Dr John Farhall
College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Psychology and Public Health
Department of Psychology and Counselling
George Singer Building, Room 210, Melbourne (Bundoora)
BA Hons, MA (ClinPsych) UMELB., PhD LTU.
Membership of professional associations
Member Association for Contextual Behavioural Science; Member, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy; Member, The Australian Psychological Society; Member, APD College of Clinical Psychologists; Member, APS College of Community Psychologists; Member The Australian Society for Psychiatric Research; Member, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy;
Area of study
Dr Farhall originally trained as a clinical psychologist, working in community mental health centres and psychiatric hospital settings in Victoria. Since 1992 he has held a joint appointment at the School of Psychological Science and North Western Mental Health, building bridges between the public mental health services and university research and training. He teaches primarily in postgraduate professional programs and includes innovations in mental health care, psychopathology, therapy for psychotic disorders and evidence-based practice. His research is centred on understanding psychotic disorders, including evaluating and disseminating evidence-based psychological treatments for people who have psychotic disorders and understanding the disorder processes those treatments seek to address.
Clinical and health psychology- Please contact me to discuss a topic.
- Applicability and effectiveness of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Befriending and CBT in psychosis
- Interventions, including e-resources, to support the recovery of people living with psychosis
- Origins and phenomenology of hallucations, delusions, overvalued ideas and related phenomena
- Support and education interventions for family members of consumers with psychosis
- Translating innovative treatments from research into practice in public mental health services
PSY5PPY - Psychopathology
PSY5ATD - Assessment & Treatment of Major Disorders
PSY5HMP - Health & Mental Health Practice
Publications – Peer Reviewed Journal articles
Williams, A, Fossey, E, Farhall, J, Foley, F & Thomas, N (In Press 2017) Going online together: The potential for mental health workers to integrate recovery oriented e-mental health resources into their practice. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Karambelas, G, Allott, K, Farhall, J, Killackey, O & Cotton, S (in press 2017). The Contribution of Neurocognition to 18-Month Employment Outcomes in First-Episode Psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
Toh, W.L. Castle, D.J. Mountjoy, R.L. Buchanan, B. Farhall, J, & Rossell, S.L. (2017) Insight in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) relative to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and psychotic disorders: Revisiting this issue in light of DSM-5 Comprehensive Psychiatry 77 100-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.06.004
Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley,F., Leitan,N.D., Villagonzalo, K., Ladd, E., Nunan, C., Farnan, S., Frankish,R., Smark, T., Rossell, S.L., Sterling, L., Murray, G., Castle, DJ. & Kyrios, D. (2016). Promoting Personal Recovery in People with Persisting Psychotic Disorders: Development and Pilot Study of a Novel Digital Intervention. Frontiers in Psychiatry, (Public Mental Health section). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00196
Thomas, N, Farhall, J, Foley, F, Rossell, SL, Castle, D, Ladd, E, Meyer, D, Mihalopoulos, C, Leitan, N, Nunan, C, Frankish, R, Smark, T, Farnan, S, McLeod, B, Sterling, L, Murray, G, Fossey, E, Brophy, L, & Kyrios, M (2016) Randomised controlled trial of a digitally assisted low intensity intervention to promote personal recovery in persisting psychosis: SMART-Therapy study protocol (2016) BMC Psychiatry 16:312. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-1024-1 URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/16/312
Shawyer, F, Farhall, J, Thomas, N, Hayes, S, Gallop, R, Copolov, D & Castle, D (2017) Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis: randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry 210(2) 140-148. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182865
On, Zhi Xiang, Cotton, S., Farhall, J., Killackey, E. & Allott, K. (2016) Relationship between duration of untreated psychosis and neurocognition and social cognition in first-episode psychosis Schizophrenia Research, 176, 529–532
Arnold, C. Allot, K, Farhall, J., Killackey, E. & Cotton, S. (2015). Cognitive and social cognitive predictors of cannabis use in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research 168 231–237 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.051
Reser, M.P., Allot, K.A., Killackey, E., Farhall, J. & Cotton, S.M. (2015) Exploring cognitive heterogeneity in first-episode psychosis: What cluster analysis can reveal. Psychiatry Research 229(3):819-827
Hayes, L., Hawthorne, G., Farhall, J.F., O’Hanlon, B. & Harvey, C. (Accepted Feb 2015) Quality of life and social isolation among caregivers of adults with schizophrenia: policy and outcomes. Community Mental Health Journal
Thomas, N. Farhall, J, & Shawyer, F (2015). Beliefs about voices and schemas about self and others in psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 43(2), 209-233 doi:10.1017/S1352465813000817 http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A90VFAzU
Mountjoy, R, Farhall, J, & Rossell, S (2014). A phenomenological exploration of overvalued ideas and delusions in clinical and subclinical anorexia nervosa Psychiatry Research, 220(1-2), 507-512
Thomas, N., Shawyer, F., Castle, D., Copolov, D., Hayes, S., & Farhall, J. (2014) A randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis: study protocol BMC Psychiatry, 14,198. DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-198.
Bacon, T., Farhall, J., & Fossey, E. (2014). The active therapeutic processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for persistent symptoms of psychosis: Clients’ perspectives. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42(4), 402 - 420 . doi:10.1017/S1352465813000209
Tucker R, Farhall J, Thomas N, Groot C and Rossell SL (2013). An examination of auditory processing and affective prosody in relatives of patients with auditory hallucinations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:531. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00531
Goldstone, E., Farhall, J.F., Thomas, N., & Ong, B. (2013). The role of metacognitive beliefs in the proneness to hallucinations and delusions: An analysis across clinical and non-clinical populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(3), 330-346 (ERAA).(First published on line, 25th May, 2013)
Giaccobbe, M., Stukas, A. & Farhall, J. (2013). The effects of imagined versus actual contact with a person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, (Accepted Oct 2012).
Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Mackinnon, A., Trauer, T., Sims, E., Ratcliff, K., Larner, C., Thomas, N., Castle, D., Mullen, P., Copolov, D. (2012). A randomised controlled trial of Acceptance-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for command hallucinations in psychotic disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50(2), 110–121 (First published on line, 8th Dec 2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2011.11.007.
Maxwell, J., Farhall, J. & Matyas, T. (2012). Translating CBT for voices into a program for carers: A pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 117–123. First published online 9 September 2011. doi:10.1017/S1352465811000348
Goldstone, E., Farhall. J. & Ong, B. (2011). Modelling the emergence of hallucinations - early acquired vulnerabilities, proximal life stressors and maladaptive psychological processes. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (Published on line Nov 2nd 2011) DOI 10.1007/s00127-011-0446-9
Goldstone, E., Farhall. J. & Ong, B. (2011). Life hassles experiential avoidance and distressing delusional experiences. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 49(4), 260-266.
Goldstone, E., Farhall. J. & Ong, B. (2011). Synergistic pathways to delusions: enduring vulnerabilities, proximal life stressors and maladaptive psychological coping Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 5, 122–13.
Ratcliff, K., Farhall, J., & Shawyer, F. (2011). Auditory hallucinations: a review of assessment tools. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 18(6) 524-534 first published online: 27 Oct 2010. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.729 ERA ID 6184 ISSN 1063-3995 1099-0879
Stephens, J., Farhall, J. Farnan, S. & Ratcliff, K. (2011). An evaluation of Well Ways, a family education program for carers of people with a mental illness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(1), 45-53
Thomas, N., Rossell, S., Farhall, J., Shawyer, F., & Castle, D. (2011) Cognitive behavioural therapy for auditory hallucinations: effectiveness and predictors of outcome in a specialist clinic. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39(2), 129-138.
Trickey, M., Farhall, J., Wertheim, E., Hinch, C., & Ong, B. (2011). An examination of the relationships among emotion management, interpersonal hassles and depressive symptomatology. Australian Journal of Psychology. 63(2), 100-106. DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00016.x
Andrew, M., Farhall, J., Waddell, F. & Ong, B. (2009). Perceptions of mental health professionals and family caregivers about their collaborative relationships: A factor analytic study. Australian Psychologist, 44(2), 94-104.
Farhall, J., Freeman, N., Shawyer, F., & Trauer, T. (2009). An effectiveness trial of cognitive behaviour therapy in a representative sample of outpatients with psychosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 47-62.
Fernbacher, S., Goodyear, M., & Farhall, J. (2009). Taking a closer look: A cross-sector audit of families where a parent has a mental illness. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 8(3) www.auseinet.com/journal/vol8iss3/fernbacher.pdf.
Shawyer, F., Mackinnon, A., Farhall, J., Sims, E., Blaney, S., Yardley, P., Daly, M., Mullen, P., Copolov, D. (2008). Acting on harmful command hallucinations in psychotic disorders: An integrative approach. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196(5), 390-398.
Farhall, J., Greenwood, K., & Jackson, H. (2007). Coping with hallucinated voices in schizophrenia: a review of self-initiated strategies and therapeutic interventions. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 476-493.
Shawyer, F., Ratcliff, K., Mackinnon, A., Farhall, J., Hayes, S. C., & Copolov, D. (2007). The voices acceptance and action scale (VAAS): Pilot data. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(6), 593-606.
RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines Team for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. (2005). Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 1-30.
Farhall, J., Trauer, T., Newton, R., & Cheung, P. (2003). Minimizing adverse effects on patients of involuntary relocation from long-stay wards to community residences. Psychiatric Services, 54(7), 1022-1027.
Shawyer, F., Mackinnon, A., Farhall, J., Trauer, T., & Copolov, D. (2003). Command Hallucinations and violence: Implications for detention and treatment. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 10(1), 97-107.
Farhall, J. & Cotton, S. (2002). Implementing psychological treatment for symptoms of psychosis in an area mental health service: The response of patients, therapists and managers. Journal of Mental Health, 11(5), 511-522.
Books and Book Chapters
Shawyer, F.,& Farhall, J. (2015). Acceptance-based CBT for Command Hallucinations: Rationale, Implementation, Outcomes, and Reflections from the TORCH Project. In B.A. Gaudiano, (Ed) Acceptance and Mindfulness in the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions. New York: Oxford University Press.
Thomas, N. Paulik, G. Louise, S. Farhall, J. Hayward, M (2014) What have we learnt from behavioural and coping interventions for voices? Chapter 2 In: M Hayward, C Strauss and S McCarthy-Jones (Eds). Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Treating Auditory Hallucinations: From theory to therapy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge
Farhall, J., Shawyer, F. Thomas, N, & Morris, E. (2013) Clinical assessment. In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (Eds) ACT and mindfulness for psychosis. London: Wiley.
Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., Morris, E. & Farhall, J., (2013) Theory of voices In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (Eds) ACT and mindfulness for psychosis. London: Wiley.
Shawyer, F., Thomas, N., Farhall, J., & Morris, E. (2013) ACT for voices In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (Eds) ACT and mindfulness for psychosis. London: Wiley.
Meadows, G., Farhall, J., Fossey, E., Grigg, M., McDermott, F., & Singh, B. (Eds) (2012). Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice. 3rd Ed, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
McDermott, F., Meadows, G., Farhall, J., Callendar, R., McKenzie, P., Sundram, S., Harvey, C., Favilla, A., McNab, C., Shawyer, F., Happell, B., Fossey, E., Wadsworth, Y. & Grey, F. (2012). Research in mental disorders and mental health practice. Ch 7 in G Meadows, J Farhall, E Fossey, M Grigg, F Mc Dermott & B Singh (Eds) Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice. 3rd Ed, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Bland, R., Farhall, J., Fernbacher, S., Fossey, E., Happell, B., Kazantzis, N., King, R., Meadows, G., Minas, H., Petrik, A., Willshire, D. (2012). Assessment: Specialised assessment skills. Ch 13 in G Meadows, J Farhall, E Fossey, M Grigg, F Mc Dermott & B Singh (Eds) Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice. 3rd Ed, South Melbourne: OUP.
McDermott, F., Huppert, D., Blashki, G., Stone, L., Epstein, M., Olsen, A., Elsom, S., Meadows, G., Rosen, A., Singh, B., Ash, D., Turnbull, C., Bland, R., Fossey, E., Farhall, J., Tsismetsi, A., Nagel, T., Minas, H., Clarke., M., Leggatt, M. & Cavill, M. (2012). The active participants in mental health services. Ch 10 in G Meadows, J Farhall, E Fossey, M Grigg, F Mc Dermott & B Singh (Eds) Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice. 3rd Ed, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Farhall, J., Harvey, C., Kazantzis, N., King, R., Meadows, G., O’Hanlon, B., Petrik, A., Rao, S., Shawyer, F., Thomas, N. & Young, J. (2012). Psychological therapies. Ch 16 in G Meadows, J Farhall, E Fossey, M Grigg, F Mc Dermott & B Singh Eds) Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice. 3rd Ed, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Bennet, C., Sundram, S. Farhall, J., Fossey, E., Grigg, M., & Jeffs, S. (2012). Schizophrenia and related disorders. In G. Meadows, J. Farhall, E. Fossey, M. Grigg, F. McDermott & B. Singh (Eds.), Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice (3rd ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Farhall, J. (2010). Understanding and shaping adaptive coping with voices. Chapter 12 In F. Laroi, & A. Aleman, Hallucinations: A guide to treatment and management. New York: Oxford, pp.205-231. ISBN 978-0-19-954859-0
Farhall, J., Fossey, E., Keeble-Devlin, B., Meadows, G., Roberts, S., & Singh, B. (2007). Conceptual models used in mental health practice. Chapter 3 in G. Meadows, B. Singh & M. Grigg (Eds.) Mental Health in Australia: Collaborative Community Practice (2nd Edn, pp. 21-50). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Maxwell, J., Farhall, J., & Matyas, T. (2007). Helping voice hearers to cope better: A skills-training group program for family caregivers based on cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (Abstract). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (2), A343.
Published Conference Papers
Farhall, J., Goldstone, E., Harvey, C., O'Hanlon, B., & Hayes, L. (2010). Can you see the ripples? Preliminary results from an assessment of the wider impact of establishing behavioural family therapy in continuing care teams. Paper presented at the 20 years strong – and now a renaissance, Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services Sydney Conference Proceedings 2010.
Farhall, J., Shawyer, F., & Thomas, N. (2010) Premature excitement or promising direction? The application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to persisting psychotic symptoms. In ‘Recommending Reading’ section, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, Perth, September 2009.
Chapman, C., Kellehear, K., Everett, M., Lane, A., Robertson, S., Peters, J., Goding, M., Farhall, J., Trauer, T., Cassaniti, M. (eds.), 20 years strong – and now a renaissance, Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Sydney Conference Proceedings 2010, TheMHS Conference, Sydney, New South Wales.
Farhall, J., Campbell, J., Joynson, L., Harvey, C. & O’Hanlon (2009) Comparing multiple measures of family work in community mental health services: A window into routine clinical practice p123-128 In: Miller, V., et al. (eds). Be the change you want –workforce ingenuity. Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Auckland Conference Proceedings 2008, Sydney: TheMHS Conference.
Farhall, J., Campbell, J., Harvey, C., Di Benedetto, M., & O'Hanlon, B. (2008). What family work is done by mental health clinicians? An examination of family contacts with staff of continuing care teams. In K. Kellehear, et al. (Eds.), 2020 vision, looking toward excellence in mental health care in 2020, Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services, Melbourne Conference Proceedings 2007 (pp. 90-97). Sydney: TheMHS Conference Inc.
Farhall, J., Shawyer, F. & Thomas, N. (2008) Psychological treatment of auditory hallucinations: Themes and emerging directions (abstract). Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research Conference Newcastle, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry ,42(3)A31-A48
Mountjoy, R. L., Farhall, J., & Rossell, S. (2008). Characteristics of beliefs in anorexia nervosa [Abstract]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42 (Suppl. 3), A85 (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research, Newcastle, Australia, December 2008). (ERA B) E3
Harvey, C., Hayes, L., Farhall, J., O'Hanlon, B., Perlesz, A., Hawthorne, G., Juriansz, D. (2008) Building Family Skills Together: Evaluating the impact on health and wellbeing of people living with schizophrenia and their families of an evidenced based family intervention. (abstract).,Australasian Society of Psychiatric Research Conference,. Newcastle, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(3), A31-A48
Harvey, C., O'Hanlon, B., Leggatt, M., Farhall, J., Juriansz, D., Burger, J., et al. (2008). Building Family Skills Together: An implementation strategy for evidence-based family interventions in public mental health services. In K. Kellehear et al. (Eds.), 2020 vision, looking toward excellence in mental health care in 2020, Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services, Melbourne Conference Proceedings 2007 (pp. 86-90). Sydney, Australia: TheMHS Conference Inc.
Farhall, J., Gierlicz, J., Freeman, N., Trauer, T., & Shawyer, F. (2005). Trialling CBT for psychosis in ordinary mental health services: Issues in studying real-world effectiveness. In K. Kellehear, M. Teesson, V. Miller, P. Hanlon, C. Issakidis, S. Robertson, J. Farhall, J. Peters, B. Wieland, S. Garvin, C. Lloyd & P. Robinson (Eds.), Harvesting hope: Across the lifespan, Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services. Gold Coast conference proceedings, September 2004 (pp. 70-75). Sydney: TheMHS Conference, Inc.
Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Sims, E. F. & Copolov, D. (2005). Command hallucinations in psychosis: Acceptance and disengagement as a focus of treatment. In M. Jackson & G. Murphy (Eds), Theory and Practice in Contemporary Australian Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy: Proceedings of the 28th National AACBT Conference (pp. 5-14). Melbourne: Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. ISBN 0-9757539-0-8.
Cornish, D., Tobias, G., Farhall, J., Trauer, T., & Slade, M. (2005). Consumer/key worker/case manager perception of need - enhancing dialogue to improve outcomes. In K. Kellehear, et al. (Eds.), Harvesting hope: Across the lifespan, Contemporary TheMHS in mental health services. Gold Coast conference proceedings, September 2004 (pp. 132-136). Sydney: TheMHS Conference, Inc.
Farhall, J., Humphries, R., Macrae, M., Pinches, A., Renouf, N., Elkadi, S. & Vile, S. (2004). TRIP - Translating research into practice: A collaborative project engaging area mental health staff in use of evidence based practices. In Robertson, S., Kelleahear, K., Teesson, M., Miller, V., Issakidis, C., Farhall, J., Peters, J., Wieland, B., Bland, R. & Shaw, D. From Rhetoric to Reality: Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Canberra Conference Proceedings 2003, TheMHS Conference, Sydney, Australia, 133-8.
Farhall, J. (2001). Clinical psychology and the common good. Australasian Psychiatry, 9(2), 139-142.
Farhall, J., Trauer, T., Newton, R., & Cheung, P. (2001). Replacing long term wards with community care units: What have we learned? In: K. Kellehear, M. Teesson, S. Robertson, V. Miller, J. Farhall, C. Issikidis, J. Peters, C. Swendson, R. Bland, C. Wigg. Creativity and Development: Services for the future contemporary TheMHS in mental health services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2000, TheMHS Conference, Sydney, Australia.
Fulford, M. & Farhall, J.F. (2001). Hospital versus home care for the acutely mentally ill? Preferences of relatives who have experienced both forms of service. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35(5), 619-625. . (ERA B 1103;1702)
Trauer, T., Farhall, J., Newton, R., & Cheung, P. (2001). From long-stay psychiatric hospital to Community Care Unit: Evaluation at 1 year. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36, 416-419.
Farhall, J.F. (2000) Book Review: Cognitive psychotherapy of psychotic and personality disorders: Handbook of theory and practice. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34, 541-542.
Farhall, J., Trauer, T., Cheung, P., & Newton, R. (2000). Moving long-stay psychiatric patients into the community: The importance of living environment. In: Whose Dreams? Whose Reality? Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand, (Melbourne, Sept 1999).
Farhall, J., Riess, C., & Marot, M. (1999). FaST learning: Challenging workers views of families and family work - Formal evaluation of the Get Together FaST initiative. In V. Miller, S. Robertson, K. Kellehear, M. Teesson, J. Farhall, C. Issikidis, J. Peters, C. Swendson, R. Bland, & M. Epstein (Ed.), Proceedings of The Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne 1999: Whose Dreams? Whose Reality? Contemporary The MHS in Mental Health Services (pp. 137-141). Sydney, Australia: TheMHS Conference Inc.
Trauer, T., Farhall, J., Newton, R., & Cheung, P. (1999). Moving long stay psychiatric patients into the community: Tenure and progress in clinically staffed accommodation units. In Robertson S, Kellehear, K., Teesson, M, Miller V (Ed.), Making History: Shaping the Future. Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Hobart Conference Proceedings 1998 . Sydney Australia: TheMHS Conference.
Weir, W., Farhall, J., & Carter, J. (1999). The workplace as a learning place. In Deakin Human Services Australia (Ed.), Learning Together: Education and Training Partnerships in Mental Health Service. Final Report . Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care.
Farhall, J.F., Webster, B., Hocking, B., Leggatt, M, Reiss, C. & Young, J. (1998). Training to enhance partnerships between mental health professionals and family caregivers: A comparative study. Psychiatric Services, 49(11), 1488-1490.
Farhall, J.F. (1998) Book Review: Clinical Psychology in Australia. The Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange, 4, 98-99.
Macdonald, E., Herrman, H., Farhall, J., McGorry, P., Renouf, N., & Stevenson, B. (1998). Conditions necessary for best practice in interdisciplinary teamwork. Australasian Psychiatry, 6, 257-259.
Farhall, J.F. & Gehrke, M. (1997). Coping with auditory hallucinations: An exploratory study within a stress and coping framework. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 259-261.
Farhall, J.F. & Voudouris, N.J. (1996). Persisting Auditory Hallucinations: Prospects for non-medication interventions in a hospital population. Behaviour Change, 13(1), 112-123.
Farhall, J., Trauer, T., Attwood, R., Newton, R., & Cheung, P. (1996). The short term impact of moving from psychiatric ward to community care unit. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, Brisbane, Sept. 1996.
Curry, L., & Farhall, J.F. (1995). The shift from psychiatric nurse to manager: The design, implementation and evaluation of an action learning program. Therapeutic Communities, 16(4), 225-228.
Farhall, J. F., Hocking, B., Leggatt, M., Reiss, C., Young, J & Webster, B. (1995). The impact of a family work training intervention on an area mental health network. In Kellehear, K., Teesson, M., Farhall, J., Peters, J., Miller, V. & Robertson, S. Contemporary THEMHS in Mental Health Services, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, Auckland, Sept. 1995, Lilyfield, NSW: Liddell.
Trauer, T., Farhall, J., Newton, R., Cheung, P., Keks, N., Robinson. T. & Vaddadi, K. (1995). The evaluation of the impact on patients, staff and carers of moving long stay patients into the community. In Kellehear, K., Teesson, M., Farhall, J., Peters, J., Miller, V. & Robertson, S. Contemporary THEMHS in Mental Health Services, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, Melbourne, Auckland, Sept. 1995, Lilyfield, NSW: Liddell.
Farhall, J.F. (1994). Tell me I'm Here. In B. Creed. & I. O'Loughlan (Eds), Insight 94 Text Guide. Melbourne: Aird Books.
Farhall, J.F. (1994). Psychiatric rehabilitation: Some critical issues for training and practice. In Advancing Rehabilitation. Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 2-4 November, 1994.
Farhall, J.F. (1994). What do hospital based rehabilitation staff believe about rehabilitation? In V. Miller, S. Robertson, M. Teesson & B. Garvey, Eds, On The Street Where You Live. Proceedings of the Third Annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia & New Zealand, Sydney, September 1993. Glebe, NSW: Fast Books.
Farhall, J.F. & Trauer, T. (1994). The role of the psychologist in public mental health services: Is there a positive future? Newsletter of the Victorian Health Department Psychologist's Association, No 4, November.
Farhall J.F. & Love, A. (1992). Better mental health services: Staff development as a strategy for change. Chapter 8 in D. Thomas & A. Veno (Eds), Psychology and Social Change, N.Z., Dunmore Press.
Farhall, J.F. (1991). Invited Paper: Changing psychiatric services from within: Strategies and roles of a "staff training" unit. In C. Fraser & D. Harvey, (Eds). Health, Psychology and the Community: Selected proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Psychological Society. Melbourne, The Australian Psychological Society.
Farhall, J.F. & Love, A. (1987). A survey of Community Psychology teaching in Australia. Network, 3(2), 7-19.
Westbrook, P. & Farhall, J.F. Eds, (1980) What State is the Garden In? Melbourne, Conservation Council of Victoria.
Farhall, J.F. (1977), Spontaneous mental activity in sleeping and waking states. Brainwave, 3, 3-6.
Externally funded projects
Building the Evidence Base for Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS). Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project ($365,902), 2016-2019. In partnership with industry partners this project is taking a multipronged approach to evaluating the role and effectiveness of the PARCS service model, as implemented in every Area Mental Health Service in Victoria. Associate Prof John Farhall is a co-investigator (CIE) with: Prof Jane Pirkis and Dr Lisa Brophy, (U of Melb) and M Spittal, C Harvey, C Mihalopoulos. G Meadows, V Palmer, R Newton, E Fossey.
EMPOWER: Early Signs Monitoring to Prevent Relapse and PrOmote Wellbeing, Engagement and Recovery Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council (Aust) & National Institute for Health Research (UK) Collaborative Research Grant (Total UK & Australian grant funding ~$M2.1), 2015-2019. This project is developing and trialling a SmartPhone centred early warning signs system for relapse prevention in people living with schizophrenia, in Australia and the UK. Associate Prof John Farhall is the Australian Co-Chief Investigator (CIB) with Professor John Gleeson (CIA) and investigators: Prof Sue Cotton, Associate Prof Cathrine Mihalopoulos,: Dr Reeva Lederman,: Prof Suresh Sundram, Associate Prof Mario Alvarez-Jimenez. UK Team: Chief Investigator Prof Andrew Gumley; University of Glasgow
Self-Management and Recovery Technology (SMART): Use of online technology to promote self-management and recovery in people with psychosis. Funding: Mental Illness Research Fund (Victorian Government, Category 1 Grant) : $M2.1 (2013-18). The SMART project has developed an online self-management and recovery resource for adults living with psychotic disorders designed primarily for delivery via use together in sessions by mental health workers and consumers via tablet computer. Associate Prof Farhall is Co-investigator (CIB) with lead researcher Associate Prof Neil Thomas (Swinburne) and M Kyrios, , D Meyer, G Murray, S Rossell, L Sterling, J Kulkarni, C Mihalopoulos, D Castle, C Nunan, S Farnan, E Fossey, E Ladd, L Brophy.
Aberrant Salience Project. Unfunded project led by J Farhall in collaboration with past and present La Trobe postgraduate students. (S Benton, J. Dix, J Carlin, J Ekserdjian) We have modified and are evaluating an existing measure of subjectively experienced trait aberrant salience for use as a state measure for acute psychosis. We have used the measure to investigate the role of aberrant salience in symptom expression of delusions and hallucinations in patients in the acute and residual stages of care and in a general population sample.
Evaluating ‘Recovery ACT’ - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) groups for people with psychosis In conjunction with Dr Eric Morris (Director La Trobe Psychology Clinic), And Drs Eliot Goldstone and Jesse Gates from NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) we are evaluating the initial outcome of groups being conducted in and scoping the potential for an ongoing research stream
Getting help from psychics, friends, doctors and psychologists for stress and emotional problems With Dr Chris Pepping (La Trobe Psychology & Counselling) and Dr Scott Miller (USA) we are exploring the perceived efficacy and service patterns of different forms of assistance for stress and emotional problems and considering the explanatory power of the common therapeutic factors model
Postgraduate student projects Current projects include Collaborations with Dr Kelly Allott, Prof Paul Amminger, Prof Sue Cotton and others at Orygen Youth Health Research centre on projects studying cognition in early psychosis and At-Risk Mental States, and engagement of youth in employment and education following early stages of mental illness.
Collaboration with Associate Prof Art Stukas (La Trobe) on understanding and addressing mental illness stigma
Doctoral and Masters Projects linked to the EMPOWER, and SMART studies