Doctor Tania Perich

Doctor Tania Perich

Academic Course Advisor, Honours/Graduate Diploma in Psychology,
Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)

Academic Course Advisor, Honours/Graduate Diploma in Psychology,
Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)

Career Development Fellow, Psychology,
Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)

Lecturer in Psychology,
Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)

Lecturer in Psychology,
Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)

Biography

Tania completed her PhD in 2012 in the area of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. 

She attained a Bachelor of Psychology (B Psych. Hons.) 2003 from the University of New England, Armidale, NSW and a Post graduate Diploma in Social Health (PGDipSocHlth) in 2005 from Macquarie University, Sydney NSW.

She worked previously with the Black Dog Institute and the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales.  She has been involved in several research trials examining the effectiveness of psychological therapies in the treatment of bipolar disorder and depression. She has also participated in longitudinal studies of young people 'at risk' of developing bipolar disorder and in the area of adolescent mental health.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Perich.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • PGDipSocHlth Macquarie University
  • BPsych(Hons) University of New England

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist with AHPRA (2006)
  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society (2004)

Interests

  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
  • menopause
  • mental health and wellbeing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)
  • Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)
  • Psychology: Human Behaviour (SSAP)
  • Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)
  • Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)

Contact

Email: T.Perich@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9852 5283
Mobile:
Location: P.G.15
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Wynter, E. and Perich, T. (2019), 'Use of self-care strategies in the management of bipolar disorder and their relationship to symptoms, illness intrusiveness, and quality of life', Clinical Psychologist, vol 23, no 2 , pp 133 - 143.
  • Dunne, L., Perich, T. and Meade, T. (2019), 'The relationship between social support and personal recovery in bipolar disorder', Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, vol 42, no 1 , pp 100 - 103.
  • Miller, N., Perich, T. and Meade, T. (2019), 'Depression, mania and self-reported creativity in bipolar disorder', Psychiatry Research, vol 276 , pp 129 - 133.
  • Perich, T. and Mitchell, P. (2019), 'Psychological interventions for young people at risk for bipolar disorder : a systematic review', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 252 , pp 84 - 91.
  • Fletcher, K., Yang, Y., Johnson, S., Berk, M., Perich, T., Cotton, S., Jones, S., Lapsley, S., Michalak, E. and Murray, G. (2019), 'Buffering against maladaptive perfectionism in bipolar disorder : the role of self-compassion', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 250 , pp 132 - 139.
  • Frankland, A., Roberts, G., Holmes-Preston, E., Perich, T., Levy, F., Lenroot, R., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Breakspear, M. and Mitchell, P. (2018), 'Clinical predictors of conversion to bipolar disorder in a prospective longitudinal familial high-risk sample : focus on depressive features', Psychological Medicine, vol 48, no 10 , pp 1713 - 1721.
  • Fletcher, K., Foley, F., Thomas, N., Michalak, E., Berk, L., Berk, M., Bowe, S., Cotton, S., Engel, L., Johnson, S., Jones, S., Kyrios, M., Lapsley, S., Mihalopoulos, C., Perich, T. and Murray, G. (2018), 'Web-based intervention to improve quality of life in late stage bipolar disorder (ORBIT) : randomised controlled trial protocol', BMC Psychiatry, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Russell-Williams, J., Jaroudi, W., Perich, T., Hoscheidt, S., El Haj, M. and Moustafa, A. (2018), 'Mindfulness and meditation : treating cognitive impairment and reducing stress in dementia', Reviews in the Neurosciences, vol 29, no 7 , pp 791 - 804.
  • Perich, T., Roberts, G., Frankland, A., Sinbandhit, C., Meade, T., Austin, M. and Mitchell, P. (2017), 'Clinical characteristics of women with reproductive cycle-associated bipolar disorder symptoms', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 51, no 2 , pp 161 - 167.
  • Murray, G., Leitan, N., Thomas, N., Michalak, E., Johnson, S., Jones, S., Perich, T., Berk, L. and Berk, M. (2017), 'Towards recovery-oriented psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder : quality of life outcomes, stage-sensitive treatments, and mindfulness mechanisms', Clinical Psychology Review, vol 52 , pp 148 - 163.
  • Perich, T., Ussher, J. and Meade, T. (2017), 'Menopause and illness course in bipolar disorder : a systematic review', Bipolar Disorders, vol 19, no 6 , pp 434 - 443.
  • Perich, T., Frankland, A., Roberts, G., Levy, F., Lenroot, R. and Mitchell, P. (2017), 'Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, severe mood dysregulation and chronic irritability in youth at high familial risk of bipolar disorder', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 51, no 12 , pp 1220 - 1226.
  • Perich, T., Ussher, J. and Parton, C. (2017), '"Is it menopause or bipolar?" : a qualitative study of the experience of menopause for women with bipolar disorder', BMC Women's Health, vol 17, no 1 .
  • Perich, T., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Frankland, A., Breakspear, M., Loo, C., Roberts, G., Holmes-Preston, E. and Mitchell, P. (2016), 'Are there subtypes of bipolar depression?', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 134, no 3 , pp 260 - 267.
  • Roberts, G., Wen, W., Frankland, A., Perich, T., Holmes-Preston, E., Levy, F., Lenroot, R., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Nurnberger, J., Breaskspear, M. and Mitchell, P. (2016), 'Interhemispheric white matter integrity in young people with bipolar disorder and at high genetic risk', Psychological Medicine, vol 46, no 11 , pp 2385 - 2396.
  • Murray, G., Leitan, N., Berk, M., Thomas, N., Michalak, E., Berk, L., Johnson, S., Jones, S., Perich, T., Allen, N. and Kyrios, M. (2015), 'Online mindfulness-based intervention for late-stage bipolar disorder : pilot evidence for feasibility and effectiveness', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 178 , pp 46 - 51.
  • Perich, T., Lau, P., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Roberts, G., Frankland, A., Wright, A., Green, M., Breakspear, M., Corry, J., Radlinska, B., McCormack, C., Joslyn, C., Levy, F., Lenroot, R., Nurnberger, J. and Mitchell, P. (2015), 'What clinical features precede the onset of bipolar disorder?', Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol 62 , pp 71 - 77.
  • Ehnvall, A., Mitchell, P., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Parker, G., Frankland, A., Loo, C., Breakspear, M., Wright, A., Roberts, G., Lau, P. and Perich, T. (2014), 'Rejection sensitivity and pain in bipolar versus unipolar depression', Bipolar Disorders, vol 16, no 2 , pp 190 - 198.
  • Perich, T., Mitchell, P., Loo, C., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Roberts, G., Green, M., Frankland, A., Lau, P. and Corry, J. (2014), 'Cognitive styles and clinical correlates of childhood abuse in bipolar disorder', Bipolar Disorders, vol 16, no 6 , pp 600 - 607.
  • Perich, T., Manicavasagar, V., Mitchell, P. and Ball, J. (2014), 'Mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of bipolar disorder : potential mechanisms and effects', Mindfulness, vol 5, no 2 , pp 186 - 191.
  • Parker, G., Blanch, B., Paterson, A., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Sheppard, E., Manicavasagar, V., Synnott, H., Graham, R., Friend, P., Gilfillan, D. and Perich, T. (2013), 'The superiority of antidepressant medication to cognitive behavior therapy in melancholic depressed patients : a 12-week single-blind randomized study', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 128, no 4 , pp 271 - 281.
  • Perich, T., Mitchell, P., Loo, C., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Roberts, G., Frankland, A., Lau, P. and Wright, A. (2013), 'Clinical and demographic features associated with the detection of early warning signs in bipolar disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 145, no 3 , pp 336 - 340.
  • Perich, T., Manicavasagar, V., Mitchell, P. and Ball, J. (2013), 'The association between meditation practice and treatment outcome in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol 51, no 7 , pp 338 - 343.
  • Perich, T., Manicavasagar, V., Mitchell, P., Ball, J. and Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (2013), 'A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol 127, no 5 , pp 333 - 343.
  • Manicavasagar, V., Perich, T. and Parker, G. (2012), 'Cognitive predictors of change in cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression', Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, vol 40, no 2 , pp 227 - 232.
  • Manicavasagar, V., Parker, G. and Perich, T. (2011), 'Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy vs cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for non-melancholic depression', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 130, no 1-2 , pp 138 - 144.
  • Perich, T., Manicavasagar, V., Mitchell, P. and Ball, J. (2011), 'Mindfulness, response styles and dysfunctional attitudes in bipolar disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol 134, no 1-3 , pp 126 - 132.
  • Dudley, M., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Andrews, D. and Perich, T. (2008), 'New-generation antidepressants, suicide and depressed adolescents : how should clinicians respond to changing evidence?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 42, no 6 , pp 456 - 466.

Tania is currently working on researching bipolar disorder for Clinical and Health Psychology Research Initiative (CaHPRI).   She is developing research in the area of menopause, hormonal events and their impact on mental illness.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Perich.

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