Blake F. Dear, Ph.D.
About The Author:
Blake Dear, Ph.D., is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Public Health Fellow and Clinical Psychologist. He is also a Director of the eCentreClinic and on the senior management team of the MindSpot Clinic.
The MindSpot Clinic is a free and national online and telephone delivered assessment and treatment service for Australian’s with anxiety and depression, which is funded by the Federal Government. The eCentreClinic is a not-for-profit research unit that develops and evaluates innovative psychological treatment programs, which aim to improve access, for both clinicians and consumers, to evidence-based care.
Dr. Dear’s research is pragmatic and has the goal of creating clinically optimally effective, safe, efficient and convenient treatment programs that are highly acceptable. He has a special interest in transdiagnostic approaches to psychological treatment as well as the internet-delivery of self-management programs for common chronic physical conditions, such chronic pain.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.