About Me
Alex Crawford
Clinical Psychologist
MAPS, FCCLP, BAdvSci (Hons), BA, MClinPsych
Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University

I am passionate about working with people to assist them in better understanding their emotions and relationships, and cultivating habits that can lead to a greater sense of contentment and fulfilment. I place a person's values at the heart of my work with them, as these can guide the therapy process to a place that will be most beneficial for them as an individual. I aim to create a therapeutic environment that is open, accepting and compassionate, and instils a sense of strength.

 

I have advanced training and experience working with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and draw on methods from a number of other therapy styles where appropriate (see below for an extensive list). Above this is a list of the types of presenting problems I have experience working to support people with.

I have worked with people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and religious orientations, and consider myself an LGBTQI ally.

I am an accredited clinical supervisor and offer clinical supervision for Psychologists and Clinical Psychology Registrars who are completing the AHPRA Clinical Psychology Registrar program.

I have experience and training working with the following presenting problems:

Anxiety  -  Depressed mood  -  Bipolar  -  Panic attacks  -   Adult ADHD  -  Single-incident and complex trauma  -  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  -  Dealing with relationship problems  -  Grief  -  Adjustment difficulties  -  Dealing with family conflict   -  Coping with chronic health issues  -  Gender dysphoria  -  Managing study and work stress

I have formal training and experience working using the following therapy modalities:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  -  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  -  The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy  -  Mindfulness-based intervention  -  Exposure therapy  -  Telehealth  -  Functional Behaviour Analysis  -  Trauma-Informed Practice  -  Schema Therapy  -  Family Systems Therapy (I use this approach in my work with individuals, however, do not currently offer family therapy)

I am a member of the following professional organisations:

Australian Psychological Society -  APS College of Clinical Psychologists (Fellow)  -  Doctors for Refugees  -  Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University - APS Psychologists for Peace (NSW/ACT Branch Coordinator)  -  Association of Contextual Behavioural Science

I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist and accredited Clinical Supervisor 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.