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Courtney Steffens

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psych)(Hons) LLB(Hons)Masters of Clinical Psychology 

Clinical Psychologist

Courtney holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and has additionally completed her Bachelor of Laws. She is registered as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has completed further training and supervision to be recognised as an endorsed Clinical Psychologist. She has specialised clinical training in the assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and treatment planning of mental health, behavioural, and emotional disorders, and her background in law is useful to understanding how this can have legal implications within a forensic population.

Courtney has a background working in psycho-legal settings as a Psychologist and Advocate due to her original qualification in law. She has worked as a Psychologist in private practice and community settings supporting people with complex and severe mental illness. She has also recently worked as a Disability Royal Commission Advocate at a Community Legal Centre for people with disabilities, where she supported people with psychosocial disabilities to engage with the Disability Royal Commission.Courtney is trained in the provision of psychometric assessments, risk assessments, and treatment recommendations for people across the lifespan. She has extensive experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. She has worked in services specialising in support of LGBTIQ+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a focus on managing suicide risk and self-harm. She also has extensive experience with adolescents and people from rural and remote backgrounds. She brings a strong understanding of the impacts of trauma, intergenerational disadvantage, and minority stress on vulnerability to mental illness which can impact offending. Courtney has extensive experience providing psychological treatment interventions in clinical settings. She is experienced working with people with a range of presentations, including trauma-related conditions, mood disorders, psychosis, substance use disorders, personality disorders, psychosomatic conditions, neurodiversity and dual diagnoses. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Psychological Society.

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