Associate Professor Paul Rhodes
K01 - Mackie Building
The University of Sydney
Qualitative Research in Psychology
USYD PSYCHRUNNERS: Running for Mental Health
Clinical Psychology Unit
I am a Clinical Psychologist who was trained as a family therapist and adheres to the principle that problems experienced by children and adolescents are maintained in interpersonal and societal processes, rather than solely neurological or intrapsychic phenomenon. The primary aim of my practice and research is to explore innovative and contextual therapy practices, focussing on understanding, not just explanation, and rejecting practices that rely unnecessarily on labelling or the pathologising of individuals and families. Multi-stressed families coping with complex problems require creative service and community solutions, rather than short-term reductionistic approaches.
I also practice curiosity and hospitality towards my colleagues from other cultural and philosophical backgrounds, have benefited from professional relationships built on mutual influence and enjoy crossing epistemological and disciplinary boundaries to see what we can discover together.
As an academic and researcher I am consious of the power differential between myself and my students and aim to foster learning and growth in a culture that is respectful.
Past positions include Team Leader, Eating Disorders Family-Based Treatment Team, Children's Hospital Westmead, Trainer Unifam's College of Counselor Education, Clinical Psychologist Department of Ageing, Disability & Homecare
Acting Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney
Honorary Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Childrens Hospital, Westmead.
Coordinating Editor Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (2009-2010)
Advisory Panel, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
Mentor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy Authors Mentoring Program
Editorial Board, The Qualitative Report
Associate, Center for Health Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
External supervisor, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide
Editorial Board, Journal of Eating Disorders
Assessor for Journal of Family Therapy, Qualitative Psychology, The Acparian, Clinical Psychologist, ANZ Journal of Family Therapy and others
To date my research has followed a variety of streams:
1. Family-based treatment for anorexia, including randomized control trials, mechanisms of change and qualitative investigations related to practice.
2. Systemic intervention for challenging behavior experienced by families who have a child with developmental disabilities
3. Studies of recovery, particularly those which privilege liberative consumer narratives
4. Reflective practices in family therapy and in the education and supervision of clinical psychologists
5. Collaboration with other areas posed by students or colleagues where qualitative methods are needed; my experience is in narrative inquiry, grounded theory, participatory action research, interpersonal process recall with some limited but growing exposure to discourse analysis and ethnography.
Projects needing researchers !!!
I am currently developing a number of specific projects that students may be interested to be involved in or lead?
1. A critical approach to diagnosis:The effects of diagnosis on adolescent identity in acute psychiatric care. An ethnographic and narrative study in NSW Child and Adolescent Acute Mental Health Wards.
2. Innovations in family therapy. Exploring the Open Dialogue/Network approach to working with families in developmental disabilities
3. Psychodynamic processes. Development of a structured model of reflective counter-transference for clinicians and therapists working with children, adolescents and families.
4. Disabilities: Exploring the effects of relinquishment of care on mothers of children with developmental disabilities, particularly the organisationl and social contruction of guilt.
Teaching and supervision
My teaching roles at the University of Sydney include teaching couple & family therapy in the Clinical Psychology Program, live supervision of family therapy in the Psychology Clinic and qualitative research advising and supervision. In addition I teach child protection, treating childhood internalising problems, family based treatment of eating disorders and systemic intervention in developmental disabilities.
I also Coordinate the Unit of StudyPSYC6074 Advanced Models of Therapy
“We are inclined to think of reflection as something quiet and personal. My argument here is that reflection is action-oriented, social and political. Its ‘product’ is praxis (informed, committed action), the most eloquent and socially significant form of human action.”
- Stephen Kemmis, “Action Research and the Politics of Reflection” in David Boud, Rosemary Keogh and David Walker, eds., Reflection: Turning Experience into Learning (New York: Kogan Page Ltd., 1985) 139 at 141
Qualitative Research in Psychology (QRIP)....email me to join, first meeting 2014 is January 29 1-3pm Psychology Clinic Conference Room Mackie Building..all welcome!!!
QRIP in a co-learning group for qualitative researchers, both academics and students, in Psychology and in other related disciplines. We promote collaborative learning in informal settings. In particular we meet fortnightly to discuss all aspects of qualitative research, from epistomology to design, data collection and analysis methods, writing up ect. We embrace diverse methods, including grounded theory, participatory action, narrative inquiry, interpretative phenomenological analysis, ethnography, discourse analysis and more. During these meetings we also hold regular 'coding parties' and 'theory building parties' where participants help each other to analyse their transcripts and codes to develop meaning collaboratively. While the group is primarily run for psychology students we welcome those from other disciplines as this contributes to the multiple perspectives required for these collaborative meetings. .
Shut Up & Write
.....email me for info on the next session
...also I highly reccomend The Thesis Whisperer for any students looking for support with research projects
Appetite perception and food intake behaviours following weight restoration with family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa
Heruc, Rhodes, et al.
What is a binge? A transdiagnostic examination of binge eating
Adam, Rhodes, Touyz
Investigating the engagement of cancer patients and survivors into psychological treatment
Brebach, Rhodes, Sharpe, Butow
Recovery From Chronic Anorexia Nervosa ? A Narrative Inquiry
Dawson and Rhodes
Effects of Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa on Familial Attachment Relationships
Wallis, Touyz, Rhodes
Excercise and recovery in Anorexia Nervosa
Young, Rhodes, Hay
Parent and Practitioner Cultural Acceptability Study of the Triple P Program in Kenya
Watts Hunt, Rhodes
Re-fed or Embodied?: Narratives of Recovery in the Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia
Medway, Rhodes et al.
Family Therapy with Refugee Communities: Beyond the Consultation Room
Karageorge, Rhodes, Gray et al.
The effects of living kidney donation on the relationship between donor and recipient
Ralph, Tong, Rhodes, Butow.
Exploring the Experience of Family Eating Disorder Admissions: Are They Really a Hothouse of Change?
Fink, Wallis, Madden, Miscovec, Rhodes
Clinical practice and the DSM: Ethical dilemmas across disciplines
Kelly, MacDonald, Mikes-Liu, Rhodes
Anxiety Experienced by Inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa
Kezelman, Hunt, Clarke, Rhodes & Touyz.
What are the attitudes of clinical psychologists towards diagnosis: A mized method study
- Dawson, Rhodes & Touyz. (2014) Defining recovery from anorexia nervosa: A Delphi study to explore expert practitioners’ views. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice. (Accepted)
- White, Haycraft, Madden, Rhodes, MIskovic, Wallis, Kohn & Meyer. (2014) How do parents of adolescent anorexia nervosa patients interact with their child at mealtimes? A study of parental strategies used in the family meal session of family-based treatment. International Journal of Eating DisordersDOI: 10.1002/eat.22328
- Madden, Miscovik, Wallis, Kohn, Lock, Le Grange, Booil, Clarke, Rhodes, Hay, Touyz. (2014). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Inpatient Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in Medically Unstable AdolescentsPsychological Medicine.doi:10.1017/S0033291714001573
- Dawson, Rhodes & Touyz (2014)The recovery model and anorexia nervosa. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.DOI: 10.1177/0004867414539398
- Dawson, Rhodes & Touyz. (2014) 'Doing the Impossible'The Process of Recovery From Chronic Anorexia Nervosa. Qualitative Health Research. 24 (4) 494-505doi:10.1177/1049732314524029
- Spurrier, Blaszczynski, Rhodes (2014) Gambler Risk Perception: A Mental Model and Grounded Theory Analysis. J Gambl Stud. Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]
- Withers, Mullan, Madden, Kohn, Clarke, Thornton, Rhodes & Touyz (2013) Anorexia nervosa in the family: a sibling's perspective in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2013doi.org/10.1080/21662630.2013.839187
- Rhodes, Dawson, Kelly, & Renshall (2013) Introducing qualitative research into a psychology program: co-learning, hospitality and rigour. International Journal of Innovation in Maths and Science Education, 21 (1), 18-28.
- Mitchell, Rhodes, Wallis & Wilson (2013) A comparison of two systemic family therapy reflecting team interventions. Journal of Family Therapy DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.12018
- Rhodes,Donelly, Whatson et al. (2013) Beyond the Impasse: Systemic Consultation and Understanding Complex cases. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. DOI: 10.1111/jar.12068
- Rhodes, & De Jager (2013) Narrative Studies of Recovery: A Critical Resource for Clinicians. Clinical Psychologist. DOI: 10.1111/cp.12021
- Young, Rhodes, Touyz and Hay (2013) The relationship between obsessive-compulsive personality disorder traits, obsessive-compulsive disorder and excessive exercise in patients with anorexia nervosa: a systematic review. Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:16
- Burgess, Rhodes & Wilson. (2013) Exploring the in-session reflective capacity of clinical psychology trainees: An interpersonal process recall study. Journal of Clinical Psychology doi:10.1111/cp.12014
- Godfrey, Rhodes & Hunt.(2013) The relationship between family mealtime interactions during childhood and adolescence and disordered eating behaviour: A Systematic Review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 34, 54-64.
- Kelly & Rhodes, (2013) The evolution of the DSM and some implications for clinicians' practice. Clinical Psychology Forum. Issue 243.
- Renshall, Brown & Donelly (2013) Family of Origin Coaching as Supervision for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinicians: A Participatory Action Study. Contemporary Family TherapyVolume 35 (4) pp 684-697
Thewes, Brebach, Dzidowska, Rhodes, Sharpe & Butow (2013) Current approaches to managing fear of cancer recurrence; a descriptive survey of psychosocial and clinical health professionals. Psycho-Oncology DOI: 10.1002/pon.3423
Murray, Wallis & Rhodes (2012) The Questioning Process in Maudsley Family-Based Treatment, Part 1: Deviation Amplification. Contemporary Family Therapy: Volume 34, 4 582-592
Rhodes, (2012) Why clinical psychology needs process research: An examination of four methodologies in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 17/4, p495-504
Rhodes, P. (2012) Nothing to Fear? Thoughts on the History of Family Therapy and the Potential Contribution of Research Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy Volume 33 Number 2 2012 pp. 171–182
Ellison, R., Rhodes, P., Madden, S., Miscovec, J.,Wallis, A., Baillie, A., Kohn, M. & Touyz, S.(2012). Do the components of manualized family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa predict weight gain?. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 45 (4) 609-614
Huynh, L. & Rhodes, P. (2011). Why do People Choose to Become Psychologists? A Narrative Inquiry of Aspiring Therapists. Psychology Teaching Review, 17 (2), 64-71.
Rhodes, P. (2011). Why we need process research in Clinical Psychology. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Accepted)
Nge, C., Rhodes, P., Wallis, A. & Wilson, V. (2011). Living and learning systemic: A qualitative exploration of the personal effects of family therapy training. Contemporary Family Therapy. 33 (4), 335-347.
Rhodes P., Whatson L., Mora L., Hansson A., Dikian J. & Brearley K. (2011). Systemic Hypothesising for Challenging Behaviour: A Reflecting Team Approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 31 (1), 70-82.
Rhodes, P. Reflections on Habib, C. (2010) Integrating family therapy training in a clinical psychology course. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 32 (2): 123-126
Rhodes, P., Sponiar, M., & Madden, S. (2009) Life threatening food avoidance in two nine year old girls: Re-thinking the Maudsley model. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry Vol. 14, No. 1, 63-70
Rhodes, P., Madden, S. & Brown, J. (2009). Parent to Parent Consultation in the Maudsley Model of Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: A Qualitative Study Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35(2), 181-192.
Rhodes, P., Wallis, A. Nge, C. (2008) Can You Teach Compassion? Context, 53:5, 44-55.
Rhodes, P. (2008) Amplifying Deviations in Family Interactions: Guidelines for Trainees.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 29:1, 34-39.
Rhodes, P., Madden, S., Brown, J. & Baillie A. (2008) Parent to Parent Consultation in the Maudsley Model of Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: A Randomised Control Trial. Journal of Family Therapy; 30: 92-104
Wallis A., Rhodes P., Kohn M. & Madden S. (2007). Five-years of family based treatment for anorexia nervosa: The Maudsley Model at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, 19(3), 277-83.
Rhodes, P., Gosbee, M., Madden, S. & Brown, J., (2005). Communities of Concern in the Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Towards a Consensus in the Maudsley Model. European Eating Disorders Review, 13, 392-398
Dossetor, David R; Santhanam, Radhika; Rhodes, Paul; Holland, Tony J; Nunn, Ken P.(2005). Developmental Neuropsychiatry: A New Model of Psychiatry for Young People With and Without Intellectual Disability? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol 10(3), 277-30
Rhodes, P., Brown, J., & Baillee, A., (2005). The Parents Versus Anorexia Scale: A brief measure of parental efficacy in the family-based treatment of anorexia. European Eating Disorders Review, 13, 399-405
Rhodes, P. & Madden, S (2005). Scientist practitioner family therapists, post-modern medical practitioners, and expert parents: Second order change at the Eating Disorders Program, Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Journal of Family Therapy, 27, 171-182
Rhodes, P. (2003) The Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa: theory, practice and empirical support. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 24 (4), 191-198
Rhodes, P. (2003) Behavioural and family systemic intervention in developmental disabilities: Towards a contemporary and integrative approach. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 28 (1), 51-64
Rhodes, P. (2002) Mainstreaming intellectual disability into the history of family therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 23 (4), 211-214
Rhodes, P. (2002) Dancing with depression; Sequences and circular questions in family therapy. The Clinician, 2 (1), 51-5
Rhodes, P. (2001) Anxiety Disorders: Can they be a child’s way of protecting the family ? The Clinician, 2 (1), 51-56\
Books and Chapters
- Rhodes, P. Post-Milan Systemic Family Therapy. In Rambo, A., West, C., and Schooley, A. (2010) (in preparation) (Eds.)Multiple lenses: A family therapist’s guide to family therapy models.
- Rhodes, P. and Wallis, A.(Eds.) (2011) Working with Families: A Practical Guide. IP Communications: Melbourne, Australia.
- Wallis, A. and Rhodes, P. The First Session. In: Rhodes, P. and Wallis, A.(Eds.) (2011) Working with Families: A Practical Guide. IP Communications: Melbourne, Australia
- Rhodes, P. and Wallis, A. Deviation Amplifying: The Second Session. In: Rhodes, P. and Wallis, A.(Eds.) (2011) Working with Families: A Practical Guide. IP Communications: Melbourne, Australia
- Garven, R. and Rhodes, P., The Final Session. In: Rhodes, P. and Wallis, A.(Eds.) (2011) Working with Families: A Practical Guide. IP Communications: Melbourne, Australia
- Rhodes, P. (2010) Challenging Behaviour and Change: Families, Family Therapy and the Wider System. In Dosseter, White & Whatson (Eds.). Mental health for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: A Framework for Professional Practice. IP Communications: Vic
- Rhodes, P., Family therapy for anorexia nervosa: History, Current Practice and Future Directions. In Interventions for Body Image and Eating Disorders Evidence and Practice, Paxton, S & Hay, P. (Eds). (2009) IP Communications, Melbourne, Australia.
- Wallis, A., Rhodes, P., Kohn, M. & Madden, S. The family based treatment of anorexia nervosa at Children’s Hospital, Westmead: Implementation, experience and practice challenges. In Bennet, D, Towns, S, Elliot, E. & Merrick, J (2009) Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, Nova: Sydney.
Publications in Progress
Watts, Oburu, Lah, Hunt & Rhodes. Parenting Young Children in Kenya: IssuestoConsider for Interventions.
ShutUp&Write: A New Initiative by the Mentoring Program of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Australian Association of Family Therapy Newsletter.
Review of Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience by David Denborough
Cartwright, Rhodes, King & Shires. An exploratory evaluation of a trans-theoretical method for teaching clinical psychology students reflective practice skills for conceptualizing and managing countertransference
Young, Rhodes & Hay. What is the Role of Exercise in Anorexia Recovery Stories" A Narrative Inquiry
Watts, Lah, Rhodes & Hunt. Psychosocial Intervention Benefit Cognitive Outcomes in Undernourished or Deprived Infants in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review
Godfrey, Rhodes, Miscovic et al. Just One More Mouthful: The Family meal in Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa.
De Jager, Rhodes et al. Hearing Voices: A Narrative Inquiry I and II
Rhodes. The Long Haul: Transforming Organisations Through Systemic Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Cartwright & Rhodes. Experiences of Countertransference: Reflections of Clinical Psychology Students Trained in Cognitive Therapy
Brebach, Butow, Sharpe & Rhodes. Systematic review of factors affecting acceptance and completion of psychological treatment in cancer patients and survivors
Fennessey, Dickens, Rhodes, Wilson et al. Zooming out: Systemic consultation in disability case management
Leenstra & Rhodes. Family therapy and applied behaviour analysis in developmental disabilities: bridging the gap. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
Spurrier, Rhodes & Blaszczynski."An expert map of gambling risk perception", Journal of Gambling Studies.
- Association of Australian Family Therapy
- Australian Clinical Psychologists Association
- Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
- Narrative Therapy Practice and Psychology, Australian Psychological Society Interest Group
- NHMRC Research Translation Faculty
Awards and honours
2005 Quality Service Award, Children's Hospital at Westmead for development of the Eating Disorders Family-Based Treatment Team.
2003 National Research Prize, Australasian Society for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability
In the media
Blogs, Magazines & Reviews
Rhodes. Review of Furlong (2013) Building the client's relational base: a multidisciplinary handbook. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 34, 277-278.
Family Support Clinics: A New Initiative for ADHC. Clinical Innovation and Governance Newsletter, Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing Disability and Homage. August 2013.
Fostering Qualitative Research in Clinical Psychology: An Ethic of Hospitality. International Institute of Qualitative Methods Blog. April 2012
Rhodes, P., Wallis, A. Nge, C. (2008) Can You Teach Compassion? Context, 53:5, 44-55.
Rhodes, P. (2013) A Brief History of Family Therapy. Acparian. Australian Clinical Psychology Association. 7, 5-8.
Rhodes, P. (2002) Dancing with depression; Sequences and circular questions in family therapy. The Clinician, 2 (1), 51-5
Rhodes, P. (2001) Anxiety Disorders: Can they be a child¿s way of protecting the family ? The Clinician, 2 (1), 51-56
Rhodes, P. (2006) Review of, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Lock, J. And le Grange, D.. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.27(2).
Rhodes, P. (2006) Review of Work, Family, Health, and Well-Being. Bianchi, Casper, and Berkowitz King. Family, Systems and Health,Volume 24(2)
Rhodes, P (2005) Review of Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum, Lawson, W.. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.27(1).
Rhodes, P. (2004) Review of Tales of Solutions: A Collection of Hope-Inspiring Stories, by Berg I. and Dolan, Y. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.25(3)
Rhodes, P. (2004) Review of Case Book for Integrating Family Therapy: An Ecosystemic Approach," by S. H. McDaniel, D. Lusterman and C. Philpot. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.25(4).
Rhodes, P. (2003). Review of Out of a darkened room: When a parent is depressed, protecting the children and strengthening the family by William R. Beardslee. Families, Systems, & Health. Vol.21(4)
Rhodes, P. (2003). Review of Game Play: Therapeutic Use of Childhood Games, Shaeffer and Reed. Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.25(2)
Rhodes, P. (2003). Review of Family environment and intellectual functioning: A lifespan perspective, Grigorenko and Sternberg. Journal of Family Therapy. Vol.25(2).
Consultation and Service Development
- Australian Institute of Relationship Studies (Relationships Australia): I have been involved in developing a host of professional training courses. run by leaders in the field, including Couple Therapy for Clinical Psychologists, Reflective Practice Masterclasses, Philosophy for Therapists as well as developing the first Diploma in Advanced Case Managment (Systemic)...
- Developmental Disabilities: I have conducted a long term consultative role to NSW Department of Ageing, Disabilities and HomeCare developing innovative systemic approaches to supervision, intervention for challenging behaviour, case management and forensic services
- Eating Disorders: Since 2003, in collaboration with Andrew Wallis, Senior Clinical Social Worker, Children's Hospital, Westmead I have been responsible for conducting training, service development and supervision in the family-based treatment of eating disorders in many settings, including private, hospital and community-based organisations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Tasmania and across New Zealand, contributing towards the international development of Family-Based Treatment as standard practice for anorexia nervosa.
- Family Therapy: I have either consulted to or conducted training and supervision with many organisations, CatholicCare, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, NSW Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Australian Institute of Relationship Studies and mental health services across New Zealand.
- Godfrey, Rhodes, Miscovec et al.Inside the family meal: a thematic analysis of session two in Maudsley family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa.ANZAED Conference 2014, Freemantle, Australia
- Dawson, Rhodes, Touyz. Defining recovery from anorexia nervosa: Can we reach a consensus. International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, 2014.
- Dawson, L., Mullan, B., Rhodes, P., & Touyz, S. Using the theory of planned behavior to measure motivation in anorexia nervosa. Australiasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference Auckland, New Zealand, 12-14 Feb 2014
- Elliot & Rhodes. Grandparenting with low vision or blindness: Experiencing valuable relationships across the generations. The Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Conference, 2013.
- Fennessey, Rhodes, Uddin & Wilson (2013) Adapting Andersen's Reflecting Team for the Systemic Supervision of Case Managers in Intellectual Disabilities: A Mixed Method Study. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference
- De Jager and Rhodes. Recovery from Distressing Voices. World Hearing Voices Congress Melbourne 2013.
- Mora, Donelly, Rhodes, et al. Systemic Consultation: Promoting reflective practice among clinicians who are responding to the complex behavioural support needs of people with intellectual disability. National Occupational Therapy Conference, 2013, Adelaide
- Dawson, L., Rhodes, P., & Touyz, S. Defining recovery from anorexia nervosa: A Delphi study to explore practitioners' views. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Conference 2013
- Young, Hay, Touyz & Rhodes The Role of Exercise in the Treatment and Recovery Process of Anorexia Nervosa Australian and New Zealand Eating Disorders Academy Conference, Melbourne 2013
- Dawson & Rhodes Recovery from chronic anorexia nervosa: The tipping point for change 2013 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), Montreal
- Invited Speaker: Why Reflective Practice? Five Studies in Profile. NSW Institute of Psychiatry Clinical Supervision Conference. 2013.
- Wearne, Rhodes, Mullan & Clarke (2012) Anorexia nervosa: Intrapersonal, interpersonal, both, or it depends? Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Queensland
- Rhodes (2012) Design Your Own Study: An interactive Forum for Qualitative Researchers. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference. Perth, 2012.
- Rhodes, Paul. Building Informal Research Support Networks. Sydney University Teaching Colloquium Research-enriched learning and teaching theme) 2013.
- Rhodes, P. What standards should be set for qualitative research conducted in a science faculty: Psychology, rigour and the politics of evidence Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2012, Sydney, Australia
- Dawson, L., Rhodes, P., & Touyz, S. A narrative inquiry of recovery from chronic anorexia nervosa. Presented at Sydney Psychology Postgraduate Student Conference, November 2011.
- Rhodes. Narrative Inquiry as Research Method: Four Studies in Profile. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, Perth, 2012.
- Brebach, Rhodes, Sharpe & Butow. Investigating the engagement of cancer patients and survivors into psychological treatment. 14th World Congress on Psycho-Oncology, Brisbane, Australia. 2012.
- Lawson, R., Treanor, S., Wallis, A., Rhodes, P., & Miskovic, J. (2012). The outcome of a national roll out of Maudsley Family Based Therapy for the treatment of anorexia nervosa in New Zealand. The 10th Annual ANZAED Conference, Adelaide
- Fennessy , Rhodes & Wilson Coming Unstuck: Systemic Consultation for Disability Case Management. Case Management Society of Australia 15th National Conference, Sydney, 2012
- Dawson, Rhodes, Touyz. "Doing the impossible"; How to recover from chronic anorexia nervosa ? Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Conference 2012
- Michael Spurrier, Alex Blaszczynski, & Paul Rhodes, Decision making models in EGM gambling, National Association of Gambling Studies Conference, Melbourne 2011
- Simon Buchanan, Alex Blaszczynski & Paul Rhodes Perceptions of gambling-related harm in recreational and problem gamblers, National Association of Gambling Studies Conference, Melbourne 2011
- Hansson, Mora, Rhodes, Whatson, Brearley, Franic, Dikian & Donnelly. Behavioural Clinicians experiences of a participatory action research (PAR) Methodology. Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability Conference, Adelaide, 2011
- Keynote Speaker:Where Are We Now? Thoughts on the History of Family Therapy and The Potential Contribution of Research. Australian Family Therapy Conference, Melbourne, 2011
- Mitchell, Rhodes, Wallis & Wilson. Comparing the Experience of Families Engaged in First and Second-Order Systemic Family Therapy Reflecting Teams ,Australian Family Therapy Conference, Melbourne, 2011
- Psychotherapeutic Processes in Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: A Review and Preliminary Results from a Grounded Theory Analysis, Madiwale, Rhodes, Hay, Touyz, Pike, Madden, Meyer, Arcelus, Crossby, Palmer, Taranis, Kohn. ANZAED Conference, Sydney 2001
- Madden S, Miskovic J, Kohn M, Le Grange D, Lock J, Rhodes P, Wallis A, Clarke S, Touyz S. Does Hospital Based Weight Restoration Prior to Outpatient Family Therapy Improve Outcomes for Young People Treated for Anorexia Nervosa. ANZAED ¿ 2010 Auckland
- Research for Therapists: Process Research and It's Benefits Australian Family Therapy Conference, Melbourne, Australia 2010
- Mechanisms of Change in the Maudsley Model of Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa Australian Family Therapy Conference, Melbourne, Australia 2010 (Ellison, Rhodes, Miscovec,Kohn, Wallis, Baillie, Madden)
- Mental Models of Risk in Problem/Pathological EGM Gambling National Association of Gambling Studies Conference, 2010, Gold Coast, Australia (Spurrier, Rhodes, Blasczynski)
- The Clinical Psychologist as Reflective Practitioner? International Conference on Psychology Education 2010, Sydney, Australia
- Madden S, Miskovic J, Touyz S, Kohn M, Rhodes P, Wallis A, Clarke S. Does hospital-based weight restoration prior to outpatient family therapy improve outcomes for young people treated for anorexia nervosa. 15th Annual Meeting, Eating Disorder Research Society, Brooklyn, New York, USA, September 24-26, 2009, p. 163.
- Plenary: "The Dilemmas of Evidence-Based Practice in the Real World", Redban Conference 2009, Sydney
- Plenary: Family therapy process research: A new phase for the Maudsley Model ? 2009 AED International Conference on Eating Disorders, Cancun Mexico, April 2009
- Madden S, Miskovic J, Kohn M, Le Grange D, Lock J, Rhodes P, Wallis A, Clarke S, Touyz S. Does Hospital Based Weight Restoration Prior to Outpatient Family Therapy Improve Outcomes for Young People Treated for Anorexia Nervosa. ANZAED ¿ 2009 Brisbane
- Wallis A, Rhodes P, Madden S, Kohn M. Five years of family based treatment for anorexia nervosa: The Maudsley Model at the Children¿s Hospital at Westmead. The 6th Annual Conference, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders, Perth, Australia, August 29-30, 2008. p.38.
- Invited Speaker: Can you teach compassion? Family therapy training at the Family Therapy Research Clinic, Children¿s Hospital, Westmead. Australia and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference October 2008
- Invited Speaker: Amplifying deviations in family therapy: Guidelines for trainees. Australia and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2008
- Life-threatening eating disorders in two nine-year old girls: Rethinking the Maudsley model. Australia and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2007
- Parent-to-parent consultation in the Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia: A qualitative and quantitative study. The Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 2006.
- Invited Speaker.Parent-to-parent consultation in family therapy for anorexia nervosa: Results of a qualitative study. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2005.
- Madden S, Wallis A, Rhodes P, Le T, Kohn M. The implementation and clinical outcomes of manualised family therapy at the Children¿s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Hospital Australia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada, April 27-30, 2005:53-54.
- Madden S, Wallis A, Rhodes P, Le T, Kohn M. The Implementation and Clinical Outcomes of Manualised Family Therapy at the Children¿s Hospital at Westmead, Australia. Proceedings of The Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders P 53-54 2005.
- The Implementation and Clinical Outcomes of Manualised Family Therapy at the Children¿s Hospital at Westmead, Australia. The Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, 2005 (Madden S., Wallis A., Rhodes P., Le T., Kohn M.)
- Systemic organisational prerequisites for the implementation of the Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa: the Children¿s Hospital at Westmead. Australasian Academy for Eating Disorders Conference, 2005.
- Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Clinical Outcomes at 18 Months. Australasian Eating Disorders Academy Conference, 2004.
- Scientist-Practitioner Family Therapists, Post-Modern Medical Practitioners, and Expert Parents: Second-Order Change in the Eating Disorders Program at the Children¿s Hospital, Westmead. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2004.
- Family therapy for Eating Disorders. Redbank Family Therapy Conference 2004
- The Maudsley model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa: Theory, practice, and empirical support. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2003.
- Family-based treatment of anorexia nervosa. NSW Adolescent Counsellors Conference, 2003.
- Mainstreaming intellectual disability into the history of family therapy. Australian and New Zealand Family Therapy Conference, 2002.
- Applying Post-Milan systemic therapy in developmental disabilities: A case series. Psychologists in Developmental Disabilities Conference, 2001.
- Stories of hope and change: Family therapy through the life-span in developmental disability. Social Workers in Developmental Disability Conference, 1999.
- Family therapy in developmental disability: From the communicative to the homeostatic function of challenging behaviours. Psychologists in Developmental Disability Conference, 1998
- Contextualising the treatment of self-injurious behaviour in residential group homes: A case study. NSW Programming Conference, 1996.
- A peer support model for adults with intellectual disability and significant emotional and behavioural disturbance. Australian Society for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability Conference, 1991
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