About Me
Alex Crawford
Clinical Psychologist
MAPS, FCCLP, BAdvSci (Hons), BA, MClinPsych

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 in those I work with.

 

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 main types of presenting problems I have worked to support people with, however, I am constantly looking to develop new skills and experience, so if your main difficulties do not fall into one of these categories but you are still interested in working with me, please reach out and we can have a conversation to determine whether I could still be a suitable therapist for you.

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

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 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 

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.

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