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. Carrie is currently undertaking PhD research in the areas of the practice of Psychology and the relationship with Complementary Therapies.
Carrie is also a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist (registered with NHAA and TGA). 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 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 such as hosting Janella Purcell who provided education and cooking demonstrations. After four wonderful years in country NSW Three Apples Organics has now closed as the family relocated to Queensland.
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.
Training and Experience
2019 current PhD Candidate University Technology Sydney
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
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)