Ms Samantha Angelakis

Position/s:PhD Candidate
School of Psychology
Phone: +61 8 82012370
Email:
Location: Social Sciences North (353)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

I am currently enrolled in the Clinical Pyshology PhD program at Flinders University. The overall aim of my PhD will be to assess the utility of combing cognitive processing therapy (CPT), a well established PTSD treatment, with behavioural activation, an effective treatment for depression. I will specifically examine if the addition of behavioural activation for depression into a standard CPT treatment protocol enhances treatment efficacy for those with comorbid PTSD and MDD.  I currently volunteer with Interchange and a grief program named Star Bear.

Qualifications

Honours in Psychology

Honours, awards and grants

Chancellors Letter of Excellence, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
University Medal 2010
APA Postgraduate Award (Scholarship) 2010 - 2014
Hebrew Univesity Scholarship to attend a traumatic stress summer program - 2011
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Student Research Grant - 2011

Key responsibilities

Research and therapy

Research and supervision

Research interests

The treatment and exploration of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The treatment and exploration of Major Depressive Disorder

Publications

Conference publications
  • Angelakis, S. and Nixon, R. (2013). The treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: The utility of a combined treatment approach. 29th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Tramatic Stress Studies. Philadelphia, USA. Nov 2013.
  • Angelakis, S. and Nixon, R. (2013). The treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: The utility of a combined treatment approach. 36th Annual National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2013.
  • Angelakis, S. and Nixon, R. (2011). The treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: The utility of a combined treatment approach. In 34th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Sydney, Australia. 34th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Sydney, Australia. Oct 2011.

Professional and community engagement

Memberships include:
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Flinders Universtiy Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee

Volunteer organisations include:
Lifeline
Interchange
Star Bear Grief Support Camps
Edmund Rice



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