Dr Terence Bartholomew

Clinical Psychologist

  • BAppSci (Psych), PG Dip Psych, GDipCrim, M.A., MClinPsych, PhD (Melb) MAPS  FCCLP
Terence Bartholomew

Clinical Expertise

• Psychodynamic work with a range of adult client presentations
• Addiction
• Psycho-legal concerns
• Couple’s counselling
• Co-occurring and complex disorders
• and other high risk / high needs adult clients

Treatment Approaches

  • Brief Psychodynamic approaches
  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Gottman Relationship Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy

Terry’s preference is to draw on these approaches as indicated by client and/or clinical factors, but to remain grounded in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic frameworks.

Location & Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Terry is a clinical psychologist who 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 often discussed and reviewed, 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.

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 psychology programs. His book on social welfare policy in Australia went to third edition and was a prescribed text in numerous Australian graduate courses for almost a decade. He has also published more than 25 book chapters and articles, presented more than 60 papers at national and international conferences, and been on the Editorial Board of numerous journals (including ‘Psychiatry, Psychology and Law’ and ‘the Journal of Interpersonal Violence’).

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.


Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Arts (Criminology)
Post-Graduate Diploma Child and Adolescent Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Criminology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)