Dr Lisa Morgan is a Clinical Psychologist based in Brisbane who has trained and worked in both the public and private mental health systems in Canada, the UK, and Australia. She began her studies and work in Canada and finished her clinical training at the University of Melbourne in 2005 and PhD in 2008. She has nearly 20 years experience working in women’s mental health with a particular emphasis on eating disorders and perinatal disorders/adjustment issues (including multiple births and carer’s issues, such as the diagnosis of a child).
Lisa’s therapeutic style is based on attachment-based theories and encourages the exploration of personal values, as well as emphasises self-acceptance and the development of values-driven goals. Only evidence-based psychological treatment methods are used in her approach to therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Apart from her work as a clinician with the Gidget Foundation Australia’s Start Talking program, she has also provided supervision for two cohorts of the Workforce Development Program which is a year-long supervisory program that upskills clinicians on issues pertinent to the perinatal period. She is also an inaugural member of the Parenting with Disability Group for the Gidget Foundation.
Lisa spends the rest of the time with her three children and greatly enjoys getting outdoors in nature in her kayak.