Mrs Karen Moses

Mrs Karen Moses

Clinical Services Coordinator,
Psychology

Biography

Karen Moses is a Clinical Psychologist who is endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) to practice and supervise in the area of Clinical Psychology.

In her current role as Director of Psychology Clinics at the Western Sydney University Psychology Clinics, Karen is responsible for overseeing the training and supervision of Clinical Psychology trainees on placement who offer psychometric testing; and assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of presentations.

Karen has previously held the position of Clinic Manager / Team Leader and Clinical Supervisor at the MindSpot Clinic, Access Macquarie, Macquarie University and Clinical Psychologist at the Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Karen continues to work in private practice in the Western Sydney area, offering treatment to children, adolescents and adults. Karen’s key areas of interest include in the assessment and treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.

This information has been contributed by Mrs Moses.

Qualifications

  • MPsych(Clinical Psyc) University of Western Sydney
  • PGDipPsy University of Western Sydney
  • BSS (Psych) University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • ACPA (2016 - 2020)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Psychology

Contact

Email: K.Moses@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9852 5298
Mobile:
Location: 0.G.07
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101815 Clinic Placement A, 2019
  • 102693 Clinic Placement B, 2019

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hitzeman, C., Gonsalvez, C., Britt, E. and Moses, K. (2020), 'Clinical psychology trainees' self versus supervisor assessments of practitioner competencies', Clinical Psychologist, vol 24, no 1 , pp 18 - 29.
  • Macfarlane, F., Luo, A., Moses, K., Russell, A., Cheyne, J., Del Pozo de Bolger, A. and Wootton, B. (2020), 'Psychometric properties of the body dysmorphic disorder-dimensional scale', Clinical Psychologist, vol 24, no 2 , pp 114 - 122.
  • Russell, A., Del Pozo de Bolger, A., Moses, K., Luo, A. and Wootton, B. (2020), '[In Press] Psychometric properties of the excoriation (skin-picking disorder) dimensional scale', Clinical Psychologist, .
  • Wootton, B., Davis, E., Moses, K., Moody, A. and Maguire, P. (2020), '[In Press] The development and initial validation of the Tokophobia Severity Scale', Clinical Psychologist, .
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P. and Martin, A. (2013), 'The use of psychotropic agents for the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder', Australasian Psychiatry, vol 21, no 2 , pp 117 - 121.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P. and Martin, A. (2013), 'The characteristics of unacceptable/taboo thoughts in obsessive-compulsive disorder', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol 54, no 7 , pp 750 - 757.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D. and Hannan, A. (2013), 'Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder co-occuring with obsessive compulsive disorder : conceptual and clinical implications', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 47, no 1 , pp 65 - 73.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A. and Martin, A. (2013), 'Further support for five dimensions of obsessive-compulsive symptoms', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol 201, no 6 , pp 452 - 459.
  • Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Lamplugh, C. and Eslick, G. (2012), 'Can levels of a general anxiety-prone cognitive style distinguish between various anxiety disorders?', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol 53, no 5 , pp 427 - 433.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. and Moses, K. (2012), 'Disgust propensity in obsessive-compulsive disorder : cross-sectional and prospective relationships', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol 43, no 1 , pp 656 - 663.
  • Brakoulias, V., Starcevic, V., Sammut, P., Berle, D., Milicevic, D., Moses, K. and Hannan, A. (2011), 'Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders : a comorbidity and family history perspective', Australasian Psychiatry, vol 19, no 2 , pp 151 - 155.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Milicevic, D. and Sammut, P. (2011), 'Preliminary validation of an ultra-brief version of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire', Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, vol 18, no 4 , pp 339 - 346.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D. and Hannan, A. (2011), 'The nature and correlates of avoidance in obsessive-compulsive disorder', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 45, no 10 , pp 871 - 879.
  • Starcevic, V., Berle, D., Brakoulias, V., Sammut, P., Moses, K., Milicevic, D. and Hannan, A. (2011), 'Functions of compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 45, no 6 , pp 449 - 457.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Hannan, A. and Moses, K. (2010), 'Do symptom interpretations mediate the relationship between panic attack symptoms and agoraphobic avoidance?', Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, vol 38, no 3 , pp 275 - 289.
  • Berle, D., Starcevic, V., Milicevic, D., Moses, K., Hannan, A., Sammut, P. and Brakoulias, V. (2010), 'The factor structure of the Kessler-10 questionnaire in a treatment seeking sample', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol 198, no 9 , pp 660 - 664.

Other Publications

  • 2008, 'Beyond Bandaids: Understanding the Role of School Nurses in NSW: Summary Report', Report

Current projects 

  • The use of evidence based assessment for anxiety disorders in an Australian Sample 
  • A preliminary evaluation of the CBT Decision Making Questionnaire for anxiety and related disorders
  • The use of exposure therapy in everyday clinical practice 
  • The psychometric validation of the DSM 5 Dimensional Scales (Anxiety and Obsessive Compuslive and Related Disorder

Research Grants

  • Moses, K., Meade, T., Perich, T., Moustafa, A., & Crncec, R. (2019). Western Sydney University Psychology Clinics Databbank. School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University ($20,000) 
  • Moses, K. (2019). Research Funding Support Grant. School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University ($5,000) 
  • Wootton, B., & Moses, K. (2016). An initial psychometric evaluation of the CBT Decision making Questionnaire (CDMQ). Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences Teaching and Learning Development Scheme. University of New England ($5,000) 

Conference presentations 

  • Youle, C., Wootton., B., & Moses, K. (October, 2014). The Depression Symptom Scale. A preliminary psychometric analysis. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Annual Conference
  • Moses, K & Wottoon, B. (October, 2019). A preliminary evaluation of the CBT Decision Making Questionnaire for anxiety and related disorders. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Annual Conference

This information has been contributed by Mrs Moses.

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