G., Treen, L., Ward, P., Curtis, J., Davenport, C., & Chown, K. (submitted). The Phoenix and MinT: The integration of a specialised ultra high risk (UHR) of psychosis service and research project. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (May 2012). 

Badcock, J., Paulik, G., & Maybery, M. (2011). The role of emotion regulation in auditory hallucinations. Psychiatry Research, 185, 303-308. 

Paulik, G., Atkinson, R., Carr, V., Clark, S., Curtis, J., Langdon, R., et al. (2010). OP16 - Minds in transition (MinT): A prospective study examining neurocognitive correlates of transition from ultra-high risk mental state to schizophrenia [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44 (Supp 1), A25. 

Paulik, G., & Badcock, J. (2010). The role of negative affect in auditory hallucinations. In Hallucinations: Types, Stages and Treatments, Eds. M. S. Payne. Nova Publishers: NY. 

Paulik, G., Simcocks, A., Weiss, L., & Albert, S. (2010) Benefits of a 12 week mindfulness group program for mental health consumers in an outpatient setting. Mindfulness, 1, 215-226. 

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2009). Intentional cognitive control impairments in schizophrenia: Generalised or specific? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 982-989. 

Badcock, J. C., Chhabra, S., Maybery, M. T., & Paulik, G. (2008). Context binding and hallucination predisposition. Personality and Individual Differences, 13(1), 822-827.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J. C., & Mayberry, M. T. (2008). 380 - Inhibitory control impairments in individuals who hear voices [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 98, 190.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J. C., & Maybery, M. T. (2008). Dissociating the components of inhibitory control involved in predisposition to hallucinations. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 13, 33 - 46.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2007). Failure to inhibit currently irrelevant memories in individuals predisposed to hallucinations. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 12 (5), 457-470.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2006). Intentional inhibition deficits in individuals predisposed to hallucinations [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40 (Supp 2), A136.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2006). The multifactorial structure of the predisposition to hallucinate and associations with anxiety, depression and stress. Personality and Individual Differences, 41 (6), 1067 – 1076. 

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2005). Failure to inhibit currently irrelevant memories in individuals predisposed to hallucinations [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39 (Supp), 34.

Paulik, G., Badcock, J., & Maybery, M. (2005). The role of emotion in predisposition to auditory hallucinations [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57 (Supp), 67. 

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