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Danielle Einstein

Adjunct Fellow, School of Psychological Sciences, Macquarie University

B Sc (Psychology) (Hons), 1994
M Psychol (Clinical), 1996
Phd 2005

Over the past 28 years, Dr Danielle Einstein has supervised, taught and investigated the optimal delivery of cognitive behaviour treatment in university, hospital and private settings, including running treatment trials at Westmead Hospital. She has worked with adolescents for the past 6 years, developing an internet program for adolescents suffering with comorbid anxiety and depression together with Dr Carolyn Schniering and Professor Ron Rapee (funded by Australian Rotary Health) and writing three face to face programs for use in secondary schools. These form part of large research trials run at Macquarie University. Danielle's interest in the effects of uncertainty commenced with her work into treatment of magical and superstitious thinking associated with OCD. Danielle has edited a book on Advances in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and her interest lies in developing treatments to alter fear of uncertainty based on ACT and CBT.


  • 2003–present
    Clinical Psychologist, Distinct Psychology
  • 2016–present
    Honorary Associate, Macquarie University and University of Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    Clinical Psychologist and Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2012–2014
    Honorary Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney, School of Psychology
  • 2007–2011
    External lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 1996–2002
    Head, Anxiety Clinic, Westmead Hospital
  • 1996–2002
    Honorary Associate Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney


  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, Phd
  • 1996 
    University of New South Wales, M Psychol (Clinical)
  • 1994 
    University of New South Wales, BSc (Psychol.) (Hons)


  • 2018
    Self-compassion moderates the perfectionism and depression link in both adolescence and adulthood. , PloS one
  • 2016
    The relevance of uncertainty and goal conflict to mental disorders, their prevention and management: A unifying approach, The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
  • 2014
    Extension of the Transdiagnostic Model to focus on Intolerance of Uncertainty: A review of the literature and implications for treatment, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
  • 2012
    Magical Thinking and obsessive compulsive symptoms in Australia and Iceland: A cross-cultural comparison, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • 2011
    The treatment of magical ideation in two individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder, The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
  • 2008
    Shyness 1: Distance treatment of social phobia over the internet, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • 2007
    Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Australian Academic Press
  • 2006
    Magical Thinking in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and the General Community, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • 2006
    Thought Action Fusion in Schizophrenia, Behaviour Change
  • 2004
    Role of magical thinking in obsessive compulsive symptoms in an undergraduate sample, Depression and Anxiety
  • 2004
    The presence of magical thinking in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • 2001
    Prediction of dose response relations based on patient characteristics, Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • 2000
    Relationship between perfectionism and emotional symptoms in an adolescent sample, Australian Journal of Psychology
  • 2000
    The relationship between inflated personal responsibility and exaggerated danger expectancies in obsessive-compulsive concerns, Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • 1998
    Shame, guilt, ego development and the five factor model of personality, Journal of Personality

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    The feasibility and outcome of internet delivery of transdiagnostic cognitive-behaviour therapy for adolescent anxiety and depression
    Second Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Rotary Health

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • The Australian Psychological Society
  • The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science