Senior Lecturer and Clinician (North Melb)

B.App.Sci., GD Ch & Adol Psych., GD Crim., M.A., M.Clin.Psych., Ph.D. (Melb) MAPS

Terry co-ordinates units at the post-graduate level and supervises research students. In addition to his teaching, supervision and own research, he also sees clients in CMI’s North Melbourne clinic, and in private practice. 

Terry has co-ordinated Doctoral, Masters and/or Fourth year programs at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and the University of the West Indies. He also co-chaired a graduate unit in Correctional Psychology at New York University while on international study leave in 2007.

In 1999, Terry published a single authored book on social welfare policy in Australia that went to third edition and remained a prescribed text in numerous Australian graduate courses for almost a decade. He has contributed to more than 25 book chapters and articles in refereed journals, presented more than 50 papers at national and international conferences, and been on the Editorial Board of numerous journals. As Principal Researcher, Terry has secured over half a million dollars in external research and consultancy funding.

He has written and delivered offender rehabilitation programs that have been adopted in a number of Australian jurisdictions; was a member of the Victorian Department of Justice Reference group that re-drafted legislation relating to family violence; and his research team produced the medico-legal Guidelines relating to young people's rights in health care settings for Victorian General Practitioners.


Terry has expertise in both clinical and forensic arenas.

Areas of particular interest in client treatment:

  • Psychodynamic approaches
  • Couple’s work
  • Addiction
  • Men’s issues
  • Mandated clients / those with high levels of perceived coercion
  • Psycho-legal issues

Research Interests:

  • The therapeutic alliance and its correlates
  • Predictors of treatment success
  • Client motivation and readiness
  • Addiction and Desistance
  • Family violence
  • Young people / children who commit serious crime
  • Competence and consent

Selected Publications


  • Bartholomew, T. (1999). A Long Way From Home: Family Homelessness in the Current Social Welfare Context. Melbourne: Deakin University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Bartholomew, T., & Carvalho, T. (2005). Australian medical practitioners’ decisions regarding the competence and confidentiality rights of a young patient with suspected anorexia nervosa. Trends in Eating Disorders Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc (pp. 47-63).
  • Argyrides, M., & Bartholomew, T. (2004). Understanding criminal behaviour: Identifying psychological differences between domestically violent offenders and non-offenders.  In G. Mesko, M. Pagon, & B. Dobovsek (Eds.), Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice (pp. 551-565). Koda Press: Slovenia.
  • Powell. M.B., & Bartholomew, T. (2003). Interviewing and assessing clients from different
  • cultural backgrounds: Guidelines for all forensic professionals. In R. Bull., & D. Carson. (Eds.). Psychology in Legal Contexts. (625-644). 2nd Edition. London: Wiley.    


  • Hardcastle, L., Bartholomew, T., & Graffam, J. (2011). Legislative and community support for offender reintegration in Victoria. Deakin Law Review, 16(1), 111-132.
  • Bartholomew, T. (2009). How General Practitioners determine young people’s rights. Youth Studies Australia, 28(2), 5-13.
  • Muraca, K., & Bartholomew, T. (2008). The relationship between community attitudes and new racial vilification laws in Australia: A comparison of a legal and extra-legal classification model. Internet Journal of Criminology and Australian Hate Crime Network Clearinghouse, NSW.
  • Bartholomew, T., & Carvalho, T. (2007). Medical practitioners’ competence and confidentiality decisions with a minor: An anorexia nervosa case study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 12(4), 495-508.
  • Bartholomew, T., & Carvalho, T. (2005). General practitioners' competence and confidentiality determinations with a minor who requests the oral contraceptive pill. Journal of Law and Medicine, 13(2), 191-203.
  • Powell, M.B., Bartholomew, T.P., & McCabe, M. P. (2003). Specialisation within the specialisation? Thoughts on the content of contemporary forensic psychology programs. Australian Journal of Forensic Psychology: International Perspectives. 1, 12-17.
  • Bartholomew, T., & Paxton, S. (2003). General Practitioners’ perspectives regarding competence and confidentiality in an adolescent with suspected anorexia nervosa: Legal and ethical considerations. Journal of Law and Medicine, 5(2), 126-139.
  • Powell. M.B., & Bartholomew, T. (2003). The treatment of multi-cultural issues in contemporary forensic psychology textbooks. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 10(1), 46-57.