James' Publications

Books

CBT from the inside outBennett-Levy, J., Thwaites, R., Haarhoff, B. & Perry, H. (2015):CBT from the Inside Out: A self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists. Guilford: New York.

 

 

Oxford guideBennett-Levy, J., Butler, G., Fennell, M.J.V., Hackmann, A., Mueller, M. Westbrook, D. (Eds.) (2004) The Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

 

Low Intensity CBTBennett-Levy, J., Richards, D., Farrand, P., Christensen, H., Griffiths, K., Kavanagh, D., Klein, B., Lau, M.A., Proudfoot, J., Ritterband, L., White, J. & Williams, C. (Eds) (2010). The Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

 

ImageryHackmann, A., Bennett-Levy, J. & Holmes, E.A. (2011). The Oxford guide to imagery in cognitive therapy. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

 

 

Book Chapters

Bennett-Levy, J. & Haarhoff, B. (in press). Why therapists need to take a good look at themselves: Self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR) as an integrative training strategy for evidence-based practices. To appear in: Dimidjian, S. (ed). Evidence-based therapies in action. Guilford, New York

sburlati_bookSburlati, E. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2014). Self-assessment of our competence as therapists. To appear in: E. S. Sburlati, H. J. Lyneham, C. A. Schniering, & R. M. Rapee (eds.) Evidence-based treatment of child and adolescent anxiety and depressive disorders: A competencies-based approach (pp.25-35). Wiley, London.

 

 

Effective CBTThwaites, R., Bennett-Levy, J., Davis, M. & Chaddock, A. (2014). Using Self-practice and Self-reflection (SP/SR) to enhance competence and meta-competence. In: A. Whittington & N. Grey (eds) How to become a more effective CBT therapist: Mastering metacompetence in clinical practice (pp.241-254). Wiley-Blackwell, London.

 

 

Low Intensity CBTBennett-Levy, J., Richards, D. & Farrand, P. (2010). Low intensity CBT interventions: A revolution in mental health care. In J. Bennett-Levy, D. Richards, P. Farrand et al. (eds) The Oxford guide to low intensity CBT interventions (pp. 3-18). Oxford University Press, Oxford. Download here

 

 

survivingSanders, D. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2010). When therapists have problems: What can CBT do for us? In M. Mueller, H. Kennerley, F. McManus & D. Westbrook (eds). The Oxford guide to surviving as a CBT therapist (pp. 457-480). Oxford University Press, Oxford. Download here

 

 

reflectiveBennett-Levy, J., Thwaites, R., Chaddock, A. & Davis, M. (2009) Reflective practice in cognitive behavioural therapy: The engine of lifelong learning. In Stedmon, J. and Dallos, R. (Eds): Reflection in Counselling and Psychotherapy (pp.115-135). Open University Press, Maidenhead.

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relationshipBennett-Levy, J. & Thwaites, R. (2007). Self and self-reflection in the therapeutic relationship: A conceptual map and practical strategies for the training, supervision and self-supervision of interpersonal skills. In: P. Gilbert and R. Leahy (eds): The therapeutic relationship in the cognitive behavioural therapies (p. 255-281). Routledge, London.

 

 

Oxford guideBennett-Levy, J., Westbrook, D., Fennell, M.J.V., Cooper, M., Rouf, K., & Hackmann, A. (2004): Behavioural experiments: Historical and conceptual underpinnings. In: J. Bennett-Levy et al. (Eds.): The Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy (p. 1-20). Oxford University Press, Oxford. Download here (PDF 148kb)

 

 

Oxford guideFennell, M.J.V., Bennett-Levy, J. & Westbrook, D. (2004). Depression. In: J. Bennett-Levy et al. (Eds.): The Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy (p.205-222).Oxford University Press, Oxford. Download here (PDF 180kb)

 

 

Oxford guideRouf, K., Fennell, M.J.V., Westbrook, D., Cooper, M. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2004): Devising effective behavioural experiments. In: J. Bennett-Levy et al. (Eds.): The Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy (p.21-58). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

 

helpingKavanagh, D.J., Bennett-Levy, J. & Crow, N. (2002). A cognitive-behavioural approach to supervision. In: M. McMahon & W. Patton (Eds.): Supervision in the helping professions: A practical guide (p.131-142). Pearson Education, Sydney, Australia.

 

 

Journal Articles and Refereed Conference Papers

Titov, N., Dear, B. F., Staples, L. G., Bennett-Levy, J., Klein, B., Rapee, R. M., . . . Nielssen, O. B. (in press). The first 30 months of the MindSpot Clinic: Evaluation of a national e-mental health service against project objectives. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Pierce, D., Little, F., Bennett-Levy, J., Isaacs, A., Bridgman, H., Lutkin, S., … Martinez, L. (2016). Mental health academics in rural and remote Australia. Rural and Remote Health.

Povey, J., Mills, P. P., Dingwall, K. M., Lowell, A., Singer, J., Rotumah, D., Bennett-Levy, J. & Nagel, T. (2016). Acceptability of mental health apps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A qualitative study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18, e65.

Stallman, H. M., Kavanagh, D. J., Arklay, A. R., & Bennett-Levy, J. (2016). Randomised control trial of a low-intensity cognitive-behaviour therapy intervention to improve mental health in university students. Australian Psychologist, 51, 145-153.

Singer, J., Bennett-Levy, J., & Rotumah, D. (2015). “You didn’t just consult community, you involved us”: transformation of a ‘top-down’ Aboriginal mental health project into a ‘bottom-up’ community-driven process. Australasian Psychiatry, 23, 614-619. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., Wilson, S., Nelson, J., Rotumah, D., Ryan, K., Budden, W., Beale, D. & Stirling, J. (2015). Spontaneous self-practice of CBT by Aboriginal counsellors during and following CBT training: A retrospective analysis of facilitating conditions and impact. Australian Psychologist, 50, 329-334. Download here

Haarhoff, B., Thwaites, R., & Bennett-Levy, J. (2015). Engagement with self-practice/self-reflection as professional development: The role of therapist beliefs. Australian Psychologist, 50, 322-328. Download here

Thwaites, R., Cairns, L., Bennett-Levy, J., Johnston, L., Lowrie, R., Robinson, A., Turner, M., Haarhoff, B. & Perry, H. (2015). Developing metacompetence in low intensity CBT interventions: Evaluating a Self-Practice/ Self-Reflection program for experienced low intensity CBT practitioners. Australian Psychologist, 50, 311-321. Download here

Thwaites, R., Bennett-Levy, J. & Haarhoff, B. (2015). Self-practice/Self-reflection (SP/SR): Contexts, challenges and ways forward. Australian Psychologist, 50. 344-349. Download here

Bell, T., Mackie, L. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2015). ‘Venturing towards the dark side’: The experience of using imagery in recently qualified cognitive-behavioural therapists. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 591-603. Download here

Davis, M., Thwaites, R., Freeston, M. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2015). A measurable impact of a self-practice/self-reflection programme on the therapeutic skills of experienced cognitive-behavioural therapists. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 176-184. Download here

Nelson, J., Bennett-Levy, J., Wilson, S., Stirling, J. Ryan, K., Rotumah, D., Budden, W., & Beale, D. (2015). Challenges of providing effective clinical supervision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait mental health practitioners. International Journal of Mental Health, 44, 33-45.Download here

Titov, N., Dear, B.F., Staples, L., Bennett-Levy, J., Klein, B., Rapee, R.M., Shann, C., Richards, D., Andersson, G., Ritterband, L., Purtell, C. & Bezuidenhout, G. (in press). MindSpot Clinic: an accessible, efficient and effective online treatment service for anxiety and depression. Psychiatric Services, 66, 1043-1050. Download here

Stallman, H.M., Kavanagh, D., Bennett-Levy, J. & Arklay, A. (in press). Randomized trial of a low intensity intervention to improve the mental health of tertiary students. Australian Psychologist, accepted February 2015.

Perry, Y. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2014). Delivering the ‘H’ in NHMRC: The case for implementation research in mental health. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38, 411-413. Download here

Chaddock, A., Thwaites, R., Bennett-Levy, J. & Freeston, M. (2014). Understanding individual differences in response to self-practice and self-reflection (SP/SR) during CBT training. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7, e14. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. & Padesky, C.A. (2014). Use it or lose it: Post-workshop reflection enhances learning and utilization of CBT skills. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 12-19. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. & Lee, N. (2014). Self-practice and self-reflection (SP/SR) in cognitive-behaviour therapy training: What factors influence trainees’ engagement and experience of benefit? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 48-64. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., Wilson, S., Nelson, J., Stirling, J., Ryan, K., Rotumah, D., Budden, D. & Beale, D. (2014). Can CBT be effective for Aboriginal Australians? Perspectives of Aboriginal practitioners trained in CBT. Australian Psychologist, 49, 1-7. Download here

Nelson, J., Ryan, K., Rotumah, D., Bennett-Levy, J., Budden, W., Stirling, J., Wilson, S. & Beale, D. (2014). Aboriginal practitioners offer culturally safe and responsive CBT: Response to the invited commentaries.Australian Psychologist, 49, 22-27. Download here

Davis, M., Thwaites, R., Freeston, M. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2014, in press). A measurable impact of a self-practice/self-reflection programme on the therapeutic skills of experienced cognitive-behavioural therapists.Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., Hawkins, R., Perry, H. & Cromarty, P. & Mills, J. (2012). Online cognitive behavioural therapy training for therapists: Outcomes, acceptability, and impact of support. Australian Psychologist, 47, 174-182.Download here

Westbrook, D., McManus, F., Clark, G. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2012). Preliminary evaluation of an online training package in cognitive behaviour therapy: satisfaction ratings and impact on knowledge and confidence.Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 481-490. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., McManus, F., Westling, B. & Fennell, M.J.V. (2009): Acquiring and refining CBT skills and competencies: Which training methods are perceived to be most effective? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 571-583. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., & Perry, H. (2009) The promise of online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) training for rural and remote mental health professionals. Australasian Psychiatry, 17, S121-S124 Download here

Westbrook, D., Sedgwick-Taylor, A., Bennett-Levy, J., Butler, G. & McManus, F. (2008). A pilot evaluation of a brief CBT training course: Impact on trainees’ satisfaction, clinical skills and patient outcomes. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 569-579. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. & Beedie, A. (2007). The ups and downs of cognitive therapy training: What happens to trainees’ perception of their competence during a cognitive therapy training course? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35, 61-75. Download here

Thwaites, R. & Bennett-Levy, J. (2007). Conceptualizing empathy in cognitive therapy: Making the implicit explicit. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35, 591-612. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. (2006). Therapist skills: A cognitive model of their acquisition and refinement. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 57-78. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. (2005). What role does the ‘person of the therapist’ play in therapist skill development? Empirical and theoretical perspectives. In: M. Jackson & G. Murphy (Eds.): Theory and practice in contemporary Australian cognitive and behaviour therapy: Proceedings of the 28th National AACBT Conference (p.32-37). Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Melbourne. Download here (150kb)

Bennett-Levy, J. (2005). Therapy skills: A cognitive model of their acquisition and refinement. In: M. Jackson & G. Murphy (Eds.): Theory and practice in contemporary Australian cognitive and behaviour therapy: Proceedings of the 28th National AACBT Conference (p.25-31). Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Melbourne.

Bennett-Levy, J. (2003a). Reflection: A blind spot in psychology? Clinical Psychology, 27 (July), 16-19Download here (462kb)

Bennett-Levy, J. (2003b). Navel gazing or valuable training strategy? Self-practice of therapy techniques, self-reflection, and the development of therapist expertise. In: J. Henry (Ed.) European Positive Psychology Proceedings (p.10-14). British Psychological Society, Leicester. Download here

Bennett-Levy, J. (2003c). Mechanisms of change in cognitive therapy: The case of automatic thought records and behavioural experiments. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 261-277. Download here(185kb)

Bennett-Levy, J., Lee, N., Pohlman, S., Travers, K. and Hamernik, E. (2003): Cognitive therapy from the inside: Enhancing therapist skills through practising what we preach. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 143-158. Download here (166kb)

Fisher, K., Bennett-Levy, J. & Irwin, R. (2003). What a GAS! Action research as a peer support process for postgraduate students. Ultibase, Nov., http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/nov03/fisher.pdf

Bennett-Levy, J., Turner, F., Beaty, T., Smith, M., Paterson, B. & Farmer, S. (2001). The value of self-practice of cognitive therapy techniques and self-reflection in the training of cognitive therapists. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 203-220. Download here (79kb)

Bennett-Levy, J. (2000): Values and goals, glasses and roles: The impact of professionals’ thinking and behaviour on people with neurological disabilities. Brain Impairment, 1, 73-74. (Abstract)

Bennett-Levy, J., Nugent, J., Falconer, K. & Dwonczyk, M. (1999a): The influence of family, community and gender on drink driving risk behaviours amongst rural high school students: What are the implications for health promotion? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 9, 11-16 Download here

Bennett-Levy, J., Falconer, K. & Nugent, J. (1999b): “Riding along in my automobile, drink driver beside me at the wheel.” A study of drink driving risk behaviours among high school students, families and friends on the north coast of New South Wales. In: Brain Impairment and Rehabilitation: A National Perspective. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Brisbane, 1997 (eds. B. Murdoch, D. Theodoros, E. Ward), Australian Academic Press, Brisbane.

Packer, S., Falconer, K., Bennett-Levy J., & Dwonczyk, M. (1997): Community-based outcomes on the North Coast of NSW: Preliminary analysis of a new outcomes measure. Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the 20th Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, Melbourne, 1996 (eds. J. Ponsford, P. Snow, V. Anderson), Australian Academic Press, Brisbane.

Bennett-Levy J.M., Klein-Boonschate M.A., Batchelor J., McCarter R., & Walton N. (1994): Encounters with Anna Thompson: The consumer’s experience of neuropsychological assessment. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 8, 219-238.

Bennett-Levy J.M., Klein-Boonschate M.A., Batchelor J., Walton N., & McCarter R. (1993): From the other side of the desk: The consumer’s experience of neuropsychological assessment. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Brain Impairment Conference, Sydney, 1992. (eds. J. Hendy, D. Caine, A. Pfaff & E. Hannan), Australian Academic Press.

Bennett-Levy, J.M. (1985): The cognitive rehabilitation of memory function: A questionable assumption. In:Proceedings of the 9th Brain Impairment Conference, Brisbane, 1984. (eds. M. Field, J. Hendy, C. Roberts and P. Hopkins), Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, Melbourne.

Bennett-Levy, J.M. and Stores, G. (1984): The nature of cognitive dysfunction in children with epilepsy. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica Supplement 99, 69, 79-82 Download here

Bennett-Levy, J.M. (1984): Long term effects of severe closed head injury on memory: Evidence from a consecutive series of young adults. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 70, 285-298 Download here

Bennett-Levy, J.M. (1984): Determinants of performance on the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test: An analysis and a new technique for single case assessment. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 23, 109-119Download here

Bennett-Levy, J.M. and Marteau, T.M. (1984): Fear of animals: What is prepared? British Journal of Psychology, 75, 37-42 Download here

Stores G. and Bennett-Levy, J.M. (1983): The nature of learning difficulties in children with epilepsy. British Journal of Clinical Practice, Symposium Supplement 27, 89-91

Bennett-Levy, J.M. (1981): Psychiatric diagnosis in the witness box: A post-script on the “Yorkshire Ripper” trial.Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 34, 305-307

Bennett-Levy, J.M. and Powell, G.E. (1980): The Subjective Memory Questionnaire (SMQ): An investigation into the self-reporting of “real life” memory skills. British Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology 19, 177-188

Bennett-Levy, J.M., Polkey, C.E., and Powell, G.E. (1980): Self-report of memory skills after temporal lobectomy: The effect of clinical variables. Cortex, 16, 543-557

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