Melissa Attwood (BAppScPsych, PGradDipPsych, MAddBeh, MClinPsych, MAPS) is a Clinical Psychologist and board-approved supervisor, who has experience working with adults and young adolescents across a wide range of settings. Melissa has spent the past 12 years working in both public mental health and private practice, working with people experiencing complex issues and severe mental illness. Melissa has experience in delivering individual and group treatments, working closely with multidisciplinary teams in community based services, including clinical mental health, alcohol and other drug services and mental health community support services. She currently works part-time at CQUniversity lecturing in the Master of Clinical Psychology program and in a private multidisciplinary practice providing clinical psychology support for individuals and families experiencing eating disorders and body image concerns. Melissa is currently completing her PhD researching the psychosocial impacts on carers who care for someone with an eating disorder.
Melissa was born in Melbourne, Victoria. Her biggest personal achievement was completing the Oxfam 100km walk (twice!) She has attended universities across VIC, NSW and QLD, working across both VIC and regional QLD, and now is lucky enough to call Central Queensland home. In her spare time, she likes to travel, spend time at the beach and take on new and exciting challenges.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) 2008 - RMIT
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology 2009 - CSU
Master of Addictive Behaviours 2017 - Monash University
Master of Clinical Psychology 2019 - CQUniversity
Lecturer, Master of Clinical Psychology, CQUniversity 2023 - Current
Private Multidisciplinary Practice, 2020 - Current
Clinic on-site supervisor: Psychology Wellness Centre, CQUniversity 2021- 2022
Psychologist, Monash Health, 2014- 2019, 2020- 2021
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Clinical and health psychology - Clinical psychology
Other psychology - Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Eating Disorders and Body Image