Thrive Psychology

Lisa Chinnery

BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology)

Lisa is a Clinical Psychologist, based at the Albury Thrive Office. She completed her postgraduate training at The Australian National University (ANU) as part of a PhD degree. Lisa’s PhD research compared the effectiveness of a day program and family based treatment in adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa, and the family perspective of both treatments. Lisa has undertaken additional training to obtain endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

Lisa has worked in community mental health and in private practice with adults, adolescents, children and families. This has allowed her to gain experience in assisting people with a wide range of mental health concerns, including eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and self-esteem issues. Her main focus was providing education, assessment and evidence-based intervention in individual, family and group formats. Lisa has a specific interest and experience in body image disturbances, obesity and eating disorders in both adolescents and adults.

Lisa’s areas of interest include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders and phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Body image disturbances
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Bullying, and
  • Self-esteem

Lisa provides evidence-based treatment including:

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Based Treatment (FBT), and
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

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