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© Grant Devilly


Below I have listed my published research papers / addresses. Some web-based presentations are available by clicking those with hyperlinks. PDF or Word document file versions of most of my papers are available by activating the icon under the desired reference. Should you not have an Acrobat reader installed on your machine, then you can download one free of charge from Adobe.


  • Alcorn, K.L., O’Donovan, A., Patrick, J.C., Creedy, D., & Devilly, G.J. (in submission). A prospective longitudinal study of posttraumatic stress disorder resulting from childbirth. Manuscript in submission.


  • Devilly, G.J., Brown, L., & Hansen, K. (in submission). The relationship of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and imaginal exposure in the creation of false memories. Manuscript in submission.


  • Devilly, G.J., Callahan, P., & Armitage, G. (in submission). The effect of play- time on violent video gaming. Manuscript in submission (Revise & Resubmit).


  • Croft, R.J., Gridiger, A., Gonsalvez, C.J., Russell, J., & Devilly, G.J. (in submission) The Effect of Meal Size on Autonomic Activity and Subjective Anxiety in Hospitalised Anorexia Nervosa Patients. Manuscript in submission.


  • Cook, F., Ciorciari., J., Varker, T., Devilly, G.J. (in submission). Changes in long term neural connectivity following psychological trauma. Manuscript in submission.


  • Kartal, D., & Devilly, G.J. (in submission). PTSD And Depression In Bosnian Refugees In Australia – 14 Years On. Manuscript in submission.


  • Devilly, G.J. (in press). Editor (Special Issue: The role of science in helping victims of crime). International Review of Victimology


  • Devilly, G.J. (in press). Does science matter to victims of crime? International Review of Victimology.


  • Lohr, J.M., Olatunji, B.O., & Devilly, G.J. (in press). Threats to evidence-based treatment of trauma: Professional issues and implications. International Review of Victimology.


  • Devilly., G.J., & Lohr, J.M. (in press). Science and Pseudoscience in Victims’ Services. International Review of Victimology.


  • Varker, T., Devilly, G.J., Ward, T., & Beech, T (in press). Empathy and adolescent sexual offenders: A review of the literature. Aggression & Violent Behaviour.


    Devilly, G.J., & Varker, T. (2008). The effect of stressor severity on outcome following group debriefing. Behaviour Research & Therapy.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Annab, R. (2008). A randomised controlled trial of group debriefing. Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 39, 42-56.

  • Devilly, G.J., Varker, T., Yap, M.B.H., & Cook, F. (2008). Child and adolescent sexual abuse: Current empirical assessment methods. In C. Hilarski (Ed.) Handbook of social work in child and adolescent sexual abuse. Hawthorn Press: New York. ISBN: 978-0-7890-3202-7.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2007). If nothing happened why do I still hurt? An update on the ‘memory wars’. InPsych, April, 16-18.

  • Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (2007). Australian Guidelines for the treatment of adults with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. ACPMH Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 978-0-9752246-9-4 [Expert Panel].

  • O’Donovan, A., Devilly, G.J., & Rapee, R.M. (2007). Antecedents to women’s fear of rape. Behaviour Change, 24, 135-145.

  • Varker, T., & Devilly, G.J. (2007). Types of empathy and adolescent sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 13, 139-149.

  • Devilly, G.J., Varker, T., Hansen, K., & Gist, R. (2007). The effects of psychological debriefing on eyewitness memory. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 45, 1245-1254.

  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M., Bryant, R., McFarlane, A., Devilly, G.J., Matthews, L., Raphael, B., Doran, C., Merlin, T., & Newton, S. (2007). The Australian guidelines for the treatment of adults with acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 637-648.

  • Forbes, D., Creamer, M.C., Phelps, A.J., Couineau, A., Cooper, J.A., Bryant, R .A., McFarlane, A.C., Devilly, G.J., Matthews, L.R., & Raphael, B. (2007). Treating adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in general practice: a clinical update. The Medical Journal of Australia, 187, 120-123.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Ciorciari, J. (2007). Conclusions in science when theory & data collide. Psychological Science, 18, 220-221.

  • Devilly, G.J., Ciorciari, J., Piesse, A., Sherwell, S., Zammit, S., Cook, F., & Turton, C. (2007). Dissociative tendencies and memory performance on directed forgetting tasks. Psychological Science, 18, 212-217.

  • Unsworth, G., Devilly, G.J., & Ward, T. (2007). The effect of playing violent videogames: Are adolescents doomed to violence? Psychology, Crime & Law, 13, 383-394.

  • Devilly, G.J., and Huther, A. (2007). Perceived distress & endorsement for cognitive or exposure based treatments following trauma. Australian Psychologist, 42, 1-8.

  • Devilly, G.J., Gist, R., and Cotton, P. (2006). Ready! Fire! Aim! The Evolution of Psychological Debriefing Services and Intervention Outcome. Review of General Psychology, 10, 318-345.

  • Devilly, G.J., & McGrail, J. (2006). PTSD Case study 1. Whelan, T. (Ed) Cases in Psychology. Thompson, Australia.

  • McGrail, J., & Devilly, G.J. (2006). PTSD Case study 2. Whelan, T. (Ed) Cases in Psychology. Thompson, Australia.

  • Lohr, J.M., Devilly, G.J., Lilienfeld, S.O., & Olatunji, B.O. (2006). First do no harm, and then do some good: Science and professional responsibility in the response to disaster and trauma. The Behavior Therapist.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2005). The Power Therapies And Possible Threats To The Science Of Psychology & Psychiatry. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39 , 437-445

  • Devilly, G.J. (2004). The Distress / Endorsement Validation Scale (DEVS) For Clinical Outcome Studies. Journal of Behaviour Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 35, 319-336.

  • Devilly, G.J., Sorbello, L., Eccleston, L., and Ward, T. (2004). Prison based peer education schemes. Aggression And Violent Behavior, 10, 219-240.

  • Gee, D.G., Devilly, G.J., and Ward, T. (2004). The content of sexual fantasies for sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 16, 315-331.

  • Mihailides, S., Devilly, G.J., and Ward, T. (2004). Implicit cognitive distortions and sexual offending. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, 16, 333 -350.

  • Ward, T., Purvis, M., and Devilly, G.J. (2004). Relapse prevention with sex offenders. In G. McIvor and H. Kemshall (Eds.) Research highlights in social work – sex offenders: Managing the risk. San Francisco, CA: Jessica Kingsley.

  • Devilly, G.J., Wright, R., and Gist, R. (2003). The role of debriefing in treating victims of trauma. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 25 (Supl 1), 41-45.


Portuguese (Original)

  • Yap, M., and Devilly, G.J. (2004). The role of perceived social support in crime victimization. Clinical Psychology Review,24, 1-14.

  • Devilly, G.J., and Cotton, P. (2004). Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing / Management (CISD/M). Australian Psychologist, 39, 35-40.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2004). Opposing Counsel. Human Resources Monthly, March, 11.

  • Devilly, G.J., and Cotton, P. (2003). Psychological debriefing and the workplace: Defining a concept, controversies and guidelines for intervention. Australian Psychologist, 38, 144-150.

  • Purvis, M., Ward, T., and Devilly, G.J. (2002 / published 2003). Community Corrections Officers’ attributions for sexual offending against children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 11, 101-123

  • Biddle, D., Creamer, M., Forbes, D., Elliott, P., and Devilly, G.J. (2002). Self -reported problems: A comparison between PTSD-diagnosed veterans, their spouses, and clinicians. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40, 853-865.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2002). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A chronology of its development and scientific standing. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 1, 113-138.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2002). The psychological effects of a lifestyle management course on war veterans and their spouses. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58, 1119-1134.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2002). Clinical intervention, supportive counselling and therapeutic methods: A clarification and direction for restorative treatment. International Review of Victimology, 9, 1-14.

  • Merckelbach, H., Devilly, G.J., and Rassin, E. (2002). Alters in Dissociative Identity Disorder: Metaphors or Genuine Entities? Clinical Psychology Review, 22, 481-497.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2002). A book review of Criminal Injuries Compensation: Law, Practice and Policy by Freckleton, I. Psychiatry, Psychology & The Law.

  • Gist, R., and Devilly, G.J. (2002). Post-trauma debriefing: The road too frequently travelled. The Lancet, 360, 741-742.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2001a). Accountable methods of validation are needed. British Medical Journal, 322, 1302-1303.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Foa, E.B. (2001b). Commentary. The investigation of exposure and cognitive therapy: Comment on Tarrier et al. (1999). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 114-116.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2001c). The roles of popularised distraction during exposure and researcher allegiance during outcome trials. The Behavior Therapist, 24, 18-21.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2001d). The successful treatment of PTSD through overt cognitive behavioral therapy in non?responders to EMDR. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy,29, 57-70.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2001e). Effect Size & Methodological Rigor In EMDR: A Reply To Lipke’s Comment. The Behavior Therapist, 24.

  • Herbert, J.D., Lilienfeld, S.O., Kline, J., Montgomery, R., Lohr, J., Brandsma, L., Meadows, E., Jacobs, W.J., Goldstein, N., Gist, R., McNally, R.J., Acierno, R., Harris, M., Devilly, G.J., Bryant, R., Eisman, H.D., Kleinknecht, R., Rosen, G.M. , Foa, E.B., Bowman, M., & Roemer, L. (2001f). First Do No Harm: Treatment Concerns in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks (letter to the editor). Monitor On Psychology, 32 (10).

  • Devilly, G.J., & Borkovec, T.D. (2000a). Psychometric properties of The Credibility / Expectancy Questionnaire. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 31, 73-86.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2000b). Trauma and families. Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group News-Link, June, ISSN 1327-1873.

  • Devilly, G.J. (2000c). Brief introduction to the need for an Incident recovery model within victim services. In O’Connell (Ed.), Victim Support Service Conference Proceedings (Adelaide, 25th - 26th May): Victims of crime, working together to improve services, ISBN 0-9578744-0-5.

  • Creamer, M., Forbes, D., & Devilly, G.J., (1999a). Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and war-related stress: Information for veterans and their families. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and The National Centre for War-Related PTSD Monograph.

  • Oei, T.P.S., Llamas, M. & Devilly, G.J. (1999b). The efficacy and cognitive processes of cognitive-behaviour therapy in the treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 63-88.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Spence, S.H. (1999c). The relative efficacy and treatment distress of EMDR and a cognitive behavioral trauma treatment protocol in the amelioration of post traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13, (1-2), 131–157.

  • Devilly, G.J., Spence, S.H. & Rapee, R.M. (1998a). The clinical and statistical efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitisation And Reprocessing: Treating PTSD within a veteran population. Behavior Therapy, 29, 435-455.

  • Rosen, G.M., McNally, R.J., Lohr, J.M., Devilly, G.J., Herbert, J.D., & Lilienfeld, S. (1998). A realistic appraisal of EMDR. California Psychologist, 1998, 31, 25 -27. Reprinted in: Oregon Psychological Association's Newsgram, 1998, 17, 10-13; the Washington Psychologist, 1998, 52, 9-10; the Virginia Psychologist, 1999, 42, 11; Massachusetts Psychological Association's Quarterly , 1999, 42, 10-11; the Georgia Psychologist, 1999, 53, 25; Missouri Psychologist, 1999, 11 (2), 7-8; the Arkansas Psychologist, 1999, 1, 9-10; New York State Psychological Association Notebook, 1999, 11(3), 19.

  • Rosen, G.M., McNally, R.J., Lohr, J.M., Devilly, G., Herbert, J.D., & Lilienfeld, S. (1998c). Four points to consider before you buy EMDR products: A reply to Shapiro, Rouanzion, Hoffman, & de Jongh. California Psychologist, 31 (December), 15.

  • Devilly, G.J. (1996). EMDR and PTSD: The score at half time. Psychotherapy in Australia, 3 (1), 26-31.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Gournay, K. (1995). Community Psychiatric Nursing With Non-Psychotic Patients: Relating Process To Outcome. The Australian & New Zealand Journal Of Mental Health Nursing, 4, 53-60.

  • Devilly, G.J. (1994). Book review on Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide. Emmelkamp, P.M.G., Bouman, T.K., & Scholing, A. Journal of Behaviour Change.

  • Devilly, G.J., & Sanders, M.R. (1993). “Hey Dad Watch Me”: The Effects Of Training A Child To Teach Pain Management Skills To A Parent With Recurrent Headaches. Journal of Behaviour Change, 10 (4), 237-243.

  • Devilly, G.J. (1993). A book review on “Treating PTSD: Cognitive - Behavioral Strategies” (Edited by Foy, D.W.). Journal of Behaviour Change, 10 (4).


  • Gournay, K., Devilly, G., & Brooker, C. (1993). The CPN in primary care: A pilot study of the process of assessment. In Brooker, C. & White, E. (Eds.). Community Psychiatric Nursing: A research perspective, volume 2. Chapman & Hall, Melbourne.