B.A. (Hons) M.Clin.Psych. MAPS, MBPS, C.Clin. C.Psycol.
-Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
-Member of the College of Clinical Psychology
-Chartered Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society
Michael has 15 years experience working for public mental health services both in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has worked in a variety of roles such as Psychological Therapies, Inpatient Care, Crisis Assessment and Intervention, Living Skills, Case Management and Assertive Outreach. This has enabled Michael to deliver high quality psychological interventions to people with complex mental health difficulties.
Michael has worked in a variety of ‘senior’ roles including Senior Psychologist for the public Psychologists Tweed/Byron Network and the team leader for an acute care service.
Michael is known for his commitment to Clinical Supervision. He has supervised numerous Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Allied Health Professionals. Michael regularly trains post graduate students from Bond and Griffith Universities. He has also supervised members of an Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (Brighton, UK).
Michael has completed two research studies on survivors of traumatic events, Vietnam Veterans and Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
Michael believes that people who come to therapy have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The role of Psychology is to both respect this knowledge whilst also exploring alternative ways to deal with problems.
Michael enjoys trying to keep up with his three young children and Springer Spaniel.