1073 Whakaue Street,
1073 Whakaue Street,
Broad experience across mental health, forensic, work-place assessment, ACC, clinical supervision and neuropsychology domains born out of long term clinical practice as a consultant in a rural area where wide scope of clinical skills is required.
Expert level knowledge of clinical psychology assessment, including neuro-psychometric testing.
Proven record in provision of excellent standards of clinical psychology treatment, including extensive experience as therapy provider across child, youth and adult mental health and with offending behaviour.
Extensive training and experience in cognitive and behavioural therapies.
Specialist level experience as programme designer and trainer for a cognitive-behavioural group programme for youth 2002 (Department of Corrections EQUIP Programme), 2008 (Department of Corrections Community Programme) and 2013-14 (Offence focused group programme for Department of Child-Youth and Family Residential Youth Justice) and a community-based, skills focused youth offender programme in 2015.
Strong experience in cross cultural settings: Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology, PhD with Youth Gangs in Auckland, experience setting up and collaboratively running a bicultural therapy model with Te Arawa in Rotorua
Interest, ability and willingness to work and collaborate with a range of professionals. Ability to establish professional boundaries across multiple roles and willingness and expertise to provide constructive feedback and leadership amongst colleagues, including in my past role as Branch Advisory Psychologist to ACC, as a supervisor of psychologists and my past management role as Principal Psychologist-Department of Corrections.
Extensive experience with formal report writing for the court, NZ Parole Board, workplace medico-legal assessment, ACC, police, Youth Justice and as Ministry of Health designated Specialist Assessor for Intellectual Disability. I presently write many of the s333 reports in the Bay of Plenty region under contract to Hauora Waikato.
Completed a three year contract as clinical rater on EAGLES global clinical trial for smoking cessation with psychiatric patients in association with Lakeland Clinical Trials.
Has held contracts and consulted as a subject matter expert for a variety of government departments.
I spend my spare time with family, as well as competing in enduro mountain biking events, white-water kayaking and skiing. I have lived near Rotorua since 1999 and together with family we have made the Rotorua region home.