Dr Russell Deighton

Senior Lecturer

Dr biol hum (PhD) DiplPsych (Masters) ClinPsych BA(Hons) MAPS
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Teaches in Psychology

Dr Deighton received his doctorate in 2002 from the University of Ulm in Germany and has extensive training and education in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He is a clinical psychologist with over 16 years of experience in academic and clinical settings in Australia and in Germany. He specialises in trauma, loss and grief, problem gambling, and has a particular interest in emotional processes. Dr Deighton is a former lecturer at the University of Ulm in Germany, and a former Head of School of the Cairnmillar School of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He currently works in private practice, in addition to lecturing and training in psychology.

Expertise

Trauma; Loss and Grief; Problem Gambling; Ethics and Professional Practice; Emotional Processes.

Research Interests

Dr Deighton’s current research interests include sensorimotor and emotional processes in trauma; problem gambling; and loss and grief.

Recent Publications and Presentations

    • Braun, M., Kessler, Frisch, Widder, B. Deighton, R.M. & Traue, H.C. (2005). Emotion recognition in stroke patients with left and right hemispheric lesion – Results with a new method – the FEEL test. Brain and Cognition.
    • Deighton, R. & Traue H. C. (2005) Emotional Inhibition and Somatization across cultures.
    • International Revue of Social Psychology 18(1/2), 109-140
    • Deighton, R.M & Traue, H.C. (2003). Emotion und Kultur im Spiegel emotionalen Wissens. In:
    • A. Stephan & H. Walter. Natur und Theorie der Emotion. Paderborn: Mentis Verlag.
    • Deighton, R.M. (2003). Culture, emotional inhibition and somatization. [Dissertation Abstract] Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering, 63(11-B), 55-66.
    • Retz-Junginger, P., M. Rossler, W. Retz R.M. Deighton & Traue, H.C. (2005) Metagedachtnisleistungen  bei Alzheimerpatienten.  Fortschr-itte der Neurologie  und Psychiatrie, 73, 327-332
    • Traue, Harald C., Manfred Kessler, Russell M. Deighton und Christa Eckenfels  (2005) Alltagsstress,  emotionale Befindlichkeit,  Hemmung und chronische Kopfschmerzen: Zeitreihenstatistische  Analyse von 31 Einzelfallen, Verhaltenstherapie  und Verhaltensmedizin,26(2), 213–239.