Registration

Clinical Psychologist
Psychology Board of Australia, PSY0000964785

  • Clinical Psychologist (2011–Present)
  • Psychologist (2007–2011)
  • Provisional Psychologist (2005–2007)

Qualifications

The Australian National University
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
2005–2011

University of Wollongong
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
2003

The Australian National University
Bachelor of Science
1999–2002

Certifications

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Certified Advanced Practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
2010–2016

Ongoing Education

School for Body-Mind Centering® / Somatic Education Australasia

Somatic Movement Educator Certification Program
2019–Present

Memberships

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
Individual Member
2021–Present

The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association
Student Member
2019–Present

Body-Mind Centering® Association
Student Member
2018–Present

The Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
Fellow
2011–Present

The Australian Psychological Society
Member
2011–Present

Experience

Clinical Psychologist
The University of Melbourne Counselling and Psychological Services, Locum
May 2022-Present
Melbourne, Australia

Provision of psychological therapy and counselling services for university students and staff.


Clinical Psychologist
Thorne Harbour Health Counselling Service, Volunteer
May 2022-Present
Melbourne, Australia

Provision of psychological therapy and counselling services for peers in LGBTIQ+ communities and people living with HIV.


Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice
Jun 2008–Present
Canberra and Melbourne, Australia

Provision of psychological therapy services for adults.

Locations:

  • Osteopathic Sense, Melbourne, Part-Time (2022–Present)
  • Independent practice, Canberra, Full-Time (2012–2021)
  • CPRU Psychology / Canberra Posttraumatic Stress Centre, Canberra, Part-Time (2008–2012)

Service contracts:

  • Bupa ADF Health Services (2020–2021)
  • Victim Support ACT (2018–Present)
  • Victims Services NSW (2016–Present)
  • Medibank ADF Garrison Health Services (2012–2019)

I’ve also provided psychological therapy services to Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force personnel referred under a sub-contract with CPRU Psychology (2008-2010 and 2008-2012, respectively), veterans referred under DVA (2017-Present), and NSW Police personnel referred under the NSW State Regulation Authority (2018-2021).


Trainer-in-Training
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Internship (Trainer Development Program)
Dec 2012–Jul 2016
Broomfield, United States

Assisted in the running and teaching of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy professional development courses in Melbourne under the mentorship of senior trainers:

  • Level 2: Developmental Injury, Assistant, (Oct 2014–May 2016)
  • Level 1: Treatment of Trauma, Trainer-in-Training, (Dec 2013–Jun 2014)
  • Level 1: Treatment of Trauma, Assistant, (Oct 2012–Apr 2013)

Program Coordinator
Australian National University Counselling Centre, Casual
Mar 2009 – Nov 2009
Canberra, Australia

Coordinated a peer support walking program for university students experiencing low mood and depression.


Psychologist
Australian National University Counselling Centre, Locum
Oct 2007 – Jun 2008
Canberra, Australia

Provided student counselling and psychological therapy services, delivered workshops and seminars, supervised the coordinator of a peer support program, and provided training and consultation for senior residents of residential halls/colleges.


Psychologist
NSW Government Health Queanbeyan Mental Health Service, Part-Time
Mar 2007–Aug 2007
Queanbeyan, Australia

Worked within a regional adult specialist mental health service incorporating a continuing care team and acute community intervention service. Provided non-urgent assessment, treatment, case management, and support for adults with severe mental health conditions; and assessment, treatment, and referral for adults who were acutely unwell or in crisis.

This position also doubled as the final two clinical training placements for my DPsych (Clinical) program.


Program Coordinator
Australian National University Counselling Centre, Casual
Mar 2006–Nov 2006
Canberra, Australia

Coordinated a peer support walking program for university students experiencing low mood and depression.


Provisional Psychologist
Australian National University DPsych (Clinical) Program
Mar 2005–Apr 2007
Canberra, Australia

Clinical training placements:

  • St Edmunds College Student Counselling Service (2006–2007): Provided counselling, psychometric testing, and group programs for students in years 4 to 12.
  • ACT Mental Health Psychiatric Services Unit (2006): Provided psychological treatment and group programs for adults in an acute inpatient service. Also attended multidisciplinary clinical review meetings, ward rounds, and an ECT clinic.
  • ACT Mental Health Brian Hennessey Rehabilitation Centre (2006): Provided psychological therapy for adults in a secure extended care inpatient service and community care unit.
  • ACT Mental Health Woden Mental Health Team (2006): Worked in a multidisciplinary continuing care team providing psychological therapy and group programs for adults. Also attended clinical review meetings and shadowed colleagues providing non-urgent assessment, treatment, case management and support.
  • Australian National University Psychology Clinic (2005): Provided psychometric testing for learning disorders and psychological therapy for adults experiencing anxiety and depression.


Support Worker
Mental Health Foundation ACT Residential Respite Program, Casual
2005–2006
Canberra, Australia

Worked in a planned respite service providing psychosocial rehabilitation and support for people with severe / enduring mental health conditions.


Support Worker
Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Pioneer Clubhouse, Full-Time
Feb 2004–Jan 2004
Sydney, Australia

Worked alongside members of a consumer-led mental health community support service providing psychosocial rehabilitation and support for people with severe / enduring mental health conditions.

Publications

Costin, D. L., Mackinnon, A. J., Griffiths, K. M., Batterham, P. J., Bennett, A. J., Bennett, K., & Christensen, H. (2009). Health e-cards as a means of encouraging help seeking for depression among young adults: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(4), e42. Doi: 10.2196/jmir.1294