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PhD projects

Projects in the following areas: (1) counsellor or psychologist professional development or supervision; (2) counselling skills learning and training, including influence of personal therapy; (3) psychotherapy process research; (4) 'alternative' interventions for wellbeing (physical activity, music).

20142019

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Personal profile

Research interests

Sandy's main area of research interest is in motivations for becoming a counsellor or psychologist, and optimal professional development. She is also interested in counselling skills and alternative interventions (including music, and physical activity) to support mental health and wellbeing. Current projects include a large scale survey to examine relationships between reasons for becoming a psychologist and key variables such as attachment style, and in-depth interviews with postgraduate psychology students about their experience of training. 

Research methods: Qualitative interviews, thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), systematic review

Research design: Cohort design, randomised control trial, pre- to post-intervention comparison, survey design.

Research area keywords

  • Counselling
  • Wellbeing

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Research Output

Adolescent experiences of app-integrated therapy

Gindidis, S., Stewart, S. E. & Roodenburg, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A systematic scoping review of adolescent mental health treatment using mobile apps

Gindidis, S., Stewart, S. & Roodenburg, J., 3 Jul 2019, In : Advances in Mental Health. 17, 2, p. 161-177 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Development of the psychologist and counsellor self-efficacy scale

Watt, H. M. G., Ehrich, J., Stewart, S. E., Snell, T., Bucich, M., Jacobs, N., Furlonger, B. & English, D., 2019, In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. 9, 3, p. 485-509 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Future counselors’ career motivations, perceptions, and aspirations

Poon, D. B., Watt, H. M. G. & Stewart, S. E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Psychologists' motivations for integrating apps into therapy with secondary school-aged young people

Gindidis, S., Stewart, S. E. & Roodenburg, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award

Stewart, Sandy (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)