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I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar. I am also a lecturer in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program and research fellow at Victoria University in Melbourne, as well as a conjoint lecturer in psychiatry at The Black Dog Institute in Sydney. My research involves (a) brain-based approaches to understanding obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and (b) digital approaches to delivering cognitive behavioural therapies.
My therapeutic approach is warm and collaborative (with some occasional humour along the way). I work together with each client to develop a shared understanding of their situation and what they would like to get out of therapy. I use research-based therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help clients learn and grow. I also use research from the social sciences to help clients understand how our emotions support connection and self-worth.
EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE)
I am experienced in treating mood disorders (such as Depression), anxiety-based disorders (such as Specific Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (such as OCD and Hoarding Disorder). In my time at the Black Dog Institute, I also gained experience in working collaboratively with psychiatrists, general practitioners and other health professionals to care for people experiencing Bipolar Disorders I & II, Schizoaffective Disorder, addiction and complex trauma.
I mostly work with adults, but I am happy to discuss working with children experiencing OCD.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) – UNSW
Master of Psychology (Clinical) – UNSW
PhD (Clinical Psychology) – UNSW
|Dr Peter Baldwin on how he helps clients||Dr Peter Baldwin on OCD|
|Some of the initial anxieties new clients face are due to the lack of understanding of how the brain works – the mind, thoughts, emotions and feelings. Peter helps them understand this and use that knowledge to work with them.||Clients don’t come saying they have OCD, but instead, they talk about their concerns regarding the type of thoughts – intrusive thoughts – that they have, and that, according to Peter Baldwin, is one of the indicators of OCD.|