Lucy is a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. She has a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Lucy has been recognised for her clinical and academic excellence by winning several awards during her studies including the Shirley Barrett Prize and the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College Student Prize.
Lucy's areas of interest are focused on attachment and trauma, including: perinatal (pre and postnatal) mental health, complex trauma, chronic pain and health psychology. Her work is underpinned by interpersonal neurobiological and evolutionary psychology. Her preferred approaches are compassion focussed therapy and EMDR.
Lucy has training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, Compassion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, principals of Dialectual Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
Lucy's Honours research focused on Internet use and psychological well-being in adolescents, including compulsive Internet use (http://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJD_2014012813174717.pdf). Her Masters research examined whether Facebook use could improve psychological well-being for people with Autistic traits. Needless to say, Lucy has up to date knowledge on the influence of technology and the Internet.
In addition to working as a private practitioner, Lucy has worked with the Australian Centre for Arson Research and Treatment (ACART) at Bond University as a researcher and clinician.
Lucy is currently completing a PhD focussed on understanding factors influencing birth experiences as well as the impact of birth experiences on women and the mother-infant relationship.
As you can see, Lucy has many interests, which is testament to her passion in the area of mental health.
Member World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
Member Australasian Marcè Society
Member EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
Member Centre for Perinatal Psychology