Clinical Psychologist 

Carrie is a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the APS and AHPRA) who has worked in a variety of mental health settings, both public and private for twenty five years. Over the last fifteen years Carrie has been working in private practice as well as supervising and mentoring other clinicians. She practices on the Sunshine Coast QLD delivering psychological therapy to clients referred with anxiety, depression, trauma and experiencing significant stressors that have a negative impact on daily life.  

Carrie is also a speaker and has presented at training events and workshops all over the country for GPs, clients, and the general public. She has delivered research papers at conferences, published articles in magazines, and has been interviewed on radio shows, such as Hack on Triple J.  Carrie has also presented at mental health awareness events including sharing the stage with other speakers such as Jessica Rowe. Carrie is also the creator of the program Habits for Happier (TM) program. Carrie is currently undertaking PhD research in the area psychology/psychologist engagement with integrative mental health care approaches. Carrie is also a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist (registered with NHAA and TGA). 

NB: Clients can only be seen as either a Clinical Psychology client or Naturopathic/Nutrition client. Psychologists in Australia can only see clients from one profession (Australian Psychological Society Ethical Guidelines) and not the integration of both disciplines.

“If we can get our food, sleep, and movement to an adaptive and sustainable place we see an improvement in our mood and our overall sense of well being. We are then more likely to be able to find the energy to work on our thoughts and behaviours to bring about a change, and freedom from our worry and unhelpful beliefs that hold us back.” Carrie Thomson-Casey

Speaker

Carrie also enjoys sharing her knowledge through writing, speaking, workshops and corporate events. Contact Carrie to arrange a bespoke event for you or your organisation’s needs. Workshops are for the general public, such as Resilience for the Anxious Mind & Body and Habits for Happier. Other workshops focus on upskilling health professionals, such as Naturopaths, Nutritionist, Dietitians, Health Coaches, Personal Trainers, and Physios to work with clients who mental health needs (differential diagnosis, using psychometrics, the therapeutic relationship, creating therapeutic movement, counselling skills and delivering psycho-education to clients). Previous workshops include Mental Health for Allied Health and Complementary Medicine Practitioners (MHCAM) and Psychology and Complementary Medicine (PCAM) workshop and Evidence in Creating Change and Outcomes (ECCO) program. As well applying this knowledge to clients, Carrie also works with health professionals in achieving work life balance and minimising the incidence of burnout and compassion fatigue.  

Research/Projects have included: Effects of medical discharge on disabled ADF Veterans Well being of Australian Psychologists GP uptake of Mental Health Care Plan Items GP Training on use of Mental Health Care Plan items Integrating Psychology and CAM Carrie has also contributed to/and presented for the Mental Health Professionals Network MHPN as well as being part of the Australian Psychological Society Strategic Leadership Group.

Training and Experience

Formal Education

2021 (current) PhD Candidate University Technology Sydney

2017 Advanced Diploma Nutritional Medicine/Naturopathy

2012 Master of Psychology (Clinical) bridging units (James Cook University, Deakin University)

2010 Master of Psychology (Counselling) Monash University – Thesis: Well being of Australian Psychologists (Health Professionals)

2003 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours Bond University, Thesis: Effects of Medical Discharge on Disabled ADF Veterans

1996 Bachelor of Behavioural Science Majors: Psychology and Disability Studies Griffith University, Nathan, QLD

Facilitating/Presenting/Milestones

2020 Webinar: What psychologists need to know about complementary medicine

2019 UTS Research Student Forum: Presentation – Is there a role for complementary medicine in psychology

2019 Convenor for Psychology and Complementary Medicine Interest Group

2019 Member Australian Psychological Society Advisory Council

2017 Presenter Midwifery Wellness Event (QLD)

2016 Presenter Queensland Police Service – Employee Well being event (training for retained psychologists)

2014 – 2016 Producer/Host of top rated Self Help Podcast “The Abnormal Psychologist” 68 episodes with over 100,000 downloads

2015 Presenter at The Wellness Summit (Melbourne, 2015)

2015 Facilitator for Collaborative Care Arrangements – University of New England and Hunter New England and Non Government Mental Health Agencies (3 events across 3 locations commissioned by the PHN)

2015 Presenter – workshop series Resilience for the Anxious Mind & Body

2014 – 2016 Event facilitation and support: Carren Smith, Marcus Pearce (individual & group facilitator)

2011 Speaker Perinatal Depression Event with Jessica Rowe and NSW Minister for Mental Health

2010 Collaborative Action Research Project with Barwon Division of General Practice

2010 Member Strategic Leadership Group (Australian Psychological Society)

2010 Presenter Young Minds Forum

2008 Published in InPsych magazine – Casey, C. (2007). Rural Rewards: The career you want and lifestyle too. InPsych, 29, p18.

2008 Membership of Golden Key International Honour Society

2008 Guest Speaker International Women’s Day Moree

2007 Interview ABC Rural – reducing stigma in rural areas

2007 Registered Medicare Provider

2007 Think Tank group in Sydney for rural uptake of CRUfAD online programs

2007 Presenter for GPs Journal Club Moree

2006 SARRAH Scholarship recipient $32,000

2006 –2014 Mental Health Professional Network Facilitator (Honour Roll)

2006 Mental Health Steering Committee – Barwon Division of GPs

2006 Establishment of local rural psychologists group

2006 – 2007 Student Representative for APS College of Counselling Psychologists

2006 – present NSW Registration Board (now PsyBA/AHPRA) Approved Supervisor

2005 – present Formal/Informal Supervision of Intern Psychologists, Clinical/Psychologists, Social Workers

2004 – 2006 Facilitator: Child Protection/Frontline Worker Familiarisation Training (across Hunter New England Health Service employees)

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