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Tracey Jane: Principal Clinical Psychologist & Director

I am the Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist of Inspired Psychology.  I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA), hold a membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and am a Fellow of the APS Clinical College.

I have experience in providing clinical support to children, young people, families and adults, and have worked in both the public and private sectors in a variety of roles. I have been working in private practice since 2007 and opened Inspired Psychology in 2013.

I am warm and empathic and strongly value the role of the therapeutic relationship.  I believe change is always possible and see my role as being to support people to reach their goals.  I believe in the role of the systems (e.g. care teams, families and communities) around the individual in promoting health and well-being and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

My interventions are informed by a variety of theoretical approaches including sensorimotor, EMDR, cognitive behavioural, developmental, positive psychology, attachment, neuropsychological, narrative, systemic, schema, and mindfulness based approaches.

I value a tailored approach to therapy which brings together a range of psychological techniques to respond to the needs of the individual or family.

Therapy

I have a special interest in developmental trauma and providing therapeutic intervention and support to children and young people in care, along with their care teams.

Others area of clinical interest and experience across the lifespan include:

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress (including complex trauma)
  • Mood disorders (including depression and bipolar disorders)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attachment related difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions and adjustment
  • Longstanding patterns of difficulty (both individual and within relationships)
  • Stress management in adolescents and adults
  • Child and adolescent psychology including behavioural issues, and emotional and psychological distress in children and young people
  • Parenting concerns

Board Approved Supervision 

I am a Psychology Board Certified Supervisor and provide supervision to psychologists including clinical supervision generally and supervision to endorsement for clinical psychology registrars. I also provide secondary supervision to interns in my areas of interest.

I provide supervision to professionals in other fields linked to supporting mental health across the lifespan and/or the care and support of children and young people.

Consultation

Throughout my career, I have worked with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect and instability, and who are living in out of home care.  Alongside therapeutic work, I have retained a strong passion for working with care teams in consultancy roles to support this client group. In this work, I aim to build carer and team capacity to understand and respond to children’s needs in a trauma informed and relationally focused way.

Training 

I provide training to those working with, or caring for, children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Areas of interest:

  • Developmental Trauma
  • Brain based caregiving
  • Attachment across the lifespan
  • Caring for children and young people with backgrounds of trauma
  • Emotional regulation
  • Blocked care and compassion fatigue