Our Provisional Psychologists

Our provisional psychologists are permanent full or part time employees within our busy Psychology Centres. They are employed to provide evidenced based counselling to clients, provide psychological assessments to adults and children and supervise Psych-Ed © students.  We currently have 3 provisional psychologists who have completed stages 1 and 2 of the Psych-Ed © program. Our provisional psychologists have completed a 4 year degree program in psychology and are completing the 4+2 sequence of registration to gain full registration as a psychologist.


Melanie Green
 

Provisional Psychologist – B Psych (Hons), Cert Comm Services, AMAPSmelanie-green-235x300

I am a provisionally registered psychologist working at Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) and M1 Psychology (Loganholme). I am a warm and caring person who has a strong interest in helping people and animals. My passion for psychology started while completing a community services certificate and grew while volunteering for Edmund Rice Camps – a not for profit organisation which provides recreational camp programs for children, young people and families experiencing disadvantage.

My special interest is the therapeutic health benefits that pets can provide for people. Animals have always played a large part in human society but only recently have we started to discover the many mental and physical health benefits they can provide. Many people have a close relationship with their pets and experiencing their loss can be as painful as losing a family member. I am passionate about supporting and assisting clients through their grief and life transitions.

I have experience using evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I also provide cognitive assessments, personality assessments, vocational assessments and assist with the facilitation of workshops.

Working as a provisional psychologist at Vision Psychology and M1 Psychology I have had the opportunity to utilise the knowledge and expertise of 60 registered and clinical psychologists. I have attended workshops, been involved in community events, acquired skills in how to run an effective business and sat in on experienced psychologist’s therapy sessions. I have worked with a wide range of client’s and look forward to what the next 12 months will bring.


Sarah Dunstone

Provisional Psychologist – B Psych Sci, MA (WEP), AMAPSsarah-dunstone

I am a provisionally registered psychologist with Vision Psychology and M1 Psychology (Loganholme). My passion for helping people and psychology began while working with migrants, refugees, and other complex population groups whom required assistance in rehabilitating their lives and recovering from traumatic life experiences.

I am an empathetic and caring person who has enjoyed working in both the community sector and now the private sector. Reflecting upon my experiences in the community sector, I embrace a solution-focussed approach to counselling which honours the client as the expert of their own life. Working within a therapeutic framework, I provide an individualised therapy plan tailored to the clients’ specific needs, and then enjoy walking beside my client as they embark upon their journey towards greater health and well-being. Throughout this journey, I will assist my clients in gaining insight into themselves, their life, and then share various strategies to apply to their life and individual situations.

Throughout my studies and work experience so far, I have developed a special interest in helping individuals during a broad range of life transitions, including women’s personal challenges and trauma related pathologies. I have experience using evidence-based therapies and I also provide cognitive assessments, personality assessments, vocational assessments and assist with the facilitation of workshops.

 

Katherine Vuong

Provisional Psychologist – B Beh.Sc (Hons), AMAPSdsc_4251

I am a provisionally registered psychologist at Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) and M1 Psychology (Loganholme). I am a gentle and compassionate person who enjoys working with people from all walks of life.

My goal is to support people to improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships and communication, and to enhance mental health and wellbeing. I have a keen interest in helping people through their grief and life transitions, and interpersonal difficulties. I work collaboratively with clients to find ways around barriers that might be preventing this, and to help them gradually make choices that move them closer to where they want to be.

I am committed to using evidence-based treatment interventions such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which I tailor to suit the individual needs of the client.