Dr Imogen Rehm is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and Lecturer (Early Career Development Fellow) in the discipline of Psychology at RMIT University.
Dr Imogen Rehm was employed by RMIT University in July 2017, following completion of her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. Her dissertation explored the role of unhelpful cognitions and beliefs in trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), and was among the first Australian research to investigate this highly distressing, but little understood psychological disorder.
Dr Rehm continues to develop her emerging clinical and research expertise in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders (hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, OCD, hoarding disorder and body dysmorphic disorder). Specifically, she is interested in improving cognitive-behavioural models and treatments of these disorders, including gaining a better understanding of their emotion- and sensory-regulation aspects.
Dr Rehm also holds a keen interest in developing evidence-based digital health and "e-mental health" technologies, and in improving the psychological wellbeing of older adults - particularly those living in residential aged care services.
- Delivering lectures and tutorials in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology units
- Research activities in the areas of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders, digital mental health, and geropsychology
- Student consultation and supervision
- Health professional member of the RMIT University Human Research Ethics Committee
- PhD (Clinical Psychology) - Swinburne University of Technology, 2016
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - Monash University, 2010
- Clinical Psychology Registrar with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society, including the ePsychology interest group
- Professional member of the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
- Committee of Management member of the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria
- Private Practitioner at Swinburne Psychology Clinic
- Author for The Conversation
- Program Manager at the National eTherapy Centre, Swinburne University of Technology (2016-17)
- Research and Evaluation Officer at headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation (2015-16)
- Holloway, E.,Rickwood, D.,Rehm, I.,Meyer, D.,Griffiths, S.,Telford, N. (2017). (In Press) Non-participation in education, employment, and training among young people accessing youth mental health services: demographic and clinical correlates In: Advances in Mental Health, , 1 - 16
- Rehm, I.,Stargatt, J.,Willison, A.,Reser, M.,Bhar, S. (2017). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for older adults with anxiety and cognitive impairment: Adaptations and illustrative case study In: Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 72 - 88
- Arabatzoudis, T.,Rehm, I.,Nedeljkovic, M.,Moulding, R. (2017). Emotion regulation in individuals with and without trichotillomania In: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 87 - 94
- Meyer, D.,Abbott, J.,Rehm, I.,Bhar, S.,Barak, A.,Deng, G.,Wallace, K.,Ogden, E.,Klein, B. (2017). Development of a suicidal ideation detection tool for primary healthcare settings: using open access online psychosocial data In: Telemedicine and e-Health, 23, 273 - 281
- Rehm, I.,Foenander, E.,Wallace, K.,Abbott, J.,Kyrios, M.,Thomas, N. (2016). What role can avatars play in e-mental health interventions? Exploring new models of client-therapist interaction In: Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, 1 - 6
- Rehm, I.,Music, S.,Carlsson, A.,Scanlan, F.,Silver, M.,Bhar, S. (2016). Integrating web-based applications into aged care: Two case studies and discussion In: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 23, 285 - 297
- Rehm, I.,Walters, J.,Slikboer, R.,Arabatzoudis, T.,Moulding, R.,Boschen, M.,Nedeljkovic, M. (2016). Advances in cognitive behavioural models and treatments of trichotillomania In: Innovations and Future Directions in the Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Australian Academic Press, Queensland, Australia
- Moulding, R.,Mancuso, S.,Rehm, I.,Nedeljkovic, M. (2016). The self in the obsessive compulsive-related disorders: hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and trichotillomania In: The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
- Rehm, I.,Nedeljkovic, M.,Thomas, A.,Moulding, R. (2015). The role of cognitions and beliefs in trichotillomania: A qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis In: Behaviour Change, 32, 209 - 230
- Bhar, S.,Silver, M.,Campbell, J.,Lawson, M.,O'Brien, S.,Rehm, I. (2015). Counselling Older Adults Living in Residential Aged Care Settings: Four Illustrative Case Studies In: Australian Psychologist, 50, 141 - 147