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Works with adults, adolescents, groups and workplaces.

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.

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
Online Training course for Cognitive Processing Therapy through MUSC
Dr Rachel Field workshop on “Family reports and family violence in Australian Law proceedings and “Ethics and the legitimacy of mediation”
Trauma-Focussed Therapy Working with Adults – Phoenix Australia

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
Trauma-Focussed Therapy for Adults

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

Works with adults and groups.

APPROACH

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

Recent Training

NDIS PBSP training 

DVA Suicide prevention

The APS Psychology of Weight Management training 

EMDR training

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

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

Works with adults and adolescents.

Megan is a Registered Psychologist who has worked across government and non-government sectors. She has worked in a variety of roles across adult and juvenile forensic settings, the disability sector, and in an independent Catholic high school before entering private practice.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Megan 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 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Positive Practices in Behavioural Support – Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • Registered Behavioural Technician – Institute For Behavioural Training.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) – Level 1.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy – MUSC.
  • ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.
  • Trauma-Focussed Therapy – Phoenix Australia.

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE

  • Psychometric and Psychoeducational Assessments
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Complex Behaviour Management
  • Trauma
  • Forensic

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.
  • Principles and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - (Australian Psychological Society).

Areas Of Interest Include:

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

Phoebe is an experienced Provisional Psychologist who received her Bachelor of Psychology from James Cook University in 2016. Her background is in government agencies non-government agencies, gaining experience in working with Indigenous clients, forensic settings, substance abuse, group therapy and working with children. 


Therapeutic Approach

Phoebe 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

  • The dynamic Supervision of Sexual Offenders – Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) 
  • Static -99R, Stable 2007 and Acute 2007 Training – QCS 
  • Making Choices for Women – QCS 
  • Academy Motivational Interviewing – HMA 
  • ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
  • Tracey Westerman -  Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competency

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

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)
The Traffic Jam in my Brain (a sensory processing approach to challenges associated with Autism, ADHD, learning and behavioural difficulties) 
Teaching skills to people with intellectual disability 
Behaviour success with young children
Foundations in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – CanFASD 
Secret Agent Society (SAS) social emotional skills training

Camp Jabiru 2019

Areas of interest include:

Childhood development
Autism Spectrum Disorders 
Physical skill development 
Sensory processing 
Transition to adulthood

Cathrine graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2016. Cathrine previously worked with the ADF and older adults promoting function and independence to remain within their homes as well as working part time within a school to support students with disabilities engage in curriculum.

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE;

Sensory supportive strategies to enhance learning

Classroom strategies to promote inclusive education

Developmental milestones to support independence

Megan completed her Master’s degree from Griffith University, Gold Coast in 2014. Megan is originally from Canada, but now calls Townsville home where she has lived for the past 4 years. Since graduating, Megan has worked for Queensland Health as well as in the Private Practices setting working with both children and adults. She has experience working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) speech delays/disorders, language delays/disorders, literacy difficulties, fluency disorders, and feeding difficulties.

Professional Training

  • Infant and Paediatric Feeding Essentials Workshop: Paediatric Feeding Difficulties
  • Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Training
  • Demystifying Hearing Impairment workshop
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2)
  • Speech Pathology Australia conference (2017)
  • Secret Agent Society (SAS) Training 


Areas of interest include;

  • Early childhood development
  • Fluency disorders 
  • Speech and/or language disorders 
  • Feeding difficulties/concerns
  • Voice disorders 

AREAS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:

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

Cass is in her 4th year of Speech Pathology at James Cook University and will graduate at the end of 2019. She completed her 3rd year placement at Psylutions for development and enjoyed the workplace and caseload so much that she decided to return and work as an Allied Health Therapy Assistant. She has worked in several private practices throughout her degree and is passionate about providing services across the lifespan.