Frank is a Registered Psychologist. He holds a Masters Degree in Professional Psychology Practice and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists (AAPI).
Frank has worked with adults and families in a wide variety of community and hospital settings including Adult Mental Health, Palliative Care, Alcohol and other Drugs withdrawal and Occupational Health. He works with clients suffering from Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Substance Dependence, emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, chronic illness and major life transitions.
As a member of allied health teams Frank has collaborated with General Practitioners and other specialists to achieve positive outcomes in the psychological management of clients’ chronic and complex health conditions such as chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, life-threatening illness and alcohol and other drugs withdrawal. Frank has worked in the area of suicide and self-harm prevention, trauma counselling of bushfire survivors, co-facilitated emotion management and men’s behaviour change groups and conducted community education as a Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Frank works collaboratively to assess clients’ lived experience, personal narrative and strengths. He collaborates with clients to identify their core values and to develop personal goals to gain self-efficacy and agency. His approach is interpersonal in character and utilises evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He has a special interest in Mindfulness in psychological practice and has used guided Mindfulness strategies with individuals and groups in a variety of clinical settings.