Areas of Interest
Laura is a generally registered Psychologist, who completed undergraduate degree in Psychology, with honours in 2012, and her clinical master’s degree in 2017. She is also in her final year of her PhD, with her area of research being female body image. Specifically, Laura’s research is aimed at better understanding the reasons why young women idealise unrealistic body types and engage in disordered eating and exercise behaviour.
Laura has experience working with a variety of populations and presentations. She spent two years working as the Project Manager on the BRAVE program, an online CBT program aimed at helping treat children and teenagers with social anxiety. Over the course of her master’s degree at Griffith University, Laura worked with both adults and children on a number of issues including; anxiety, autism, ADHD, depression, trauma, PTSD, attachment disruption, adjustment problems, anger, body dissatisfaction, and personality disorders.
Laura typically works with clients aged 17 years and over. She uses a variety of evidence-based techniques, depending on client preference, and suitability. Specifically, she uses treatment approaches from Cognitive Therapy (CT), Behavioural Therapy (BT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
Laura Uhlmann can help with: