About

Julie is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience gained from working with children, adolescents, families and adults, in both the public and private sectors. She holds a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University and an honours degree in psychology from the University of New South Wales. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and holds memberships with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and is an author of numerous publications. 

 

Julie first started her private practice in 1999, prior to working in private practice, Julie worked in a variety of settings including the 'Black Dog Institute', ‘The Avoca Clinic’ at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and in various private schools and community health. Julie supervises other Psychologists and often consults to various schools. She has recently assisted with the development and facilitation of a school support group for mothers of children with special needs.

 

Julie's past professional experiences have cultivated a particular interest in child and adult anxiety, depression and parenting difficulties. As a clinician, Julie provides evidence-based therapy, some of which include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Therapies, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Parent training.

 

In assessing her clients’ individual difficulties, Julie is dedicated to helping empower her clients to develop the tools and skills necessary to overcome the challenges they may face with an encouraging, empathic and understanding approach.

Publications
Please note: some papers published under maiden name Julie Roussos

• Parker, G., Ritch, J. (2000) The influence of an uncaring partner on the type and outcome of depression. Journal of affective disorders, 66:207-214.
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Eyers, K., Wilhelm, K., Mitchell, P. and Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (1997) How distinct is ‘distinct quality’ of mood? Psychological Medicine, 27: 445-453.
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Mitchell, P,. Wilhelm, K., Austin, M-P. and Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (1997) Distinguishing psychotic depression from melancholia. Journal of affective disorders, 42:155-167.
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Wilhelm, K., Mitchell, P. and Austin, M-P. (1997) Plumbing the depths: some problems in quantifying depression severity. Journal of affective disorders, 42:49-58.
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Mitchell, P., Wilhelm, K. and Austin, M-P. (1997) The development of a refined measure of dysfunctional parenting and assessment of its relevance in patients with affective disorders. Psychological Medicine, 27:1193-1203.
• Parker, G., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Roussos, J., Wilhelm, K., Mitchell, P., Austin, M-P., Hickie, I., Gladstone, G., and Eyers, K. (1998) Non-melancholic depression: the contribution of personality anxiety and life events to sub-classification. Psychological Medicine, 28:1209-19
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Wilhelm, K., Mitchell, P,. Austin, M-P. and Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. (1998) On modelling personality disorders: is disorder linked with personality? Journal of Nervous Mental Disease, 186: 709-715
• Parker, G., Roussos, J., Austin, M-P., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Wilhelm, K. and Mitchell, P. (1998) Disordered personality style: higher rates in non-melancholic compared to melancholic depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 47: 131-140.
• Parker, G., Gladstone, G., Roussos, J., Wilhelm, K., Mitchell, P., Hadzi-Pavlovic, D., Austin, M-P. and Hickie, I. (1998) Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of a ‘lock and key’ hypothesis of depression Psychological Medicine, 28: 1263-73.