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Dr. Belinda Barnes

Counselling

Biography

Dr. Belinda Barnes, lecturer and supervisor at ACAP Brisbane Campus.  Belinda is also a clinical psychologist and registered supervisor who has worked in private practice for over 15 years with expertise in treating trauma, PTSD and complex trauma in adults and adolescents, as well as an interest in chronic pain, the body-brain connection, psychosomatics, dissociation, and attachment.  Belinda is passionate about mindfulness-based approaches in psychotherapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, and schema therapy.  She enjoys supervising clinicians and students, and is a registered supervisor with the psychology board of Australia.

Research interests

  • Supervision
  • Trauma informed psychotherapy
  • Structural dissociation and dissociative phenomena
  • Body based approaches to psychotherapy
  • Personality disorders, including borderline personality
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder, developmental trauma disorder and complex trauma
  • Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • ACT and mindfulness based therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Attachment and attachment trauma

Professional affiliations and fellowships

  • Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Board Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
  • Director at Youth Flourish Outdoors, charity for treating traumatised youth