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Cynthia Dunn

Cynthia is a psychotherapist and registered psychologist, who has worked in government, academic, NFP, and private sectors with adults, adolescents and children presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns. She has been an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society for twenty years. Cynthia has a particular interest in working with people who have experienced complex trauma, and is passionate about uncovering their individual path to post-traumatic growth for people who may have dual diagnoses including, eating disorders, attachment or dissociative disorders, personality issues, gender and identity issues, anger, substance misuse, and gambling problems.
Cynthia uses a variety of evidence-based interventions including Interactive Drawing Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Feminist approaches to Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and EMDR. Cynthia has extensive experience in working with survivors of sexual, physical and emotional violence, both male and female across the lifespan. She has been practising trauma-informed approaches for ten years. She has trained and worked as a specialist counsellor with specific groups such as CALD, LGBTIQ, adolescents in foster care, people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland. She has facilitated group workshops for women survivors of domestic violence, male and female survivors of sexual assault, healthy relationships for teenagers, relationship program for prisoners, attachment training for parents & carers, and substance abuse recovery programs. Cynthia has experience providing court reports and a wide range of cognitive, personality, diagnostic, and vocational psychological assessments for both, children and adults.
Cynthia works with clients in a collaborative process which increases their knowledge, skills, adaptability and builds on clients’ resilience to adjust to life’s challenges. She has gained comprehensive skills in counselling, life coaching, training, psychological research, clinical practice and intensive case management which allows her to meet with clients on their own terms, and, in their own time.

1. Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
2. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2013)
3. Problem Gambling Counselling Training (Cairns)
4. ATODS Addictions Counselling Training (Cairns)
5. Applied Suicide Intervention Training (Brisbane 2007)
6. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (2012)
7. Interactive Drawing Therapy (Advanced 2013)

8. Schema Therapy for Common Problems (Dr Tracey Hunter 2016)
9. Bringing Up Great Kids facilitator (Australian Childhood Foundation 2016)
10. Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDRAA, 2019)