Samantha May - Assistant Director
B Sc Psych (Hons),
M Psych (Clin)
AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
SAMANTHA MAY holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the Open University in England, and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University in Sydney, where she received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence. She was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) in recognition of her contribution to the profession in the course of her work for ACPA, including as one of the founding Board Members along with Director Leanne Clarke.
Whilst completing her undergraduate training in England she worked in the forensic psychology unit of a large male prison in London where she provided assessment and facilitated treatment programmes addressing offending behaviour. She also provided risk management interventions to individuals at risk of severe self injury and suicide, and training for corrective staff in crisis management, suicide prevention and self-harm management.
Samantha works with all age groups and her clients are individuals, couples and families. She has provided assessment and treatment for adults with a range of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, antenatal and postnatal adjustment difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, addictions, sexual issues, relationship difficulties, and parenting challenges. Samantha has a particular interest in attachment, personality, trauma, and dissociation. She adopts an integrative approach to treatment, drawing from a range of therapy and theoretical approaches. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches, attachment and personality theory-informed approaches, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma.
Samantha also provides clinical supervision, and is a Board Approved Supervisor for candidates in a Higher Degree Program and candidates in the Registrar Program in the area of Clinical Psychology.
Addictions Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Clinical Supervision Coping with a Serious Illness Depression Dissociative Disorders Grief Loss & Bereavement Interpersonal Difficulties Marital Family & Relationship Issues Pain Management / Chronic Pain Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postnatal Distress & Early Parenting Issues Post-traumatic Stress Pregnancy Issues Recovery from Childhood Trauma / Abuse Sexual Issues / Sexual Dysfunction Somatizing Disorders