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Dr Bruce Stevens

Wicking Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology and director of CAPS

Professor Bruce Stevens was born in the USA, but has spent most of his life in Australia. Bruce served in parish ministry as an Anglican minister in the parishes of St John's Reid, an associate in Church of the Redeemer in Boston and rector of St Pauls Millis, then Holy Covenant, Jamieson. In 1993, Bruce went into private practice as a clinical psychologist and continued with honorary ministry at St James Kippax and All Saints Ainslie. John has taught pastoral counselling at St Mark's for many years. Bruce founded Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Canberra City. The last five years, Bruce was the convenor of the clinical psychology training program at University of Canberra and in February 2015, came to CSU/St Mark's as Wicking Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology and director of CAPS. Bruce presently worships at Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest, Canberra.

Professor Stevens is available for research supervision in the area of ageing and spirituality


  • Schema therapy for couples: Healing relationships, in press with Wiley, with international authors Dr Chiara DiFrancesco (USA) and Dr Eckhard Roediger (Germany).
  • Happy ever after? A practical guide to relationship counselling for clinical psychologists, Australian Academic Press, 2011, with Dr Malise Arnstein (1/4).
  • Crossfire! Psychologists coping with cross-examination Australian Academic Press, 2008.

Peer Reviewed Papers

  • Stevens, B. (2014). The self-analysis of dreams: A selfobject function? Australasian Journal of Psychotherapy, 32(1)40-55.
  • Stevens, B. A. (2014). The self-analysis of dreams: Does it work? Psychotherapy in Australia, 20(2), 46-51. 
  • Stevens, B. (2014). Internet offenders as Girardian scapegoats, In  Violence, Desire and the Sacred, Vol. 2, Eds. S. Cowdell, C. Fleming and J. Hodege, New York: Bloomsbury Publisher, (pp. 183-192).
  • Wilson, A., Akerlind, G., Walsh, B., Stevens, B., Turner, B., & Shield, A. (2013). Making 'professionalism' meaningful to students in higher education, Studies in Higher Education, 38(8), 1222-1238.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2013.833035.
  • Bradford, L. & Stevens, B. (2013). What's in the file? Opening the drawer on clinical record keeping in psychology, Australian Psychologist, 48/3, 178-187. (note that this was the publication of a student's work).
  • Mackay, G. J., Carey, T. A., & Stevens, B. (2011). The insider's experience of long-term peer victimisation. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 21(2), 154-174. (note that this was the publication of a student's work).
  • 'An unrecognized Girardian scapegoat? Criminal and social consequences for internet offenders.' Colloquium 2011, 43/2, 183-196.
  • 'Rhetoric and the art of intervention' Psychotherapy in Australia (refereed section) November 2009, 16/1, 40-45.

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