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Professor Day is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has an interest in the application of psychological theory and knowledge to the criminal justice system. He has particular expertise in the area of offender rehabilitation and correctional programming.
Unit Chair and lecturer in the D.Psych. (Forensic) program
My disciplinary area represents an area of teaching and research that exemplifies the need for individuals to make positive change, both for themselves and for the communities in which they live. My research interests encompass all of the key areas of clinical-forensic psychology, although my specific expertise lies in the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders. This is an area which, in recent years, has become heavily influenced by psychological thought and practice both in Australia and internationally, and one in which significant opportunities arise for psychologists to make a valuable contribution to community safety. There is a clear focus in my teaching and research on bringing about change at an individual and community level, and through the development of both skills and knowledge that inform and enhance the delivery of professional psychological services in the criminal justice arena.
2011 Elected Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
2006 University of South Australia Mid Career Researcher (Social Sciences) (winner)
2006 University of South Australia Chancellorís Award for Community Engagement (Psychology Clinic).
Australian Psychological Society, Colleges of Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Member International Corrections and Prisons Association.
Professor Day is an Associate Director of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Centre at Deakin University, coordinating research related to the national research priority area of strengthening the economic and social fabric of Australia.
He also serves on the editorial board of the following journals:
- Legal and Criminological Psychology
- British Journal of Forensic Practice
- Open Criminology
Kozar, C., & Day, A. (2012). The therapeutic alliance in off3ending behaviour program for personality disordered clients: A preliminary model. 32nd ANZAPPL Annual Congress, 25 November 2012, Melbourne.
Campbell, P., Sutton, J., Day, A., 7 MacDonald, J. (2012). Psychological effects on male victims of domestic violence by their female partners:- a literature review. poster presented at 30th International Congress of Psychology, 22-27 July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa.
Day, A. (2011). Sex offender legislation for sex offender registries in Australia: Implications for treatment and management Keynote address at the Children: A Most Precious Resource conference, 30 November, Perth www.childrenwa.org.au
Day, A., Vess, J., Powell, M., & Graffam, J. (2011). Sex offender legislation for sex offender registries in Australia: Implications for management. 13th International Corrections and Prisons Association conference, 12th September 2011, Singapore.
Day, A., & Casey, S. (2011). Assessing Outcomes in Youth Justice. Paper presented at the 7th Reintegration Puzzle conference, 1 Sept 2011 Melbourne.
Day, A., Casey, S., & Vess, J. (2011). Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons. Paper presented at the APS Forensic Psychology National Conference. 6 Aug 2011, Noosa Australia.
Kozar, C., & Day, A. (2011). The therapeutic alliance and offending behaviour programs. Paper presented at the APS Forensic Psychology National Conference. 6 Aug 2011, Noosa Australia.
Gerace, A., & Day, A. (2011, July). Criminal Rehabilitation: The Impact of Religious Programming, paper presented at the 4th Australian Conference on Spirituality and Health, Adelaide 11-13 July 2011.