About

Dr Phillippa Stunzner

 

I have a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) and a Doctor of Forensic and Clinical Psychology, both conferred by James Cook University. 

As a Clinical Psychologist practicing at 230 on Canning, I provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and therapy for a wide range of mental health issues for children, adolescents and adults. These include Personal growth,  Grief and Bereavement, Adjustment disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders.

Most clinical psychologists also develop interest and expertise in specific areas of clinical psychology. Although not limited to these areas, my interests include-
•Adjustment to parenthood including fertility issues and Postnatal depression and anxiety 
• Psycho-education and therapy for adolescents, adults and families where there is a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, (including what was previously referred to as Aspergers Disorder). I am also an APS Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Identified Practitioner
• Medico-legal assessments related to the best interests of children (legal referral only).

I hold Practice Endorsement with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist and am a Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Forensic Psychologists. I am also a Family Consultant with the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychologists provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan and for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex. 

Psychological assessment and diagnosis-

We have training in the assessment and diagnosis of major mental illnesses and psychological problems. Through our training, we are qualified to provide expert opinion in clinical areas.

 

Treatment-
We are trained in the delivery of a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders. We have particular skills in applying psychological theory and scientific research to solve complex clinical psychology problems requiring individually tailored interventions.