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About monique

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I am a Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have completed a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. I have considerable experience working with children, teenagers and adults with a broad range of clinical presentations. My special interests include:

  • anxiety disorders

  • test anxiety

  • perfectionism

  • depression and mood disorders

  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • parent-child relationships

  • parenting skills

  • adjustment difficulties

  • child/teenager behavioural difficulties


TREATMENT APPROACH

My treatment approach is based on a solid conceptualisation and formulation and is tailored to the needs of the individual. I practice from a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Previous Training

I have had training and experience in both private practice and Queensland Health. I have undertaken training at Brisbane Private Psychiatric Hospital delivering short-term, intensive treatment to inpatients and outpatients and also children and families at Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS).

Accreditations

Level 4 – Group Triple P Therapist – helping parents to raise confident, happy children through gentle, positive parenting strategies.

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)


Publications

Holmes, M. C., Donovan, C. L., Farrell, L. J., & March, S. (2014). The efficacy of a group-based, disorder-specific treatment program for childhood GAD–A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 61, 122-135.

Donovan, C. L., Holmes, M. C., & Farrell, L. J. (2016). Investigation of the cognitive variables associated with worry in children with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and their parents. Journal of Affective disorders, 192, 1-7.

Donovan, C. L., Holmes, M. C., Farrell, L. J., & Hearn, C. S. (2017). Thinking about worry: Investigation of the cognitive components of worry in children. Journal of Affective disorders, 208, 230-237.

Hearn, C. S., Donovan, C. L., Spence, S. H., March, S., & Holmes, M. C. (2017). What’s the worry with social anxiety? Comparing cognitive processes in children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 48(5), 786-795.

* Holmes is Monique’s maiden name.

FEES

Initial/Ongoing Psychology Session (50 minutes) $195

After hours Psychology Session (50 minutes) $215
(before 9 am and after 5 pm)

School Visit / In-Home Psychology Session (50 minutes) $250
(includes cost of travel)

Skype Psychology Sessions (50 minutes) $195

* Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) - Please enquire with your General Practitioner about eligibility for a Medicare rebate under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). This plan will enable you to have access to 10 sessions per calendar year and will provide you with a rebate of $124.50. The rebate for School/Home visits is $145.65.

* Private Health Insurance - I am also registered with all major Private Health Funds. With Private Health insurance, you may be eligible for a rebate of the consultation fee - please enquire with your fund for an estimate of your individual refund.


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