MAPS, FCCLP, BAdvSci (Hons), BA, MClinPsych
I am passionate about working flexibly with people to assist them in better understanding their emotions and relationships, and cultivating habits that can lead to a greater sense of personal happiness and fulfilment. I place my client’s values at the center of my work with them, as these will guide the therapy process to a place that will be most beneficial for them. I aim to create a therapeutic environment that is open, accepting and compassionate, while also instilling a sense of strength in my client as an individual.
I have advanced training and experience working with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and I also draw on methods from a number of other therapy styles where appropriate (see below for an extensive list). Below is also a list of the main categories of presenting problems I have worked with, however, I am constantly looking to develop new skills and experience, so if your presenting difficulties do not fall into one of these categories, this does not mean I will not be open to working with you. Please contact me and we can have a conversation to determine whether I would be a suitable therapist for you.
I have experience and an interest in working with clients from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and religious orientations, as well as members of the LGBTI community.
I have experience and training working with the following presenting problems:
Anxiety - Depressed mood - Bipolar - Panic attacks - Adult ADHD - Complex trauma - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Relationship problems - Grief - Adjustment difficulties - Family conflict - Personality difficulties - Coping with chronic health issues
I have formal training in the following therapy modalities:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy - Mindfulness-based intervention - Exposure therapy - Functional Behaviour Analysis - Trauma-Informed Practice - Schema Therapy
I am a member of the following professional organisations:
Australian Psychological Society - APS College of Clinical Psychologists (Fellow) - Doctors for Refugees
I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Medicare.
I have published the following journal articles:
Stevenson, C., Crawford, A., McCann, D., Everett, M., Casburn, K., Morrison, L., Newsom-Smith, E., Burchfield, K. (2019). Mental Health Service Delivery in Rural and Remote Regions: Can Telecare partnerships meet the needs of children? Rural and Remote Health Conference.
Abimbola, A., Li, C., Mitchell, M., Everett, M., Casburn, K., Crooks, P., Hammond, R., Milling, H., Ling, L., Reilly, A., Crawford, A., Cane, L., Hopp, D., Stolp, E., Davies, S., Martinuik, A. (2019). On the Same Page: Co-designing the logic model of a telehealth service for children in rural and remote Australia. Digital Health.
Crawford, A., Newall, C., Rapee, R. M. (2013). Recent Advances in the Treatment of Social Phobia. The Acparian. Issue 5.