“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

Clinical Psychologist – Naturopath – Nutritionist

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 years. Over the last ten years Carrie has been working in private practice with children, young people and adults as well as supervising and mentoring other clinicians. She practices on the Sunshine Coast QLD delivering psychological therapy to clients referred with diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, trauma and other 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. In addition to being a Clinical Psychologist Carrie is also a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist (registered with NHAA and TGA), specialising in the area of Nutritional Psychiatry.  Nutritional Psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders.  Carrie continues to undertake research in the areas of the practice of Psychology and integrating Complementary Medicine. Carrie has been involved in the health and wellness industry for many years and in 2011 opened an organic and health food store “Three Apples Organics”.  The store focused on organic, local and seasonal produce, organic groceries as well as allergy friendly foods. Three Apples Organics also focused on sharing information on topics such as food as medicine and other health products to give consumers choices on how to improve their health. Three Apples also runs events – such as hosting Janella Purcell who provided education and cooking demonstrations. Carrie is currently completing further studies in Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine. After four wonderful years in country NSW Three Apples Organics has now closed as the family relocated to Queensland.

Speaker

Carrie also enjoys sharing her knowledge through writing, speaking, workshops and corporate events.  Have a look at the events page to see what events are happening in your area.  Or 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).  These 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

2013 2017 Double Advanced Diploma Nutritional Medicine/Naturopathy

2011 2012 Master of Psychology (Clinical) bridging units (James Cook University, Deakin University)

2006 2010 Master of Psychology (Counselling) Monash University – Thesis: Well being of Australian Psychologists (Health Professionals)

2001 2003 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours Bond University, Thesis: Effects of Medical Discharge on Disabled ADF Veterans

1993 1996 Bachelor of Behavioural Science Majors: Psychology and Disability Studies Griffith University, Nathan, QLD

Facilitating/Presenting/Milestones

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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