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Lisa Saulsman

Dr, BA Hons (Psych), MPsych (Clinical), PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 634 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Lisa Saulsman is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Clinical Director with the School of Psychological Science at UWA.  Lisa is a registered clinical psychologist and worked in public mental health at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in Perth Western Australia for 13 years, providing individual and group cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) to adults with complex and enduring depressive and anxiety disorders. At CCI Lisa did not just provide treatment as a therapist, but was also involved in developing new treatments for mood management, social anxiety disorder, and worry and rumination, with published research supporting the effectiveness of these treatments. In addition to her clinical work at CCI, she was also the Co-ordinator of Training, being responsible for developing and facilitating CBT-based training workshops for mental health practitioners across Western Australia.  Lisa has also authored self-help CBT resources covering numerous clinical areas, such as worry, self-esteem, distress intolerance, self-compassion, procrastination, health anxiety, and body dysmorphia.  These resources are freely available online, and well known locally, nationally and internationally among clinicians and consumers alike.  Lisa is co-author of a new book Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder, released through Guilford Press in January 2018. Through her career, Lisa has been involved in the selection and supervision of people training to become clinical psychologists at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.  In addition to her academic appointment at UWA in 2018, Lisa is also Director of CBTs WA, an organisation devoted to training mental health professionals in contemporary CBT practices.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Clinic Director (Robin Winkler Clinic)

Research interests

Imagery-Enhanced CBT

Transdiagnostic & Transtherapeutic CBT

Metacognitive Therapy

Integrating Acceptance & Mindfulness in CBT


  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Imagery
  • Imagery-Rescripting
  • Transdiagnostic
  • Transtherapeutic
  • Metacognition
  • Metacognitive Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Acceptance
  • Mindfulness
  • Treatment Outcomes

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Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 634 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Review article

The essential role of mental imagery in cognitive behaviour therapy: What is old is new again

Saulsman, L. M., Ji, J. L. & McEvoy, P. M., Aug 2019, In : Australian Psychologist. 54, 4, p. 237-244

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognitive Therapy
Mental Imagery

Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

McEvoy, P., Taylor, L. & Rapee, R. M., 2018, United States of America: Guildford Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognitive Therapy
Copying Processes
Social Phobia
4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the efficacy of imagery-enhanced cognitive behavioral group therapy for social anxiety disorder: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

McEvoy, P. M., Moulds, M. L., Grisham, J. R., Holmes, E. A., Moscovitch, D. A., Hendrie, D., Saulsman, L. M., Lipp, O. V., Kane, R. T., Rapee, R. M., Hyett, M. P. & Erceg-Hurn, D. M., Sep 2017, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 60, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognitive Therapy
Group Psychotherapy
Randomized Controlled Trials
Cost-Benefit Analysis
23 Citations (Scopus)

Imagery enhancements increase the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural group therapy for social anxiety disorder: A benchmarking study

Mcevoy, P., Erceg-Hurn, D., Saulsman, L. M. & Thibodeau, M. A., 2015, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 65, p. 42-51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Imagery-enhanced cognitive behavioural group therapy for social anxiety disorder: a pilot study

McEvoy, P. M. & Saulsman, L. M., Apr 2014, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 55, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognitive Therapy
Group Psychotherapy