MY THREE KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE ARE:

  • PSYCHOLOGIST

  • PRESENTER        

  • ACADEMIC        

My work has spanned a large number of sectors: clinical (e.g. QLD police, Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospital), schools (e.g. St Peters Lutheran College, Ambrose Treacy, Brisbane school counsellors), not-for-profits (e.g. TEDx, ReachOut.com, Batyr, Amnesty International), corporate organisations (e.g. Suncorp), universities (Griffith University, UQ, QUT), conferences (e.g. International Mental Health Conference, Australia Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools and International Conference on Drugs & Young People) and academic journals (e.g. Psychiatry Research, Quality of Life Research, Journal of Mental Health, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors) 

Some of my previous activities:

  • Deliver paid and voluntary presentations, workshops and group programs

  • Consult with individuals and organisations on issues relating to mental health and how these can be effectively managed at a broader, population level

  • Advise in the development and implementation of research or programs

  • Support organisations to effectively work with young people

Psychologist

As a registered clinical psychologist and board-aproved supervisor, I am passionate about the role of psychology in helping to support people to live a balanced and fulfilling life. As part of this passion, I have invested significant time into not only my clinical work, but also in presenting on a range of topics relating to mental health, psychology and science. I have also combined this with a focus on academic work as I strongly believe that the promotion of science helps us to understand and grow. 

In terms of my clinical work, some of my areas of interest are:

  • School counselling and managing the complexity of this context

  • The therapeutic relationship

  • Managing process in therapy

  • Working with adolescents

  • Creative methods of engaging in therapy

  • Early intervention and prevention

  • Policy development within educational and organisational contexts

I am available to provide supervision, including for clinical endorsement through the registrar program. I also provide supervision to those working in other areas of the health sector (e.g. counsellors, social workers) or those working with young people

If you are interested in discussing these ideas further or in seeking supervision, please click here to contact me


PRESENTATIONS

For further information about current presentations and workshops available, please click here

If you are interested in having me present, please see a list of potential topics below (please note: this is just an example of topics – I would be happy to discuss any other potential presentations):

  • General information and strategies for promoting mental health and wellbeing (target audience – young people, parents, organisations, health sector)

  • Increasing knowledge of mental health issues (Mental Health Literacy) and support services available (target audience - young people, parents, organisations, health sector)

  • Addressing stigma and barriers to help-seeking for mental ill-health (target audience – young people, parents, organisations, health sector)

  • Parenting information and support (Triple P) (target audience - parents)

  • Technology and wellbeing (target audience - parents, educators, youth organisations)

  • How teachers can more effectively work with students with mental health issues (target audience - schools)

  • Engaging young people in therapy and how this can be more effectively done (target audience - organisations, health professionals)

  • How organisations can effectively work with young people (target audience - organisations, health sector)


ACADEMICS

For a list of my publications and academic presentations, please click here

As an advocate for ongoing reflection and integration of research, I am interested in continuing my work in this area. Research topics of interest:

  • Mental Health Literacy

  • School-based mental health initiatives

  • Positive psychology

  • Population level mental health initiatives

  • The therapeutic relationship

  • Predictors of therapeutic outcomes

  • Using feedback to improve therapy

  • Outdoor education

  • Policy and processes to improve service delivery