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Elliot Bell, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (RTRU)

Elliot Bell Elliot is a clinical psychologist with expereince working both in public mental health services and private practice. His clinical interests include rehabilitation in major mental illnesses, cognitive behavioural therapy, clinical neuropsychology, intellectual disability, the assessment and treatment of posttrauma states, and forensic issues in mental health. Elliot completed his PhD on the measurement of “theory of mind” in schizophrenia, and has developed research interests in social cognition and neuro-cognition in mental disorders.

As a lecturer in the Rehabilitation Teaching & Research Unit, Elliot teaches the REHB 714 Personal and Psychological Factors in Rehabilitation paper.
He also works in the Department of Psychological Medicine teaching cognitive behaviour therapy.

Email elliot.bell@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Matthews, M., Bell, E., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2018). Comparing psychopathology rates across autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, 12(5/6), 163-172. doi: 10.1108/AMHID-04-2018-0023

Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2018). Systematic Exploration of Countertransference Phenomena in the Treatment of Patients at Risk for Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1506844

Davey, S., Halberstadt, J., Bell, E., & Collings, S. (2018). A scoping review of suicidality and alexithymia: The need to consider interoception. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 424-441. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.06.027

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. (2018). A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 25(5), 240-246. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.5.240

Soulie, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2018). Understanding clinicians' positive inclination to patients at risk for suicide: Preliminary findings. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 119). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

Authored Book - Research

Kirwan, J., Bell, E., Louden-Bell, K., & Thomson, M. (2014). Stand by me: Helping your teen through tough times. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin, 320p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Carr, V., Green, M. J., & Bell, E. M. (2017). Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook. (pp. 76-93). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bell, E. M., Langdon, R., Siegert, R. J., & Ellis, P. M. (2010). The assessment of theory of mind in schizophrenia. In G. Dimaggio & P. H. Lysaker (Eds.), Metacognition and severe adult mental disorders: From research to treatment. (pp. 115-133). Hove, UK: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Matthews, M., Bell, E., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. (2018). Comparing psychopathology rates across autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, 12(5/6), 163-172. doi: 10.1108/AMHID-04-2018-0023

Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2018). Systematic Exploration of Countertransference Phenomena in the Treatment of Patients at Risk for Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1506844

Lopez, L., Graham, F., Bell, E., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2017). The lived experience of older adults' adjustment to amputation in the context of wheelchair use. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2), 67-74. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.2.03

Dean, S., Britt, E., Bell, E., Stanley, J., & Collings, S. (2016). Motivational interviewing to enhance adolescent mental health treatment engagement: A randomized clinical trial. Psychological Medicine, 46(9), 1961-1969. doi: 10.1017/s0033291716000568

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. M. (2012). Coping with multiple sclerosis as a couple: 'Peaks and troughs': An interpretative phenomenological exploration. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(16), 1367-1375. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.645115

Siegert, R. J., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. M. (2008). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in schizophrenia? A meta-analysis. Brain & Cognition, 67, 351-359. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2008.02.005

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Journal - Research Other

Davey, S., Halberstadt, J., Bell, E., & Collings, S. (2018). A scoping review of suicidality and alexithymia: The need to consider interoception. Journal of Affective Disorders, 238, 424-441. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.06.027

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. (2018). A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to coping experienced by couples when one has multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 25(5), 240-246. doi: 10.12968/ijtr.2018.25.5.240

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Soulie, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., & Collings, S. (2018). Understanding clinicians' positive inclination to patients at risk for suicide: Preliminary findings. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 119). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

Soulie, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2018). Effect of clinicians' profession and theoretical orientation on levels of endorsement of countertransference to suicidal patients. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 118-119). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

Davey, S., Bell, E., Halberstadt, J., & Collings, S. (2018). A scoping review of suicidality and alexithymia: The need to consider interoception. Proceedings of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention (IASP). (pp. 117). Retrieved from https://iasp.info/newzealand/

Adams, M., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2017). A cohort study of psychosocial factors in relationship to pain in patients with SCI and stroke in New Zealand. International Journal of Stroke, 12(3, Suppl.), (pp. 49). doi: 10.1177/1747493017720548

Dean, S., Britt, E., Bell, E., Stanley, J., & Collings, S. (2017). Engaging adolescents in mental health treatment. Proceedings of the International Conference on Motivational Interviewing. (pp. 45). Retrieved from http://www.icmi-conference.org

Adams, M., Weatherall, M., & Bell, E. (2017). A cohort study of psychosocial factors in relationship to pain in patients with SCI and stroke in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Making an Impact: Putting Knowledge to Work in Rehabilitation. Retrieved from http://www.nzrehabconference2017.co.nz/

Jasperse, M., MacDonald, J., Kindon, S., Bell, E., & Ellis, P. (2016). “Damaged” & “Difficult”: Deconstructing the disempowering discourses that dominate refugee resettlement. Proceedings of the 6th Annual North American Refugee Conference. (pp. 64). Retrieved from http://centerforrefugeehealth.com/north-american-refugee-health-conference/speakers

Bell, E., Siegert, R., & Weatherall, M. (2007). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in schizophrenia? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(Suppl. 2), (pp. A474). doi: 10.1080/00048670701757092

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Boland, P., Levack, W., Hudson, S., & Bell, E. (2014, September). 'Swings and roundabouts': The influences of external factors on the way married couples cope with multiple sclerosis. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Soulié, T., Bell, E., Jenkin, G., Sim, D., & Collings, S. (2017, July). Paradoxical countertransference: Systematic account of countertransference phenomena in the treatment of patients at risk for suicide. Verbal presentation at the 29th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and 21st Malaysian Conference on Psychological Medicine (MCPM), Kuching, Malaysia.

Bell, E., & Moore, D. J. (2013, July). New Zealand College of Clinical Psychology: Beginnings, current issues, and future directions. Invited presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Bell, E., Moore, D. J., & Banks, C. (2013, July). Maori culture and psychopharmacology. Invited presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Bell, E. M., Langdon, R., Ellis, P., & Siegert, R. J. (2013, April). Psychometric properties of the "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" task as a measure of mind in people with schizophrenia. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) 23rd National Conference: Upping our game "Nga Ringa Raupa", Dunedin, New Zealand.

Bell, E. (2010, August). Addressing social cognitive impairments in schizophrenia rehabilitation: Measuring 'Theory of Mind'. Verbal presentation at the Rehabilitation & Disability Research Theme Colloquium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bell, E. (2009, November). Blog spot. Invited presentation at the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit Research Students' Study Day: Best Practice in Rehabilitation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bell, E., Langdon, R., Siegert, R., & Ellis, P. (2009, July). The assessment of “theory of mind” in schizophrenia. Verbal presentation at the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM), National Institute of Rehabilitation Research (NIRR), and the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association (NZRA) Rehabilitation Conference: Working Together Across the Lifespan, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Bell, E. (2008, August). Considering co-morbidities: Managing mental and physical disability. Keynote presentation at the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit Second Semester Seminar, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bell, E., Siegert, R., & Weatherall, M. (2007, November). Is implicit sequence learning impaired in schizophrenia? A meta-analysis. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Annual Conference, Nelson, New Zealand.

Bell, E., Siegert, R., & Ellis, P. (2006, July). Operationalising theory of mind: The psychometrics of mentalizing. Verbal presentation at the Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.

Bell, E. (2006, September). Psychological aspects of the rehabilitation of forensic psychiatric patients. Verbal presentation at the North London Forensic Service IXth International Conference, Cambridge, England.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Bell, E. M. (2012). Operationalising "theory of mind": The psychometrics of mentalising in schizophrenia (PhD). University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

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