Dr Terri Roberton
DPsych (Clinical, Forensic), BA(Hons) Psych, MAPS
I am a registered psychologist with both clinical and forensic endorsement. I have worked as a psychologist for ten years in Western Australia and Victoria.
As a clinical psychologist, I have expertise in working with mental health disorders and other psychological problems. I am qualified to deliver a range of therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders.
As a forensic psychologist, I have an understanding of the factors that contribute to offending and am experienced in working within the criminal justice system.
I enjoy working with a wide range of people. I aim to bring warmth and understanding to my sessions, along with a dose of humour. I believe that one of the most important things I can do as a psychologist is help people become aware of and express their painful thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, as this in itself brings relief and comfort.
I also believe that pets are an excellent form of therapy!
I have published peer-reviewed research in a number of areas. In particular, I am interested in the influence of emotional suppression on aggressive behaviour.
Sullivan, D., Roberton, T., Daffern, M. (2013) Building capacity to assist dual disability clients access effective mental health services. Report for the Office of the Senior Practitioner. VIC: State Government Victoria
Roberton, T., Daffern, M. & Bucks, R. S. (2012). Oral administration of the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale. Australian Journal of Psychology. 65(3): 172-179.
Roberton, T., Daffern, M., Thomas, S. & Martin, T. (2012). De-escalation and limit-setting in forensic mental health units. Journal of Forensic Nursing. 8: 94-101
Roberton, T., Bucks, R. S., Skinner, T. C., Allison, G. T., Dunlop, S. A. (2011). Barriers to physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury: A Western Australian study. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 17(2): 74
Skinner, T.C., Roberton, T., Allison, G. T., Dunlop, S. & Bucks, R. S. (2010). Experiential Avoidance, Mindfulness and Depression in Spinal Cord Injuries: A Preliminary Study. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling. 16: 27-35