Rachael Haynes is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences at the Australian College of Applied Psychology at the Brisbane Campus. Rachael is interested in using research to develop the psychological knowledge-base. Rachael is completing her PhD in Maladaptive Daydreaming (early 2020). She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Forensic Psychology, having carried out research into eyewitness memory and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Registered Psychologist, with extensive experience in providing mental health support and psychological therapy to children, young adults and adults.
Her research interests include exploring Maladaptive Daydreaming, self-care of health professional, compassion fatigue, the use of humour in therapy, the use of creative teaching to develop early-career health professionals and the development of health-related mental health strategies.
- Maladaptive Daydreaming
- Qualitative Research
- Grounded Theory
- Therapeutic Interventions
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
- International Conference of Applied Psychology, Montreal (2018) - GIMME 5 presentation. Two Case Studies of Mature Australian Maladaptive Daydreamers.
- ‘Share the Knowledge’ Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst (2019). Two Case Studies of Mature Australian Maladaptive Daydreaming.
- Key note speaker, Western Region Rural Australian Psychological Society Annual General Meeting, Bathurst (2019). Two Case Studies of Australian Maladaptive Daydreaming.