Psychology Supervisors – Dr Michael Free

Dr Michael Free   Quals: BA (Psych), MA, Dip Clin Psych, PhD

Psychology Supervision: Dr Michael Free is arguably one of the most experienced professional supervisors in psychology in current practice in Queensland. He estimates that he has supervised over 200 other psychologists over the course of his 30 year career. In addition to working in public health and private practice, Dr Free has also lectured at Griffith University, in both the undergraduate and post-graduate clinical psychology training programs.

Counselling Approach: Dr Free is qualified to supervise in Behaviour Therapy, Behaviour Modification, Cognitive Therapy, CBT, and Schema Therapy. He has worked in Government Mental Health, Acute and Chronic inpatient adult psychiatry, Community psychiatry, Intellectual disability, Academic, and Private Practice settings, and has special skills in program design, organisational analysis, and psycho-educational group psychotherapy. His areas of special interest include anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, and psychotherapy with Christian clients.

Fees: $150 per hour plus GST. Full details available on Dr Free’s website.

drfree1Availability: Contact Dr Free for further information.

Practice Location: Chapel Hill.

Appointments: Please call 0412 132 560, or leave a message on 3720 1122.

Website:  http://drmichaelfree.wordpress.com/

Email: drmichaelfree@bigpond.com

Positive Psychology – Dr Laurie Lumsden

Dr Laurie Lumsden    Quals: BA, MA, PhD, MAPS

Positive Psychology:  Positive Psychology is primarily concerned with using psychological theory, research and intervention techniques to understand the positive, adaptive, creative and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behaviour. It is similar to Life Coaching but from a scientific perspective.

Counselling approach:  In therapy, I build on your strengths, abilities and habits you bring to the practice; you learn to observe and manage your thoughts and emotions. I help you develop interpersonal skills to manage work and family relationships better and help you develop practical thinking skills for everyday living. I help you identify and achieve goals, identify and further develop personal strengths and virtues. I lead you through the researched techniques that lead to happiness.

Dr Laurie Lumsden

Fees:  See Website

Current Availability: No waiting list

Practice Location: Suite 15a, Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore

Appointments: Phone 1300 668 114

Website: www.peoplesolution.com.au

 

Interpersonal Psychotherapy – Dr Laurie Lumsden

Dr Laurie Lumsden    Quals: BA, MA, PhD, MAPS

Interpersonal Psychotherapy:  IPT is a supportive psychotherapy that is time-limited and focuses on building your interpersonal skills. Looking at how you interact with people can help you better understand your emotions in relation to them and how this can contribute to psychological problems.

Counselling Approach:  Social Learning Theory is used to explain how our communication skills and styles develop; how our values, attitudes and beliefs become what they are, and how they shape the way we perceive, interpret and respond to other people. Psychometric assessment using instruments such as the Young Schema Questionnaire and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire could be used. Reading Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages is highly recommended.

Dr Laurie Lumsden

Fees:  See Website

Current Availability: No waiting list

Practice Location: Suite 15a, Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore

Appointments: Phone 1300 668 114

Website: www.peoplesolution.com.au

 

Trauma and PTSD – Dr Laurie Lumsden

Dr Laurie Lumsden    Quals: BA, MA, PhD, MAPS

Trauma & PTSD:  PTSD is a condition that results from exposure to an incident of overwhelming horror. The exposure can be over a long period of time or experienced as a single incident. The experience is such that it is outside the range of normal expectation of the person, and cannot be processed normally.

The shock of the incident bursts in our memory like shattering glass. Some memories are clear and accurate. Some are distorted. Some shards of memory lie in wait for us to stand on (be triggered). The triggering process results in us reliving aspects of the trauma through memories and dreams, visual or other imagery such as sounds and movement, hyper-vigilance, and recall of actual emotional responses such as fear and disgust.

Counselling Approach: Counselling carefully avoids re-traumatising clients by asking them to relive the incident. The emphasis is to teach strategies to deal with symptoms such as depression, anger, and loss of self-esteem, flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or images. CBT approaches and techniques are taught, leaving the client in control of the speed at which they move through to recovery.

Dr Laurie LumsdenFees:  See Website

Current Availability: No waiting list

Practice Location: Suite 15a, Kenmore Village, 9 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore

Appointments: Phone 1300 668 114

Website: www.peoplesolution.com.au