Dr Claire Mitchell

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

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Dr Mitchell is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Claire is an empathic and personable clinician who is passionate about helping individuals develop a greater understanding of themselves in order to facilitate growth and live a value-driven life. Claire has experience in a range of different therapeutic approaches, and tailors the approach based on individual need.
Claire has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings within the WA Health Department, which involved working with adult trauma and gender dysphoria in children/adolescents. Currently, she also works with a community not-for profit organisation which provides therapy and support for children with disabilities and their families.
Claire has also been actively involved in different research projects, including research on the experience of unresolved grief in parents with children with cystic fibrosis, and developing policy around early warning systems in disaster-affected countries. Claire completed her PhD in 2018. Her research explored the possible factors that might underlie the experience of unusual visual perceptual experiences (and other types of unusual perceptual phenomena) in individuals that do not have psychosis.

Clinical Psychology Registrar - Kids Are Kids Therapy & Education Centre (2018- present)
Research Assistant - Telethon Kids Institute, AREST CF Team (2017)
Provisional Psychologist - Gender Diversity Service Paediatric Consultation-Liaison Program, Princess Margaret Hospital (2017)
Research Assistant - Global Resilience Lab, UWA/Curtin University (2016-2017)
Provisional Psychologist - State Major Trauma Unit, Royal Perth Hospital (2016)
Provisional Psychologist - Robin Winkler Clinic, University of Western Australia (2015-2016)
Academic Undergraduate Tutor - University of Western Australia (2014-2017)

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

Awards & Memberships
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Psychology Board of Australia
Associative Member of Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Member of Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Overseas and Local Travel Award (2017 and 2015, University of Western Australia)
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (2014-2017, University of Western Australia)
UWA Top-Up Scholarship (2014-2017, University of Western Australia)


Newnham, E.A., Tearne, J.E., Gao, X., Mitchell, C., Sims, S., Jiao, F … & Leaning, J. Designing Research
in Disaster-Affected Settings: A training guide informed by The Study on Adolescent Resilience
(November 2017).
Mitchell, C.A.A., Maybery, M. T., Russell-Smith, S. N., Collerton, D., Gignac, G. E., & Waters, F. (2017). The Structure and Measurement of Unusual Sensory Experiences in Different Modalities: The Multi- Modality Unusual Sensory Experiences Questionnaire (MUSEQ). Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1363.
Newnham, E.A, Mitchell, C., Balsari, S., & Leaning, J. The Changing Landscape of Early Warning
Systems: Promotion Effective Decision Making and Action in Disasters. Policy brief (April 2017).

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