Publications

Books

  • Menzies, R.G., & Menzies, R.E. (in press). Tales from the Valley of Death. Brisbane: Australian Academic Press. 
  • Menzies, R.G., Menzies, R.E., & Dingle, G. (under contract). Existential concerns and cognitive-behavioral procedures – An integrative approach to mental health. New York: Springer.

Media

Fear of Death Underlies Most of Our Phobias
16th May, 2016, The Conversation

Death Anxiety: The Worm at the Core of Mental Health
December, 2018, InPsych magazine

Podcast interview with Better Thinking
April, 2019

Podcast interview with WeCroak
July, 2019

Body bags and corpse meditations: Is this how you cure your dread of death?
September, 2019, The Sydney Morning Herald

Book Chapters

  • Menzies, R.E., & Iverach, L. (2016). The dread of death and its relationship to mental health. In R.G. Menzies, M. Kyrios & N. Kazantzis (Ed.), Innovations and Future Directions in the Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. (pp. 219-223). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.
  • Iverach, L., Menzies, R. M., & Menzies, R.E. (2016). Fear of death underlies most of our phobias. In J. Watson (Ed.), The Conversation Yearbook 2016: 50 standout articles from Australia’s top thinkers. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Publishing.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2017). Anxiety Disorders: Gender Differences. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopaedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2017). Anxiety Disorders: Incidence and Prevalence. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopaedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2017). Anxiety Disorders: Lifespan Perspectives. In A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopaedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Menzies, R.G., & Menzies, R.E. (in press). Emotional pain and suffering: The search for global solutions beyond the clinic. In P. Rhodes (Ed.), Beyond The Psychology Industry. What Kind of Therapy Do We Need Now? Springer Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Zuccala, M., Menzies, R.E., Hunt, C., & Abbott, M. (2019). A systematic review of the psychometric properties of death anxiety self-report measures. Submitted for publication.
  • Moreton, S., Szalla, L., Menzies, R.E., & Arena, A. (2019). Embedding existential psychology within psychedelic science: Reduced death anxiety as a mediator of the therapeutic effects of psychedelics. Submitted for publication.
  • Morandini, J., Menzies, R.E., Strudwick, J., & Dar-Nimrod, I. (2019). Do bisexual and pansexual women differ? Yes, when it comes to minority stress. Submitted for publication.

Conference Presentations

  • Menzies, R.E. (2016). The effect of mortality salience on washing behaviours in Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Presentation at the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, on April 1st 2016.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2016). Death anxiety, existential issues and mental health disorders. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Menzies, R.E. (2016). The effect of mortality salience on cleaning behaviours on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Symposium presentation at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • Menzies, R.E. (2017). Death anxiety, existential issues and abnormal behaviour. Invited plenary address at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Menzies, R.G., & Menzies, R.E. (2017). Treating death anxiety: Novel approaches to managing existential dread. Invited workshop at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Menzies, R.E. (2017). The role of death fears in OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Invited presentation at the 10th International and 15th National Congress of Clinical Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Menzies, R.E. (2018). Death anxiety, abnormal behaviour and symptom severity among mental disorders. Symposium presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Menzies, R.E. (2019). The effect of mortality salience on bodily scanning behaviours in mental disorders. Presentation at the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 6th August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, on 12th August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, on 14th August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Hobart, TAS, Australia, on 15th August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Perth, WA, Australia, on 19th August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Adelaide, SA, Australia, on 21st August 2019.
  • Menzies, R.E., & Menzies, R.G. (2019). Curing the dread of death: Targeting the existential heart of mental disorders. Invited workshop, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, on 6th September 2019.

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