About Me...

 

My name is Hilary Mack and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families to assist people to get closer to their goals and overcome areas of difficulty.

I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an evidenced-based approach to working through anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties.  If you'd like to know more about what I do, please email me or call me on 0211424838.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications

I completed Clinical Psychology training at the University of Queensland in Australia and qualified in 2001.

Publications

OCD in children with autism spectrum disorders 

I was lead author on a case-control study examining OCD symptoms in children with OCD and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with OCD and Tourette's Syndrome.  We were interested in finding out more about what kinds of obsessions and compulsions are experienced by children with ASD compared to children without ASD.  Our findings helped inform approaches to assessing and treating OCD in children with ASD.

CBT treatment of OCD in people with autism spectrum disorders

I contributed as co-author to a randomised controlled trial (RCT) evaluating CBT as a treatment for OCD in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  Our findings provided evidence that CBT is an effective treatment of OCD in people with ASD.

Additional Training

In addition to my Clinical Psychology training, I have completed additional training and professional development in a range of approaches to psychological treatment.  This has included further development of skills in the assessment and treatment of OCD, Body Dysmorphia and other anxiety disorders and in Family Based Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (otherwise known as the "Maudsley Method").  I have completed additional training in clinical supervision and in 2012 I completed Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Career Overview

Since qualifying as a Psychologist, I've worked in a number of other roles in Australia, the UK and New Zealand:
  • Kari Centre, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Greenlanes - Auckland, New Zealand
  • Child & Family Unit, Starship Hospital - Auckland, New Zealand (Psychiatric inpatient unit for children & adolescents)
  • Behavioural Disorders Unit, Bethlem Hospital - London, UK (Psychiatric inpatient unit for people with autism spectrum disorders)
  • Child OCD Team, Maudsley Hospital - London, UK (National specialist service for children & adolescents with OCD & related disorders)
  • Newham Child & Family Consultation Service - London, UK (Community child & adolescent mental health service)
  • Nundah CAMHS - Brisbane, Australia (Community child & adolescent mental health service)
  • Quitline - Brisbane, Australia (Addiction support service)
  • Wilson Detention Centre - Brisbane, Australia (youth detention centre)

Professional Registration

I am Registered with the Psychologists Board of New Zealand under the Clinical Scope of Practice as well as being a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.  I have a Statement of Equivalence with the British Psychological Society and have previously held registration to practise in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Contact Details

TELEPHONE:

0211-424-838

EMAIL:

summitpsychology@hotmail.com