Lisa Saulsman

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

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Lisa Saulsman is a Senior Lecturer, Deputy Clinic Director (Robin Winkler Clinic) and Clinical Psychology Placement Coordinator, with the School of Psychological Science at UWA.  Lisa is a registered clinical psychologist and prior to working at UWA, worked for 13 years in public mental health at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in Perth Western Australia, and she has also spent time working in private practice. Lisa's clinical work has involved providing individual and group cognitive-behavioural based therapies to adults with complex and enduring depressive and anxiety disorders. Throughout her career she as also been 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 she has also been heavily involved in 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 the book Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder, released through Guilford Press in January 2018. Lisa now mainly teaches clinical psychology postgraduate students at UWA in contemporary psychological therapy practices, supervising their clinical practice with clients, and coordinating all aspects of their internal and external placements.  Lisa continues to be involved in clinically applied research.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Clinic Director (Robin Winkler Clinic)

Clinical Psychology Internal and External Placement Coordinator

Research interests

Imagery-Enhanced CBT

Transdiagnostic & Transtherapeutic CBT

Metacognitive Therapy

Integrating Acceptance & Mindfulness in CBT


Current projects

Lisa is not currently accepting students for Honours or PhD supervision.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

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


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