- Adjunct Professor Robert King
- Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling
- Discipline *
- Psychology, Public Health and Health Services
- +61 7 3163 8564
- View location details (QUT staff and student access only)
PhD (Monash University)
- Professional memberships
Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
Member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal
Board Member for Richmond Fellowship Queensland
Member of the Research Advisory Group of the International Center for Clubhouse Development
Life Member of Stepping Stone Clubhouse
Associate Editor, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Peer Review Editor, Psychotherapy in Australia
Robert commenced undergraduate life as a law student but ultimately graduated in Arts with a major in Sociology. After a few years working as a journalist and teacher in the TAFE sector he returned to university to study psychology and in 1983 graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. He worked in Victoria’s mental health services and in private practice as a clinical psychologist and service manager for more than 10 years and for part of that time undertook a PhD at Monash University that was an investigation of the psychotherapeutic treatment of schizophrenia. In 1996 he took up a position in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland where he worked until the end of 2010 undertaking a broad range of research and coordinating a multidisciplinary postgraduate mental health program. He moved to QUT at the beginning of 2011.
Robert coordinates the postgraduate clinical psychology courses (PY18 and PY50) at QUT.
Robert has engaged in continuous private practice over a period of approximately 30 years.
He has been a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal for more than 10 years. In this capacity he hears appeals in relation to decisions made by Centrelink and the Child Support Agency, especially appeals in which a party is affected by mental illness.
Robert was a member of the Professional Conduct Review Tribunal for a period when there was a state jurisdiction and he has provided expert opinions in respect of a number of matters brought before this Tribunal or its more recent Commonwealth equivalent.
Robert bas a long history of involvment with Clubhouses and in 2010 was awarded life membership of Stepping Stone Clubhouse in recognition of his service as a board member.
Robert has had substantial experience of consultancy to hospitals and other mental health services in Queensland and other states in Australia.
- Lloyd C, King R, (2012) Implementation of supported employment: What are the implications for clinical services?, Journal of Rehabilitation p25-29
- Lloyd C, King R, (2010) Motivational interviewing, Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health p65-77
- Lloyd C, King R, Moore E, (2010) Subjective and objective indicators of recovery in severe mental illness: a cross-sectional study, International Journal of Social Psychiatry p220-229
- King R, Robinson J, (2011) Obligatory dangerousness criteria in the involuntary commitment and treatment provisions of Australian mental health legislation, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry p64-70
- Chardon L, Bagraith K, King R, (2011) Counseling activity in single-session online counseling with adolescents: An adherence study, Psychotherapy Research p583-592
- King R, O'Brien T, (2011) Transference and countertransference: Opportunities and risks as two technical constructs migrate beyond their psychoanalytic homeland, Psychotherapy in Australia p12-17
- Connell M, King R, Crowe T, (2011) Can employment positively affect the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities?, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal p59-63
- Geraghty K, McCann K, King R, Eichmann K, (2011) Sharing the load: Parents and carers talk to consumer consultants at a child and youth mental health inpatient unit, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing p253-262
- Meehan T, Stedman T, Robertson S, Drake S, King R, (2011) Does supported accommodation improve the clinical and social outcomes for people with severe psychiatric disability? The Project 300 experience, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry p586-592
- Lalande L, Bambling M, Bambling M, King R, Lowe R, (2012) Breathwork: An additional treatment option for depression and anxiety?, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy p113-119