Sarah’s Background and Qualifications
Sarah completed a Bachelor of Arts with dual majors in Psychology and Psychophysiology, and Honours in Psychology at Swinburne University. Sarah also completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. Sarah has been registered and practicing as a clinical psychologist since 2004.
After completing her Master of Clinical Psychology, Sarah worked in various settings within the public mental health system as a clinical psychologist between 2004 and 2017. Her main role was in adult acute psychiatry with a Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) from 2008 to 2017. Sarah also spent around four years working in Continuing Care Teams with adult outpatients, and has worked in youth specific early psychosis teams and a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in a rural setting.
This experience has helped Sarah develop a comprehensive understanding of complex mental health conditions and how to treat them. By drawing on her training and experience, Sarah can provide individualised evidence-based treatments for a wide range of issues.
Ongoing professional development is a core part of Sarah’s practice and she is committed to staying up to date with research and the latest treatment approaches in her field.
Sarah uses evidence-based treatment frameworks including:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Trauma informed care
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