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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Prabu Dhanapalan

Prabu completed undergraduate psychology at Macquarie University followed by a counselling Masters at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). He also trained in couples and family therapy through the Australian Institute for Relationship Studies. Prabu is endorsed as a clinical psychologist, having completed a Masters degree at ACAP. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is qualified as a supervisor for clinical psychology students undertaking placment and the registrar program.

Prabu’s expertise includes children and families, having worked for a number of years at Liverpool-Fairfield Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Work experience also comprises inpatient and outpatient public and private settings treating children and adults of various complexity who suffer from numerous conditions including mood and anxiety disorders. His main modalities include family therapy, cognitive behaviour and solution focused therapy as well as a strengths-based approach. He also has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Prabu advocates firmly for intervention focusing on the family system as this can strongly facilitate growth. He engages in regular professional development to ensure clients are provided evidence-based intervention.

Prabu has worked considerably with disadvantaged communities, connecting individuals with appropriate options to ensure they are treated holistically. He has been employed in UnitingCare Mental Health as a support worker in the HASI program facilitating independent living skills for adults suffering from a range of problems including psychosis. Prabu also has provided support as a volunteer telephone and face to face counsellor through Lifeline.