Alice Shires

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Dr. Alice Shires

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Clinical Psychologist

Alice Shires is a Clinical Psychologist, Senior lecturer and UTS Psychology training Clinic Director. Alice also heads the UTS Mindfulness Integrated Therapies Research Clinic (MTRC).

Alice has been teaching and supervising Cognitive Behavioural Therapies over the last 25 years. She has additionally developed expertise in Mindfulness and its integration into Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. She has assisted in the development of MiCBT and co-developed accredited training in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT). She continues as an established trainer in MiCBT both Nationally and Internationally and teaches advanced Mindfulness training for mental health professionals via the Mindfulness integrated CBT Institute She has developed and maintained a successful long-term ongoing research partnership with the MiCBT Institute. She has co-authored the Clinician’s Handbook of Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT) and developed a course handbook specifically for UTS students undertaking this therapy training.

Alice has written on the underlying Co-emergent Model of Reinforcement that provides an understanding and rationale for Mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention and she has researched and developed the use of a Mindfulness integrated Exposure Task (MIET) as a treatment for chronic pain. She has co-developed and published the Equanimity Scale (ES16), designed to measure outcomes in mindfulness interventions and is currently investigating mindfulness and is relationship to interoception. Alice is involved in supervision of research in Mindfulness integrated Psychological Therapies and measures and is currently undertaking research projects investigating the possible effects of mindfulness training on interoception, equanimity, anxiety and chronic pain. She regularly presents on mindfulness and its outcomes.


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general mental health issues