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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Prabu Dhanapalan

Training

Prabu completed an undergraduate psychology degree at Macquarie University and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). He has also completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology, and has trained in couples and family therapy through the Australian Institute for Relationship Studies.

Prabu is a qualified supervisor of clinical psychologists undertaking internship and registrar programmes.

Clinical Experience

Prabu’s approach  includes Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. He also has training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Prabu’s expertise includes working with children and families, having worked for a number of years at Liverpool-Fairfield Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Service. His work experience also comprises of inpatient and outpatient public and private settings treating children and adults who suffer from numerous conditions including mood and anxiety disorders.

Prabu has previously worked with disadvantaged communities, and people with long term mental health and social problems, including psychosis. He also has provided support as a volunteer telephone and face to face counsellor through Lifeline.

Prabu advocates firmly for approaches focusing on the family system. He engages in regular professional development to ensure clients are provided with the latest evidence-based approaches.