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 areas of interest are perinatal (pre and postnatal) mental health, complex trauma, chronic pain and health psychology.
Lucy has training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach, Compassion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 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.
As you can see, Lucy has many interests, which is testament to her passion in the area of mental health.