Carmen Betterridge

Director   |   Principal Psychologist   |   Facilitator

Carmen is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with clients of all ages. With postgraduate qualifications in Indigenous Health, Forensic Mental Health and Suicidology, she has ensured her practice is grounded in current research and best practice methodology.

She has attained significant skills in working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, having completed hundreds of psychological assessments and interventions. Carmen has demonstrated excellence and legal defensibility in her clinical psychological reports, particularly with respect to clinical formulation. She has performed Expert Witness evaluation of evidence for Queensland Coroners’ Court and can undertake Root Cause Analysis investigations for critical incidents. Carmen lectures in suicidology for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) and Griffith University, in addition to being a consultant trainer for the STARS Protocol under Jacinta Hawgood. Carmen is an acclaimed speaker, across national and international events.

Accreditation/Certifications

  • AHPRA Registered Psychologist
  • ComCare Accredited Psychologist
  • SIRA Accredited Psychologist

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Science (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health
  • Master of Forensic Mental Health
  • Master of Suicidology

Memberships

  • MAPS  – Australian Psychological Society (Member)
  • IASP – International Association of Suicide Prevention
  • ANZSOM – Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine
  • SIA – Safety Institute of Australia

2018 Speaking & Presentation Highlights

  • Corrective Services NSW annual Psychology Conference
  • National Suicide Prevention Australia Conference
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine Scientific Conference
  • Panellist for  Mental Health Professional Network webinar on Suicide Prevention in the Veteran Community 

Snapshot of Areas of Expertise

  • Suicide risk assessment and formulation, clinical assessment and functional capacity assessment
  • Intervention, treatment and return to work planning for people experiencing pain, suicidality and psychological difficulties
  • Support and strategic planning in the event of occupational distress, critical incident and involvement in compensation systems
  • Pre-employment psychological screening for high risk and high consequence industries, including aviation

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