Terry has worked in hospital, University, not-for-profit and private practice settings both in Australia and overseas. He also has co-ordinated graduate psychology programs at numerous Australian and international Universities and still teaches graduate units at Cairnmillar.
Terry works with adults, couples and older adolescents, in the areas of relationship / work / psycho-legal difficulties and transitions, family challenges, depression, trauma, identity struggles, men’s issues, self-harm, and substance use / addiction.
Terry sees the broad goal of most therapeutic work as providing a forum for the client to enhance their insight and understanding, and for this to contribute to a more value-consistent and satisfying life. His client-centred method begins with a collaborative process where goals are arrived at and adjusted, and his therapeutic process utilises rapport, support, validation, empathy, pattern recognition, shared problem solving, and challenge in order to help clients improve their situation, insight and coping abilities.
In addition to his teaching, supervision and own research, Dr Bartholomew also sees clients in the CMI North Melbourne clinic and in private practice, where he specialises in high risk / high needs clients. Terry has been a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, and the University of the West Indies, where he has co-ordinated Doctoral, Masters and Fourth year programs. Terry’s book on social welfare policy in Australia (‘A long way from home’) went to third edition and was a prescribed text in numerous Australian graduate courses for almost a decade. He also has more than 25 book chapters and articles in refereed journals and has been on the editorial Board of numerous journals (including ‘Psychiatry, Psychology and Law’ and ‘the Journal of Interpersonal Violence’). As Principal Researcher, he has secured over three quarters of a million dollars in external research and consultancy funding in the last 20 years. Terry was also a member of the Victorian Department of Justice Reference group that contributed to the re-drafting of Victorian legislation relating to family violence; he is a recipient of an Australian Violence Prevention Award for his work designing and delivering intervention programs for violent men; and his multi-disciplinary research team produced the medico-legal Guidelines relating to young people’s rights in health care settings for Victorian General Practitioners.