Michael Proeve

Dr Michael Proeve

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I have a background as a clinical psychologist who worked particularly in forensic mental health settings. My research is concerned with various issues concerning assessment and treatment of offenders, as well as treatment approaches in clinical psychology, particularly mindfulness-based and other third wave interventions.

Remorse  in legal contexts

Shame as a treatment issue

Assessment and treatment of sexual offenders

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Treatment of psychological disorders

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2012 Manager, Rehabilitation Programs Branch Department for Correctional Services
    2010 - 2010 Associate Professor University of Tabuk
    2003 - 2010 Senior Lecturer University of South Australia
    2002 - 2002 Acting Director Forensic Mental Health Service
    2000 - 2002 Director Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program
    1995 - 1999 Lecturer RMIT University
    1992 - 1994 Senior Psychologist Forensic Psychiatry Services
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 University of South Australia Australia PhD
    1989 La Trobe University Australia Master of Psychology
    1986 Flinders University of South Australia Australia B.Sc. (Hons).
    1985 University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc.
  • Research Interests

2014        Consultancy, Royal Commission for Institutional Sexual Abuse. Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse. (With P. DelFabbro).

2014        RIBG small grant, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide. Shame, guilt, cognitive distortions and empathy in sexual offenders.

2008-9  Proposal for programmes in Practical Clinical Psychology for University of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2003     Criminology Research Council grant, A conditional probability approach to risk assessment for different classes of victims of child sexual offenders. (with A.Day, P. Mohr).

Postgraduate

Evidence-Based Practice

Interviewing and Intervention

Placement Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Research Project Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

 

Undergraduate

Psychology 1A – Mental Health

Psychology 1B – Motivation and Emotion

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Act of Forgiveness: Can Psychological Flexibility Explain and Facilitate Genuine Intra and Interpersonal Forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jemima Rohini Bem
    2018 Principal Supervisor Shame and Working Alliance in Therapeutic Relationships Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Daniel James Carabellese
    2016 Principal Supervisor Shame and Working Alliance in Therapeutic Relationships Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Daniel James Carabellese
    2014 Principal Supervisor Self Control Mechanisms: Why and How People Succeed and Fail at Self-Control Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mr David William Dunbar
    2013 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness of Yoga and Meditation for Managing Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nicole Anne Snaith
    2013 Co-Supervisor Parenting issues for Parents with a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the Impact on Children Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Dianna Ruth Bartsch
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Considering Forensic Science: Juror Decision Making and Unvalidated Identification Evidence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Charlotte Rachel Scobie
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Studies for the Development of Effective Lucid Dream Induction Techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Denholm Jay Aspy
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Associations between depression and coronary heart disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Alexis Wheeler
    2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children: Is it feasible, acceptable, and effective, for prevention of internalizing difficulties in Australian primary school children? Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Part Time Miss Kathleen Mary Wright
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2004 - 2006 Member College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society SA Branch
    1991 - 1992 Secretary College of Forensic Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1991 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - 2013 Government of South Australia Department of Education and Child Development Australia
    2000 - 2009 Lutheran Church of Australia Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133818
  • Email: michael.proeve@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 27
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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