Aliza Werner-Seidler

Senior Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer

I am a UNSW Scientia Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW. 

My current research areas include:

  • Prevention and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders
  • School-based implementation and delivery of digital psychological prevention programs 
  • Treatment of adolescent insomnia and sleep disturbance
  • Digital delivery of evidence-based programs (including ehealth and mhealth interventions
  • Memory specificity training for the treatment of adult depressive disorders

For information on specific projects please go to: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research/our-researchers/aliza-werner-seidler

publications

Journal articles
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van Spijker BAJ; Batterham PJ; Calear AL; Wong QJJ; Werner-Seidler A; Christensen H, 2020, 'Self-reported disability and quality of life in an online Australian community sample with suicidal thoughts', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 263, pp. 707 - 714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.11.050
2020
Werner-Seidler A; Huckvale K; Larsen ME; Calear AL; Maston K; Johnston L; Torok M; O'Dea B; Batterham PJ; Schweizer S; Skinner SR; Steinbeck K; Ratcliffe J; Oei JL; Patton G; Wong I; Beames J; Wong QJJ; Lingam R; Boydell K; Salmon AM; Cockayne N; Mackinnon A; Christensen H, 2020, 'A trial protocol for the effectiveness of digital interventions for preventing depression in adolescents: The Future Proofing Study', Trials, vol. 21, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-3901-7
2020
Batterham PJ; Han J; Mackinnon AJ; Werner-Seidler A; Calear AL; Wong Q; Torok M; Christensen H, 2020, 'Factors associated with engagement in online self-help programs among people with suicidal thoughts', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 265, pp. 402 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.044
2020
Torok M; Han J; Baker S; Werner-Seidler A; Wong I; Larsen ME; Christensen H, 2020, 'Suicide prevention using self-guided digital interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', The Lancet Digital Health, vol. 2, pp. e25 - e36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30199-2
2020
Anderson M; Werner-Seidler A; King C; Gayed A; Harvey SB; O’Dea B, 2019, 'Mental Health Training Programs for Secondary School Teachers: A Systematic Review', School Mental Health, vol. 11, pp. 489 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12310-018-9291-2
2019
Torok M; Rasmussen V; Wong Q; Werner-Seidler A; O'Dea B; Toumbourou J; Calear A, 2019, 'Examining the impact of the Good Behaviour Game on emotional and behavioural problems in primary school children: A case for integrating well-being strategies into education', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 63, pp. 292 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004944119878480
2019
Werner-Seidler A; Wong Q; Johnston L; O'Dea B; Torok M; Christensen H, 2019, 'Pilot evaluation of the Sleep Ninja: A smartphone application for adolescent insomnia symptoms', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e026502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026502
2019
Wong QJJ; Werner-Seidler A; Torok M; Van Spijker B; Calear AL; Christensen H, 2019, 'Service use history of individuals enrolling in a Web-based suicidal ideation treatment trial: Analysis of baseline data', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11521
2019
Han J; Torok M; Gale N; Wong QJJ; Werner-Seidler A; Hetrick SE; Christensen H, 2019, 'Use of web conferencing technology for conducting online focus groups among young people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts: Mixed methods research', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 21, pp. e14191, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/14191
2019
Werner-Seidler A; Shaw F, 2019, 'The Social and Emotional Impact of Involving Individuals With Mental Illness in the Research Process', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 29, pp. 1634 - 1640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319837232
2019
Werner-Seidler A; Dahm T; Golden AM; Manly T; Dalgleish T, 2019, 'Personally salient, emotionally negative task contexts provoke goal neglect in depression', Psychological Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291719000886
2019
O'dea B; Achilles MR; Werner-Seidler A; Batterham PJ; Calear AL; Perry Y; Shand F; Christensen H, 2018, 'Adolescents’ perspectives on a mobile app for relationships: Cross-sectional survey', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.8831
2018
Hitchcock C; Golden AMJ; Werner-Seidler A; Kuyken W; Dalgleish T, 2018, 'The Impact of Affective Context on Autobiographical Recollection in Depression', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 6, pp. 315 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702617740672
2018
Van Spijker BAJ; Werner-Seidler A; Batterham PJ; Mackinnon A; Calear AL; Gosling JA; Reynolds J; Kerkhof AJFM; Solomon D; Shand F; Christensen H, 2018, 'Effectiveness of a web-based self-help program for suicidal thinking in an australian community sample: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.8595
2018
Dunn BD; Burr LA; Smith HB; Hunt A; Dadgostar D; Dalglish L; Smith S; Attree E; Jell G; Martyn J; Bos N; Werner-Seidler A, 2018, 'Turning gold into lead: Dampening appraisals reduce happiness and pleasantness and increase sadness during anticipation and recall of pleasant activities in the laboratory', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 107, pp. 19 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.05.003
2018
Werner-Seidler A; Hitchcock C; Bevan A; McKinnon A; Gillard J; Dahm T; Chadwick I; Panesar I; Breakwell L; Muller V; Rodrigues E; Rees C; Gromley S; Schweizer S; Watson P; Raes F; Jobson L; Dalgleish T, 2018, 'A cluster randomized controlled platform trial comparing group Memory Specificity Training (MEST) to group psychoeducation and supportive counselling (PSC) in the treatment of recurrent depression.', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 105, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.03.004
2018
Samtani S; McEvoy PM; Mahoney AEJ; Werner-Seidler A; Li SSY; McGill BC; Tockar J; Moulds ML, 2018, 'Examining a transdiagnostic measure of repetitive thinking in depressed, formerly depressed and never-depressed individuals', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 229, pp. 515 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.12.081
2018
Schweizer S; Navrady L; Breakwell L; Howard RM; Golden AM; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2018, 'Affective enhancement of working memory is maintained in depression', Emotion, vol. 18, pp. 127 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000306
2018
Hitchcock C; Gormley S; O'Leary C; Rodrigues E; Wright I; Griffiths K; Gillard J; Watson P; Hammond E; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2018, 'Study protocol for a randomised, controlled platform trial estimating the effect of autobiographical Memory Flexibility training (MemFlex) on relapse of recurrent major depressive disorder', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018194
2018
Hitchcock C; Gormley S; Rees C; Rodrigues E; Gillard J; Panesar I; Wright IM; Hammond E; Watson P; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2018, 'A randomised controlled trial of memory flexibility training (MemFlex) to enhance memory flexibility and reduce depressive symptomatology in individuals with major depressive disorder', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 110, pp. 22 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.08.008
2018
Werner-Seidler A; Johnston L; Christensen H, 2018, 'Digitally-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy for youth insomnia: A systematic review', Internet Interventions, vol. 11, pp. 71 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2018.01.007
2018
Werner-Seidler A; O'Dea B; Shand F; Johnston L; Frayne A; Fogarty AS; Christensen H, 2017, 'A Smartphone App for Adolescents With Sleep Disturbance: Development of the Sleep Ninja', JMIR MENTAL HEALTH, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/mental.7614
2017
Hitchcock C; Werner-Seidler A; Blackwell SE; Dalgleish T, 2017, 'Autobiographical episodic memory-based training for the treatment of mood, anxiety and stress-related disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 52, pp. 92 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.12.003
2017
Burr LA; Javiad M; Jell G; Werner-Seidler A; Dunn BD, 2017, 'Turning lemonade into lemons: Dampening appraisals reduce positive affect and increase negative affect during positive activity scheduling', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 91, pp. 91 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.01.010
2017
Perry Y; Werner-Seidler A; Calear A; Mackinnon A; King C; Psych MC; Scott J; Merry S; Fleming T; Stasiak K; Christensen H; Batterham PJ, 2017, 'Preventing depression in final year secondary students: School-based randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.8241
2017
Goodall B; Chadwick I; McKinnon A; Werner-Seidler A; Meiser-Stedman R; Smith P; Dalgleish T, 2017, 'Translating the Cognitive Model of PTSD to the Treatment of Very Young Children: A Single Case Study of an 8-Year-Old Motor Vehicle Accident Survivor', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 73, pp. 511 - 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22449
2017
Werner-Seidler A; Perry Y; Calear AL; Newby JM; Christensen H, 2017, 'School-based depression and anxiety prevention programs for young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 51, pp. 30 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2016.10.005
2017
Werner-Seidler A; Afzali MH; Chapman C; Sunderland M; Slade T, 2017, 'The relationship between social support networks and depression in the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 52, pp. 1463 - 1473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1440-7
2017
Werner-Seidler A; Tan L; Dalgleish T, 2017, 'The Vicissitudes of Positive Autobiographical Recollection as an Emotion Regulation Strategy in Depression', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 5, pp. 26 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702616647922
2017
Werner-Seidler A; Perry Y; Christensen H, 2016, 'An Australian Example of Translating Psychological Research into Practice and Policy: Where We are and Where We Need to Go', FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00200
2016
Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2016, 'The Method of Loci Improves Longer-Term Retention of Self-Affirming Memories and Facilitates Access to Mood-Repairing Memories in Recurrent Depression', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 4, pp. 1065 - 1072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702615626693
2016
Perry Y; Werner-Seidler A; Calear AL; Christensen H, 2016, 'Web-based and mobile suicide prevention interventions for young people: A Systematic Review', Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 25, pp. 73 - 79
2016
Hitchcock C; Mueller V; Hammond E; Rees C; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2016, 'The effects of autobiographical memory flexibility (MemFlex) training: An uncontrolled trial in individuals in remission from depression', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 52, pp. 92 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.03.012
2016
Catarino A; Küpper CS; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T; Anderson MC, 2015, 'Failing to Forget: Inhibitory-Control Deficits Compromise Memory Suppression in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder', Psychological Science, vol. 26, pp. 604 - 616, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797615569889
2015
Dalgleish T; Goodall B; Chadwick I; Werner-Seidler A; McKinnon A; Morant N; Schweizer S; Panesar I; Humphrey A; Watson P; Lafortune L; Smith P; Meiser-Stedman R, 2015, 'Trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy versus treatment as usual for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young children aged 3 to 8 years: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0632-2
2015
Hitchcock C; Hammond E; Rees C; Panesar I; Watson P; Werner-Seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2015, 'Memory Flexibility training (MemFlex) to reduce depressive symptomatology in individuals with major depressive disorder: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-1029-y
2015
Perry Y; Calear AL; Mackinnon A; Batterham PJ; Licinio J; King C; Thomsen N; Scott J; Donker T; Merry S; Fleming T; Stasiak K; Werner-Seidler A; Christensen H, 2015, 'Trial for the Prevention of Depression (TriPoD) in final-year secondary students: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0929-1
2015
Newby JM; Lang T; Werner-Seidler A; Holmes E; Moulds ML, 2014, 'Alleviating distressing intrusive memories in depression: A comparison between computerised cognitive bias modification and cognitive behavioural education', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 56, pp. 60 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2014.03.001
2014
Dalgleish T; Werner-Seidler A, 2014, 'Disruptions in autobiographical memory processing in depression and the emergence of memory therapeutics', Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 18, pp. 596 - 604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2014.06.010
2014
Werner-Seidler A; Moulds ML, 2014, 'Recalling positive self-defining memories in depression: The impact of processing mode', Memory, vol. 22, pp. 525 - 535, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2013.801494
2014
Dalgleish T; Bevan A; McKinnon A; Breakwell L; Mueller V; Chadwick I; Schweizer S; Hitchcock C; Watson P; Raes F; Jobson L; Werner-Seidler A, 2014, 'A comparison of MEmory Specificity Training (MEST) to education and support (ES) in the treatment of recurrent depression: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-15-293
2014
Moulds ML; werner-seidler A; Banks R; Dunn BD, 2013, 'An investigation of the relationship between positive affect regulation and depression', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 51, pp. 46 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2012.11.001
2013
Moulds ML; werner-seidler A; Dalgleish T, 2013, 'A clinician’s quick guideof evidence-based approaches number 2: Depression', Clinical Psychologist, vol. 17, pp. 88 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cp.12017
2013
Moulds ML; werner-seidler A, 2012, 'Characteristics of self-defining memory in depression vulnerability', Memory, vol. 20, pp. 935 - 948, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2012.712702
2012
werner-seidler A; Moulds ML, 2012, 'Mood repair and processing mode in depression', Emotion, vol. 12, pp. 470 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0025984
2012
Werner-Seidler A; Moulds ML, 2011, 'Autobiographical memory characteristics in depression vulnerability: Formerly depressed individuals recall less vivid positive memories', Cognition and Emotion, vol. 25, pp. 1087 - 1103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.531007
2011
Williams AD; Moulds ML; Grisham JR; Gay P; Lang T; Kandris E; werner-seidler A; Yap C, 2010, 'Psychometric evaluation of the thought control ability questionnaire (TCAQ) and the prediction of cognitive control', Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, vol. 32, pp. 397 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-009-9171-z
2010
Werner-Seidler A; Richardson RD, 2007, 'Effects of D-Cycloserine on extinction: Consequences of prior exposure to imipramine', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 62, pp. 1195 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.04.010
2007
Book Chapters
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Werner-Seidler A; Calear A; Christensen H, 2019, 'CBT Prevention Programs', in Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Fourth Edition, Guilford Publications
2019
Calear A; Werner-Seidler A; Tye M; Christensen H, 2018, 'School-based prevention and early intervention programs for depression', in Leschied AW; Saklofske DH; Flett GL (ed.), Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion, Springer, pp. 279 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89842-1_16
2018
Moulds M; Hetherington K; Werner-Seidler A, 2014, 'The impact of rumination on positive autobiographical memories in depression.', in K. Kaniasty, K.A. Moore, S. Howard, & P. Buchwald (ed.), Stress and Anxiety: Applications to Social and Environmental Threats, Psychological Well-Being, Occupational Challenges, and Developmental Psychology., pp. 65 - 71
2014
Conference Papers
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Boonstra T; Werner-Seidler A; O'Dea B; Larsen M; Christensen HM, 2017, 'Smartphone app to investigate the relationship between social connectivity and mental health', in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, IEEE, Seogwipo, South Korea, pp. 287 - 290, presented at 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Seogwipo, South Korea, 11 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036818
2017