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James Bennett-Levy

BA, MPhil, PhD(SCU)


Faculty of Health

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James Bennett-Levy


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James Bennett-Levy has recently taken up a research position as Professor at Southern Cross University. As a trainer, researcher, and writer, he has an international reputation, having taught in 27 countries and co-written 5 books for therapists, including key textbooks on imagery, behavioural experiments and low intensity interventions. These books have been translated into 12 languages. He is one of the world’s most published researchers on therapist training, with groundbreaking research on his self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR) approach to training (2001-23) and key theoretical papers on personal practice for therapists (2018-19) and therapist skill development (2006-14). Over the past decade, he has also published in the areas of flood/disaster research; and on ways to enhance First Nations social and emotional wellbeing, together with First Nations colleagues. Recently, he has turned his attention to psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT). He is a Chief Investigator on a PAT clinical trial and is developing PAT-based research at Southern Cross University.

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