Alex Crawford (she/her)
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 - Bibliotherapy - 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.