Perri Carlson-Hawke is a clinically trained psychologist with a special interest in neuropsychology, mood disorders and assisting those living with chronic illness and anxiety. Originally from Queensland, Perri moved to Orange in 2012 where she completed her Honors in Psychology at Charles Sturt University. She went on to study Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney before obtaining her MPsych(Clinical) in 2016.
In her practice Perri uses a range of treatment models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Brief Solutions Focused Therapy. Perri is also trained in neuropsychological assessment for concerns including memory loss, dementia, brain injury and intellectual impairments. These may be for clinical, educational or medico-legal purposes.
Perri enjoys working with both individuals and groups and has facilitated therapeutic interventions for people with depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. She has also designed psychoeducational workshops for organisations such as BHP Billiton, David Jones, Life Without Barriers, House With No Steps, McDonald's Australia and Transfield Services.
Psychological interventions for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A meta-analysis. Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (PNES) are one of the three most common causes of transient loss of consciousness. Perri's article in the international epilepsy journal Seizure was selected by editor-in-chief, Dr Markus Reuber, as the issue’s 'Editor’s Choice', based on its social importance to the field of epilepsy research. View the article’s abstract here.
Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease. Perri is currently conducting research, as part of her Doctorate of Psychology, examining anxiety in Parkinson’s disease. For more information on participating in ongoing research, please visit research and clinical trials.