In a Nutshell
A former career police officer, Mark holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland. He is a fully registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Clinical Psychology Area of Practice Endorsement with AHPRA.
Master of Clinical Psychology (University of Queensland)
Bachelor of Psychological Science - Honours (University of Queensland)
Member - Australian Psychological Society
Member - Australian Association of Psychologists
Member - Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy
Member - EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)
Member – APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Member - Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Triple P Positive Parenting Program (Standard & Group Provider)
Smart Recovery Australia (Facilitator)
PhD Candidate - The University of Queensland (School of Psychology)
Clinical Director - Blue Hope Support Services Ltd
Areas of Professional Interest
Current / Former Police Officers and First Responders
First Responder Families
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety & Depression
Adults, Parenting & Family Relationships
Identify and Self-Esteem Concerns
Grief and Loss
I am mature, calm, friendly, empathetic and intuitive when working with my clients. When working together, you'll find me to be approachable and inclusive yet clear and decisive. It is my nature not to be too formal so will also find me to be down to earth, grounded, respectful and focused in my approach. I am a Husband, a Dad, a Son, and a Brother with a range of life experiences that have equipped me well to support you.
If you are a current or former police officer or a member of a police family, you will find that my former police career has provided me with familiar operational and life experiences that will hopefully lessen the apprehension of working with a psychologist. I understand the life of a police officer as well as the stress, demands and family impact of a police career. In my role as Clinical Director at Blue Hope Support Services, I have provided assistance to thousands of police officers and their families from all over Australia.
My ongoing PhD research at the University of Queensland focuses on the epidemiology, treatment and psychological recovery processes of police officers suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, occupational stress and moral injury.