Julie is a Forensic Psychologist with 30 years’ experience in the criminal justice setting. She is a registered Supervisor with AHPRA (registrar program) and has significant experience supervising other psychologists, which is something she enjoys. Julie is a long-standing member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Forensic Psychologists.
Julie commenced her career as a rehabilitation counsellor with the Worker’s Compensation and Rehabilitation Commission (later becoming WorkCover WA) assisting those who had suffered significant injury in the workplace to recover and return to work and resume their pre-accident lives. After a number years Julie moved to the Department of Justice where she remained for the next `13 years working in specialised roles delivering treatment programs for violent and sexual offenders, conducting complex psychological assessments of life and indeterminate sentenced prisoners including treatment needs and risk assessments as well as undertaking intervention with this population to address criminogenic and other psychological, social and emotional treatment needs. Julie also worked for a number of years within the prison environment working with offenders at risk of suicide and self-harm.
In 2008 Julie left the Department of Justice and began working in private practice. Her areas of expertise and special interest remain in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders, particularly those with severe personality disorder, intellectual disability, or other special needs and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. For the past three years Julie has been undertaking expert witness reports and giving evidence in Court under the High Risk Serious Offenders Act 20202.
Julie has an extensive range of clinical interests which include providing intervention and counselling for interpersonal difficulties, relationship dynamics, mood disorders (depression and anxiety), trauma and abuse, self-worth, identity and self-esteem issues, grief and loss, stress management, coping and resilience, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, anger management, adjustment to life changes, and addressing problematic behaviours including forensic and offending behaviors.
Therapeutic frameworks she utilises include cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, positive psychology, cognitive processing therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness skills and EMDR.
Master of Forensic Psychology (part-time) 1996-2004
Edith Cowan University of Technology
Diploma of Hypnotherapy 1994
Milton H Erickson Institute of Western Australia
'Bachelor of Psychology 1988-1991