Michelle Parker-Tomlin

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Description

Michelle is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and an Associate Member of the Australian Psychology Society.  She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and Applied Behaviour Analysis and is presently completing her Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Registrar Program.  She has experience supporting clients with a range of anxiety disorders and other mental health difficulties.  She has worked with clients across the life span in hospital, aged care, rehabilitation and research settings.  She has conducted research, been invited to speak and present posters at national and international conferences, published book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles on interprofessional practice and clinical decision-making.  She practices a client centred approach to evidence based treatments, using goal driven case formulations.  She primarily utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and has experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness.    
Treatment Areas

  • Working with school aged children, adolescents, adults, and older adults
  • Specialises in OCD and related disorders
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress
What is your experience?
  • Worked with people across the life span primarily using CBT and also ACT, schema Therapy and Mindfulness
  • Extensive experience working as a psychologist on CBT based intensive exposure and response prevention NHMRC funded treatment for children and adolescence with moderate to severe OCD symptoms
  • Treating anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression, stress, existential crisis, and eating disorders in hospital, rehabilitation and university clinic environments
  • Experienced in working with the elderly both in aged care and rehabilitation settings
What motivates you in your practice?
  • A passion for helping people to reach their goals and to live a life that has meaning for them