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Works with adults, adolescents, groups and workplaces. Kylie is on personal leave until further notice.

Approach

Utilises an evidence based approach. Has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), Interpersonal Therapy(IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Recent Training

Cognitive Processing Therapy
Currently undertaking a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society.

Areas of interest

  • Defence
  • Forensic
  • Mental illness
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Post natal depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Psychometric assessment and report writing.
  • Supervision of Intern Psychologists.

Works with adults and groups.

APPROACH

Alix utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psycho-education, Relaxation and arousal reduction, Trauma Therapy including exposure, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy and Mindfulness strategies.

Recent Training

EMDR training (stage one)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Currently undertaking a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis endorsed by the APS
Psychological Treatment following trauma and disaster – (Adults) ACPMH Level 3

Previous Experience

Alix has been working in private practice for ten years. Previous experience includes working as a Psychologist in Social Services and community health settings as well as facilitation of groups.

Areas Of Interest

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Bariatric surgery counselling
  • Self esteem
  • Memory Clinic

Works with adults, adolescents and children, individually and in groups.

Therapeutic Approach

Casey utilises a number of evidence based therapeutic interventions with clients, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, motivational interviewing, stress management and social skills training.

Recent Training

ADOS- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD – Prof Tony Attwood
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Dr Marsha Linehan
Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Dr Russ Harris
Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Paul Rushton

Previous experience

Casey has previous experience working as a senior psychologist in a correctional facility, where she supervised the risk management and mental health of prisoners and delivered rehabilitation programs. She also previously worked as a sexual assault counsellor for a non-government organisation supporting women and children.

Areas of interest include;

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Offending behaviour
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Behaviour management
  • Parenting support.

Works with adults, adolescents, children and families and couples..

Approach

Jessica utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychosocial skills training; Trauma Therapy including In Vivo Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based Approach

Recent training

Treating PTSD with Dr. Leah Giarratano
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Skills for Psychological Recovery – Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health


Jessica utilises a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychosocial skills training;
  • Trauma Therapy including In Vivo Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based Approach

Donna has over 10 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked at Catholic Education for 9 years and now full time private practice; she also spent 12 months in New Zealand working for the Ministry of Education for the Severe Behaviour Initiative.

Professional Training

STAP
ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals – Australian Psychological Society
Children’s Mental Health Fundamentals – Australian Psychological Society
Beyond the Manual – How to do Family Therapy Really Well – Mark Dadds
Emotion Management for Children and Teens with ASD – Prof Tony Attwood

Areas of interest include;

  • Psychometric and Psychoeducational assessments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour Management
  • Eating Disorders and Child Development

Works with children, adolescents, adults individually and in groups. Tamsin has worked across a variety of settings including as a program delivery officer with the Townsville Correction Complex as well as a Behaviour Support Clinician providing positive behaviour support plans.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Utilises an evidence based approach. Some of which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), psychoeducation, motivational interviewing and social skills training.

Professional Training

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Succeeding with Teens with ASD
Working with Young People who Self-Injure
Positive Practices in Behavioural Support
Writing Reports for Court
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy E-Course provided by APS
Registered Behaviour Technician

Areas of interest include:

  • Forensic
  • Psychometric and psycho-educational assesments
  • Behavioural management and parenting support
  • Child development
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-natal depression
  • Substance abuse

Ashlee is an experienced Registered Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the non-government organisation industry. She completed a Diploma of Counselling in 2013 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Cook University in 2014. Ashlee has since worked in Drug and Alcohol as a counsellor and support worker, as well as youth mental health recovery as a Mental Health Practitioner. Ashlee has been working as a Psychologist in a private practice setting since 2017, applying her intervention and assessment skills. Ashlee is an evidence-based clinician skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma therapy, Child Development and AOD. Ashlee also has extensive experience working with NDIS clients of all ages.

Professional Training

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
CORES Suicide Intervention
Working with Young People and Cannabis
Suicide Risk: Assessment and Management Workshop
Key Word Sign Basic Workshop

Writing Positive Behaviour Support Plans (WPBSP)

Areas of interest include;

  • Psychometric and Psychoeducational assessments
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour Management
  • Substance misuse
  • Depression and Anxiety

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Grace is an experienced Provisional Psychologist who received her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from James Cook University in 2016. Since then, Grace has gained experience working across both government and non-government sectors as both a Provisional Psychologist and a Behaviour Support Clinician.

Therapeutic Approach

Grace employs a number of evidence-based interventions with clients including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Positive Behaviour Support, Motivational Interviewing, and Social Skills Training.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Positive Practices in Behavioural Support – Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Registered Behavioural Technician – Institute of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy – MUSC
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Areas Of Interest Include:

  • Psychometric and Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Defence Personnel
  • Mood Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Child Development

Naomi graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2014. She completed multiple placements within the JCU Speech Pathology Clinic, Community Rehab NQ, Queensland Health hospital settings, Cerebral Palsy League and private practice while at university. Since graduating, Naomi has worked in private practice working primarily with children however also enjoys working with adults. She has experience working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech delays, language disorders, literacy difficulties, fluency disorders, and feeding difficulties.

Professional Training

  • Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)
  • Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering
  • Basic Key Word Sign Workshop
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2)
  • It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Areas of interest include;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Early childhood development
  • Tongue ties
  • Youth justice and/or trauma related communication difficulties

Lauren graduated from James Cook University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Lauren previously worked with the ADF population in Townsville, gaining experience with how both physical and psychological conditions impact one’s ability to engage in daily activities.

Lauren completed a number of placements at university, including but not limited to residential aged care, acute rehabilitation and neurosurgery.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Key Word Signing
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Sensory Defensiveness Training: The Wilbarger Protocol (Tactile and Oral Techniques)

Areas of interest include:

  • Enabling independence within the home and community.
  • Exploring sensory needs and the impact this has on engagement in daily occupations;
  • Developing fine motor skills to enable one to engage in everyday activities;
  • Completing task analyses to aid intervention planning and/ or prescription of appropriate assisstive technology

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

  • Weight reduction
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol lowering
  • High blood pressure
  • Food sensitivities
  • Healthy lifestyles and sports nutrition.

Kira is an experience Provisional Psychologist with a background in government and non-government agencies. Kira obtained her Bachelor of Psychological Science from James Cook University in 2016, before moving to the UK to study a Masters of Science specialising in Sport and Exercise Psychology. After returning to Australia Kira went on to gain experience and skills in the areas of Child Psychology, Group Therapy, Case Management, Substance Abuse, Forensic Psychology and working with indigenous clients. 

Therapeutic Approach: 

Kira has developed skills in several evidence-based interventions and caters her approach to the client and their needs. Some interventions include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Social Skills Training. 

Professional Training: 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid 
  • Key Word Sign Basic Workshop 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Motivational Interviewing – HMA 
  • Managing Conflict and Challenging Behaviour – MAYBO 
  • Foundations in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – CanFASD 
  • The dynamic Supervision of Sexual Offenders – Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) 
  • Static -99R, Stable 2007 and Acute 2007 Training – QCS Academy 
  • Urinalysis and Breath Testing