Dr Rachel Gleave
Dr Rachel Gleave has been working as a psychologist for the past 11 years. Rachel holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology with First-Class Honours. Rachel is a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society - an invitation only membership which applies to the top 15% of graduate students in all fields of study, based on their academic achievements. Her therapeutic approach is inspired by attachment and cognitive-neuroscience models of psychology. Rachel's aim is to work collaboratively with my clients to enrich their life by raising awareness, identifying feelings, and improving coping skills to change undesired patterns.
Dr Rachel Gleave is trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based therapy, emotion focused therapy (EFT), eye-movement reprocessing and desensitisation (EMDR), and internal family systems (IFS) therapies. Her primarily interests are the treatment of trauma-related disorders.
Rachel believes in:
•Professionalism– Rachel will use only scientifically proven psychological approaches are used in treatment.
•Education– clients are informed about their condition so that they understand their needs now and in the future.
•Interdependence– Rachel’s interventions aim to move her clients towards healthier functioning.
•Commitment – people improve in therapy when their psychologist is warm, caring and committed. Rachel naturally creates a secure therapeutic relationship.
The high recurrence rate in depression suggests specific cognitive factors increase an individual’s risk for developing repeated episodes of the disorder. A factor implicated in the literature is biased cognitive processing of negative information. This includes sustained attention, elaboration and autobiographical memory for negative versus positive events. Empirical evidence and contemporary models suggest impaired ability to utilise inhibitory control over the entry and removal of extraneous negative information in working memory mediates these emotional processing biases (see Beck, 2008; Joormann, Yoon, & Zetsche, 2007). In depression, inhibitory control deficits are linked to poor emotional regulation (Joormann & Vanderlind, 2014) and increased tendency to rumination (Joormann & Gotlib, 2008), which serve to perpetuate and exacerbate depressed affect (Beck, 2008; Joormann, Yoon, & Zetsche, 2007). Previous research has primarily focused on examining the relationship between depression and biased cognitive processes and cognitive control deficits in different studies. However, the predicted interrelations between these processes in depressed and remitted-depressed samples have received limited investigation. To advance insight into the functional relations among these emotional information processing biases and cognitive deficits, the aim of the dissertation was to investigate these processes in a single investigation.
(Publications under maiden name: Rachel Dati)
Dati, R. A., Cutmore, T., & Shum, D. (2012). Event-Related Potential (ERP) Indices of Emotional Biases in Depression: The Role of Working Memory Inhibitory Control Deficits. In G. Andrews and D. Newmann (Eds.). Beyond the lab: applications of cognitive research in memory and learning. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=25613
Dati, R. A., Cutmore, T., & Shum, D. (2009). The viability of a non-deceptive variant of the object cue P300-guilty knowledge test (P300-GKT). Journal of Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 40(1), 200. http://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_Viability_of_a_Passive_Event_related.html?id=lK_RSAAACAAJ&redir_e
When she is not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and their two young children. She loves Yoga, Anne's Caphe, and breakfasts at Rusty Markets.