Staff profile

Dr Eric

Dr Eric Morris

Director, La Trobe Psychology Clinic

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Psychology and Counselling

GSB 254, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

MAppPsych (Clinical), PhD

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Australian Psychological Society; British Psychological Society; Association for Contextual Behavioral Science; BABCP; AACBT

Area of study

Psychology

Research interests

Clinical and health psychology

- Processes of change in contextual psychotherapies (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

- Single-case and small-N research design and evaluation

- Understanding and treating psychosis using psychological models

- Understanding mindfulness, acceptance, compassion, perspective taking, and values-driven behaviour

Clinical Skills

- Supervision and training of psychologists

Consulting

Delivery and evaluation of cognitive behavioural and family interventions for serious mental illness

Recent publications

Johns, L., Oliver, J., Khondoker, M., Byrne, M., Jolley, S., Wykes, T., Joseph, C., Butler, L., Craig, T., & Morris, E. (in press) The feasibility and acceptability of a brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) group intervention for people with psychosis: the 'ACT for Life' study”. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Morris, E.M., Garety, P., & Peters, E. (2014). Psychological flexibility and nonjudgemental acceptance in voice hearers: relationships with omnipotence and distress. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 0004867414535671.

Oliver, J. E., Joseph, C., Byrne, M., Johns, L. C., & Morris, E. M. (2013). Introduction to Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Therapies for Psychosis. In E.M.J. Morris, L.C. Johns and J.E. Oliver (Eds), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, 1-11. Oxford: Wiley. 

Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., Morris, E. M., & Farhall, J. (2013). Theory on Voices. In E.M.J. Morris, L.C. Johns and J.E. Oliver (Eds), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, 12-32. Oxford: Wiley. 

Farhall, J., Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., & Morris, E. M. (2013). Clinical Assessment and Assessment Measures. In E.M.J. Morris, L.C. Johns and J.E. Oliver (Eds), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, 47-63. Oxford: Wiley. 

Thomas, N., Morris, E. M., Shawyer, F., & Farhall, J. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Voices. In E.M.J. Morris, L.C. Johns and J.E. Oliver (Eds), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, 95-111. Oxford: Wiley. 

Oliver, J. E., & Morris, E. M. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for First Episode Psychosis. In E.M.J. Morris, L.C. Johns and J.E. Oliver (Eds), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, 190-205. Oxford: Wiley. 

Morris, E., & Oliver, J. E. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In W. Dryden (Ed.), Cognitive Behaviour Therapies, London: SAGE.

Boorman, J., Morris, E., & Oliver, J. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In C. Felham and I Horton (Eds). The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy, London: SAGE.

Richards, R., Oliver, J. E., Morris, E., Aherne, K., Iervolino, A. C., & Wingrove, J. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training for clinicians: an evaluation. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 4(03), 114-121.

Bloy, S., Oliver, J. E., & Morris, E. (2011). Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy With People With Psychosis A Case Study. Clinical Case Studies, 10(5), 347-359.

Treanor, A., Abrar, A., Harris, K., Morris, E., & Carson, J. (2010). Using digital technologies in community mental health. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 14(3), 95-107.

Morris, E., & Oliver, J. (2009). ACT early: Acceptance and commitment therapy in early intervention in psychosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 196, 27-30. 

Jacobsen, P., Morris, E., Johns, L., & Hodkinson, K. (2010). Mindfulness Groups for Psychosis; Key Issues for Implementation on an Inpatient Unit. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1–5.  

Valmaggia, L.R. & Morris, E. Attention Training Technique and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Distressing Auditory Hallucinations: Two case examples. In F.Larøi and A.Aleman (Eds) (2010). Hallucinations: A Practical Guide to Treatment and Management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Valmaggia, L. R., Tabraham, P., Morris, E., & Bouman, T. K. (2008). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Across the Stages of Psychosis: Prodromal, First Episode, and Chronic Schizophrenia. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15(2), 179-193.

Power, P., McGuire, P., Iacoponi, E., Garety, P., Morris, E., Valmaggia, L., Grafton, D., & Craig, T. (2007). Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) and Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) Service. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1, 97–103.