Carine is a cross-cultural trauma psychologist and a published researcher with over 15 years’ experience working with mental health across the private, public and community services sectors. Throughout her career, Carine has worked with diverse traumatised populations such as refugees, young people leaving out-of-home-care, survivors of sexual abuse and of intimate partner and family violence.
Carine strives to meet individual needs by using a warm, non-judgemental and empathetic approach based on an ethical and strong therapeutical alliance. Her focus is on fostering resilience, psychological growth and flourishing.
Carine holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the UNSW and First-Class Honours A in Psychological Sciences from ACAP. Carine has also received intensive training in psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy intervention from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP).
She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (MAAPi) and the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (MIAAN). She is also a Board-approved supervisor and a SIRA approved assessor of permanent impairment for mental and behaviour disorders in relation to CTP claims.
Currently she is a PhD candidate with RTP scholarship from the UNSW – Faculty of Population Health, School of Medicine. Her research aims to investigate mental health factors, personality traits, risky behaviours and social factors associated with road traffic injury in late adolescents and young adults.
Carine is interested in:
Life transitions/adjustment issues, grief & loss, trauma recovery (including childhood trauma, psychological injury, and emotional abuse and neglect), PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders, self-image and identity issues, and relationship issues.
Carine only uses evidenced-based psychological interventions and assessments:
– Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
– Schema Therapy
– Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
– Psychodynamic therapy
She is also competent at administering psychometric and medico-legal assessments.
Carine is a Medicare and Private Health Fund provider.
Sessions in English and Portuguese.
For more information about Carine’s professional background please refer to her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Sessions in English and Portuguese: Brazilian-Australian Psychologist / Psicologa Brasileira.