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Carol Hunter | Clinical Psychologist
 

Carol Hunter is a clinical psychologist who has been working in private practice for the past 12 years.

 

She has a passion for working with people suffering with chronic pain conditions and has enjoyed presenting to groups such as CFS/ME, arthritis and MS. Carol has a background working in acute mental health, aged care and primary mental health. She also has a passion for the study of mental health in older persons and in improving outcomes for individuals, their families and care staff.

 

She has worked as a guest lecturer for the clinical psychology and health psychology masters courses at the University of Adelaide and has written the mental health topic in the applied gerontology masters course at Flinders University. She provides marking and feedback on research papers in masters and undergraduate psychology at the University of South Australia and for academic journals. She has delivered training and teaching to a range of healthcare professionals including nursing staff on acute wards, aged care staff and Alzheimer’s Australia staff and Masters Psychology students.

Conditions Treated 

Carol is happy to see people with a wide range of issues such as:

 

  • Anxiety disorders 

  • Depressive disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Chronic health problems 

  • Dementias, Parkinsons and brain Injury 

  • Stress and burnout 

Key Qualifications

  • Msc Psychology (Clinical) University of Adelaide

  • Awarded SA&NT Dementia Training Services Scholarship for Dementia Research

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st class) Stirling University, Scotland

  • Completed Masters level research thesis titled “Spaced Retrieval in an Australian Residential Setting for older Adults with Dementia: Training more than One Functional Goal and Transitioning Training to Care Staff: A Case Study Approach”

  • Credentialed Spaced Retrieval Provider and Trainer (June 2008)

  • Presented at the Cognitive Ageing Conference Down Under (July 2007) – research poster titled “A Priming Study Examining Whether

  • Stereotypes of Older Men Differ from Those of Older Women “(with Diane Dixon, University of Stirling, Scotland).

  • Certificate in Spaced Retrieval (May 2008) SA&NTDTSC Alzheimer’s SA

  • Certificate in Montessori-Based Dementia Care Planning (May 2008) SA&NTDTSC

  • Certificate in Managing Difficult Epilepsy (April 2005) Epilepsy Scotland, UK

  • Foundation in Makaton 1 & 2 (August 2005) Forth Valley Primary Care Trust, UK