Daniel Carabellese

Daniel Carabellese

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently pursuing a Combined Ph.D. and Master of Psychology (Clinical). I am under the supervision of Dr. Michael Proeve and Assoc Prof Rachel Roberts, with external consultation from Dr. Matthew Smout.

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My primary areas of research interest in Psychology are therapeutic/working alliance, shame, addiction and sexuality, as well as behavioural coding methods in observational studies.

My specific research deals with the influence of working alliance on mental health outcomes, especially in populations affected by methamphetamine dependence. Working alliance refers to a functional, goal-oriented component of the relationship between a client and a clinician. As Hatcher and Barends (2006) put it, “[a]lliance describes the degree to which the therapy dyad is engaged in collaborative, purposive work.”

Empirical research in Psychology and other disciplines has previously linked working alliance to client satisfaction, behavioural change, symptom improvement, retention rates, and relapse likelihood. My aim is to contribute to this body of knowledge, and help to inform good clinical practice for mental health professionals.

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I have a strong interest in European languages and culture. I've spent a short time living and working in France (2014-2015) and am a big fan of all things French. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies, and also study beginner Italian.

I'm very interested in insects and arachnids - most especially bees and beekeeping. 

Please contact me if you feel like having a conversation about any of these topics - or any other topic - which catches your interest.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Carabellese, D., Proeve, M., & Roberts, R. (2019). Relationship of patient shame to working alliance and satisfaction: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice.
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  • English Teaching Assisant - Ministère de l'Éducation nationale (France) 2014 – 2015
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia

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