Online and the Sir Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, Dobson Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7004Summary:
Professor Michelle Craske AO provides insights into anxiety and depression at the inaugural Scholars in Psychology Annual Public Lecture.
Depression and anxiety are projected to become the leading causes of global disease burden by 2030. As many as one-in-three of us are affected at some time in our lives, and this figure is increasing, especially among younger people. We do have effective treatments, but they currently reach less than half of the people in need, resulting in an enormous mental health gap worldwide.
Professor Michelle Craske AO will explain how researching the biological and environmental factors that cause anxiety and depression have uncovered the need for treatment programs that integrate modern technologies with networked mental health support services. This systems-based approach could improve the wellbeing of many who wouldn’t otherwise receive help. Join her to learn about her STAND program for screening, tracking and treating anxiety and depression, and discover how it could support individuals and a health system in dire need of repair.
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Please join us for refreshments from 5.00pm. There will be a short student scholarship award from 5.50pm – 6.00pm. The lecture will begin promptly at 6.05pm.
Professor Michelle Craske, PhD, AO
Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Kevin Love Fund Centennial Chair, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Associate Director of the Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also co-director of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge.
Michelle has published extensively in areas of fear, anxiety and depression, including over 570 peer reviewed journal articles as well as academic books, several self-help books and therapist guides, and is on the Web of Science Most Highly Cited Researcher List. She has been the recipient of extramural funding since 1993 for research projects about risk factors for anxiety and depression among children and adolescents, neural mediators of emotion regulation and behavioural treatments for anxiety disorders, fear extinction translational models for optimizing exposure therapy, novel behavioural therapies targeting reward sensitivity and anhedonia, and scalable treatment models for underserved populations. As part of the Depression Grand Challenge, she developed the STAND program for screening, tracking, and treating anxiety and depression. She is Editor-in-Chief for Behaviour Research and Therapy. Craske received her BA Hons from the University of Tasmania and her PhD from the University of British Columbia.