Dr and Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Catherine Adams is a senior clinical psychologist in a psycho-oncology service providing out-patient care to patients of a tertiary oncology service in a major regional teaching hospital. She established the clinical arm of this service in 2001 to provide structured interventions to oncology/haematology patients. Catherine has two appointments to the University of Newcastle. As a conjoint senior lecturer in psychology she provides lectures to, and supervision of, postgraduate clinical and health psychology students. As a conjoint teaching fellow in medicine and public health, she provides lectures to, and supervision of, fifth-year medical students in managing anxiety and depression in the oncology population, and supervises psychiatry registrars. She has published in the areas of stress management, screening for psychosocial distress, and distress in carers of people with cancer. She is currently developing a group intervention for people recently diagnosed with cancer aimed at reducing levels of traumatic stress for these people and their carers.
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