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 Grace Pope

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Registered Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
MAPS

Grace is a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with over five years’ experience. She has an extensive range of experience working in private practice as well as holding a range of research and consulting roles at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital. Grace has a warm, sensitive and client-centred approach and enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She utilises a variety of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.

Appointments can be made to see Grace on Wednesdays 9am to 6pm.

 

 

Vanessa Bulic

Vanessa Portrait low res 7Registered Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Clinical Hypnosis)
Master of Clinical Family Therapy

Vanessa is a Registered Psychologist (since 2002) and specialises in the area of Eating Disorders. She has worked in Private Practice, Private and Public Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Facilities, Community Services, Department of Human Services and Department of Education.

Vanessa provides a range of services including Individual and Family Therapy. Individual Therapy focuses on the psychological, emotional, social, interpersonal and environmental factors impacting on daily lives. Family Therapy aims to meet individual and family needs and address family issues. Family Therapy can strengthen family relationships, increase communication between family members, resolve conflict and promote
family connectedness.

Vanessa is trained in the Maudsley Model, which is a family based approach specifically designed to treat young people with an eating disorder. Other treatment approaches used include: Psycho-education, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Relaxation Strategies, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Solution Focused Therapy and Single Session Therapy.

Vanessa works with children, young people, adults and families in a sensitive and empowering manner providing open and honest relationships in a safe and supportive environment.

Appointments can be made to see Vanessa on Thursdays 10am to 3.30pm.

 

 

Christie Arbuckle

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Clinical Psychologist
Board Approved Supervisor 
Bachelor of Applied Science (hons)
MPsych (Ed&Dev),

Christie is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is experienced in working with individuals across a range of age groups and treatment settings; and has worked across Melbourne and Geelong in areas including private practice, schools and mental health hospitals. She has held both clinical and senior leadership roles assisting in clinical program development and delivery, supervising teams and is experienced in assisting clients to find a therapeutic approach to best meet their recovery needs.
Christie is passionate about providing a client centred approach and utilises evidence-based therapies. She is trained in several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), brief solution focussed therapy and Mindfulness based therapies.

Christie will be available for appointments on Tuesdays, 10am to 2pm.

 

Dr Christine James

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor Psychology (Honours)
Doctor of Psychology

Christine is a Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years’ experience. She has worked in a range of settings including private practice and the forensic system, however most of her career has been spent in community mental health. In addition to her work at EDV, currently Christine is a senior psychologist in the eating disorders program at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
With a long-standing interest in the area of eating disorders, Christine has held various roles working specifically in this area. She is passionate about helping people build the skills and gain the knowledge, to tackle their eating problems head on and to bring about real changes in their lives.
Christine has had intensive training in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), advanced training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), is trained in enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for eating disorders(CBT-E) and has an interest in radically open DBT. She uses her knowledge and experience to best match the therapeutic approach to suit the individual needs of her clients.

Appointments can be made to see Christine on Wednesdays – 10am to 6pm.

 

 

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