Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Clinician

Location: North Melbourne

Availability: Monday, Thursdays

 Qualifications:

  • An AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology
  • Postgraduate qualifications in clinical psychology, counselling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, forensic psychology and forensic mental health
  • A member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Background and experience:

Joseph has more than 25 years of clinical experience working within primary care, community and inpatient mental health, and forensic mental health settings in New Zealand and Australia. He has had extensive experience carrying out cognitive and neuropsychological, specialist assessments (e.g., ABI, ADHD, ASD, etc.) and forensic psychological assessments. He has provided expert evidence at the Melbourne County and Supreme Court.

Approach:

Joseph utilises evidence-based therapies Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and ‘third wave therapies’ such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy. He also utilises Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. He has long term experience in providing individual and group-based treatment.

Scope:

Joseph accepts referrals with complex presentations such as mental health issues, intellectual/cognitive problems, neurodevelopmental disabilities, personality issues, complex trauma, problematic behaviours (e.g., violent offending, sexual offending, etc.), sexual abuse, and substance use issues. Joseph works with clients who have issues with depression, anxiety and serious mental health issues (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.), adjustment problems/life stresses, self-esteem/self-confidence issues, interpersonal and relationship issues, grief, offending behaviours, anger and mood/emotional regulation issues. He works mostly but not exclusively with adults.

About Joseph:

Joseph has worked with clients coming from diverse cultural backgrounds and he approaches clients with empathy, compassion, and validation. He values developing a good therapeutic relationship with his clients and he helps them develop insight and skills in order to address psychological difficulties and live more meaningful lives.

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