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KATIE PRIESTLEY

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical Neuro) MAPS, MCCN
CLINICAL NEROPSYCHOLOGIST

 

ABOUT KATIE

Katie is a registered Clinical Neuropsychologist, who completed her postgraduate training at The University of Melbourne and her neuropsychology registrar program at Brain Matters.

Katie has experience working in private practice and the public health system, specialising in the assessment and analysis of brain-behaviour relationships for the purpose of diagnosis and intervention. She works with clients across the lifespan, who can present with a range of brain-based and psychological conditions. Katie has a strong interest in patient-centered rehabilitation following brain injury, and is passionate about helping individuals to understand and learn to cope with their difficulties.

Katie’s research projects have focused on the link between mental health difficulties and memory function, cognitive and mood outcomes following radiotherapy treatment for brain cancer, and recovery outcomes following traumatic brain injury.

In her therapeutic work, Katie predominantly uses cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness and self-compassion strategies, and motivational interviewing (MI).