Dr James Collard

PhD (Psychology), PostGradDipPsych, BComm, BSci

  • Senior Lecturer

Research Expertise

  • Cognitive-behavioural theory and practices
  • Cognitive processes in mental health
  • Emotional functioning
  • Training practices to promote clinical competence

Research Supervision

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


  • CLN501 Cognitive Behavioural and Internal Process Interventions (unit coordinator)
  • CLN701 Advanced Diagnostics and Interventions for Complex Presentations (unit coordinator)
  • MPP560/562 Master of Professional Psychology Placement
  • MPP504 Psychological Treatment Models

Clinical Expertise

  • Transdiagnostic CBT
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger-related disorders


Dr James Collard is a clinical psychologist. He has worked in mental health for over 15 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors, including hospitals and community health settings. This has included experience working with people of all ages. He has worked with people experiencing a range of psychological and behavioural difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma and stress response disorders, anger issues and addictive behaviours.

Dr Collard has completed advanced training in CBT, which has included supervisor level training in the traditional models of Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and has also received training in the more recent “3rd wave” models (e.g. ACT, MiCBT, MCT etc.). He combines this with his experience in the delivery of training in CBT theory and practices.

In terms of research, Dr. Collard has an interest in the study of CBT theory and practices. He has conducted studies into the role of cognitions and cognitive processes in mental health. He has also conducted research on the effectiveness of experiential training methods for promoting therapist competency in CBT and on mental and physical health outcomes from cognitive-behavioural interventions.