Contact Name: Matt Dunsire - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Contact Number: 0410 152 254
Emergency Contact: 0410 152 254
Matt Dunsire is a clinical psychologist consulting south of the river in Perth and in the Mandurah region. Matt offers a range of therapy and consultative services to the public, government and private companies. This includes therapy services for children, adolescents, adults and families, assessments, legal reports and training.
Matt has worked for the past 16 years with adults, teenagers, children and their families. Matt completed his Master of Psychology (Clinical) in the late 1990’s following a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) in 1993 and a Bachelor of Psychology in 1996.
He has held clinical positions at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), and the Disability Services Commission (DSC) where he worked for 12 years in roles including Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Supervisor. He has also worked at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Edith Cowan University (ECU) teaching psychology, counselling and social work students. These varying work settings have allowed him to develop considerable experience and understanding as a clinical psychologist.
Matt has completed extensive training in a range of evidence-based therapies. He specialises in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT) and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy gets its name from two of the core aims of this type of therapy:
1. Helping people to accept what is out of their personal control, and
2. Committing to actions that enrich your life and are consistent with your values.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a cognitive behavioural therapy (or CBT) that teaches psychological skills to handle distressing thoughts and feelings more effectively so that they have less influence on our lives. These are known as mindfulness and defusion skills. ACT also helps us to clarify what’s truly important to us and uses that knowledge to guide and motivate us to take action.
Applied Behaviour Analysis is an evidence-based treatment which uses the principles of learning and motivation to solve a broad range of problems. ABA interventions are used to support children and adults with mental health concerns, developmental disabilities and learning disorders, and is effective in treating a broad range of issues including social skills problems, communication issues, academic performance, aggression, self-injury and defiant behaviours.
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