Alice Shires

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MiCBT Trainer
Trainer / Researcher

Alice Shires is a Clinical Pychologist, Senior lecturer and Psychology Clinic Director at UTS. Alice heads the UTS Mindfulness Integrated Therapies Research Clinic (MTRC) Prior to this position, Alice was the Director of the Psychology Clinic at UNSW for 12 years and worked as Clinic Manager at The University of Sydney and as Consultant Clinical Psychologist in acute and specialist mental health services in the UK. Alice has been involved in the teaching, training and supervision of clinical psychologists and their field supervisors for many years.  

Alice has been teaching and supervising cognitive behavioural therapies over the last 20 years. She has developed expertise in Mindfulness and its integration into Cognitive and Behavioural therapies and has assisted in the development of accredited training in Mindfulness-integrated CBT (MiCBT) and continues as an established trainer in MiCBT. She continues to teach advanced Mindfulness training for mental health professionals via the Mindfulness-integrated CBT Institute. 

Alice is involved in supervision of research in mindfulness integrated psychological therapies and is currently undertaking research projects investigating the possible effects of mindfulness training on anger, grief, experimental and chronic pain, Alice was the Chair of the NSW Section of the APS Clinical College from 2006 to 2010 and a University representative on the Psychology Advisory Committee for the NSW Department of Health. She was a founding Board Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association ACPA from 2009 to 2012 and is currently the ACPA NSW section chair.