Dr Gabriela Palacios

BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD 
Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Palacios is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families across inpatient and outpatient settings. Gaby has worked with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, low self-esteem, perfectionism, disordered eating and relationship difficulties.
Gaby is a warm and empathic clinician who strives to develop a non-judgemental and supportive space for clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and overcome barriers that are impacting upon their emotional wellbeing. She brings humour and compassion to her sessions and believes in the importance of a collaborative treatment approach that is client-centred. Gaby uses evidence-based interventions which are tailored to suit the needs of the individual client.
Gaby’s PhD research involved adapting a group program at a private hospital in Perth to explore the use of imagery interventions in enhancing treatment outcomes for people receiving treatment for mood disorders.

Experience
Clinical Psychologist/Registrar- Swan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (2019 – current)
Clinical Psychologist Registrar – Multisystemic Therapy Program (2018 – 2019)
Provisional Psychologist – Centre for Clinical Interventions (2017)
Provisional Psychologist – Youth Inpatient Unit, Fiona Stanley Hospital (2016)
Provisional Psychologist - Robin Winkler Clinic, University of Western Australia (2015-2016)
Academic Undergraduate Tutor - University of Western Australia (2016-2017)

Education
PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology, The University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Science (Honours – Psychology), The University of Western Australia

Awards & Memberships
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and endorsed as a clinical psychologist.

Referrals
Accepting referrals at the Midland Clinic on Wednesdays, commencing February, 2021.

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