Dr. Jeannie Higgins, PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Business Name: Higgins Pyschological Services
Complementary/Alternative Healthcare Provider
PO Box 759 Mawson ACT Australia
My name is Dr Jean (known as Jeannie) Higgins and I work as a clinical psychologist, a community and organisational consultant and a yoga and meditation teacher. I have over thirty years of clinical, research, community and policy experience. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and I am a full member of Australian Psychological Society and its College of Clinical Psychologists. I have given many papers at local, regional, national and international meetings (you may wish to peruse www.higginspsych.com to read some of them). I am a qualified yoga and meditation teacher and a member of Yoga Australia. My experience includes vocational roles in acute psychiatry, community health, developmental disabilities, university teaching, alternative and substitute care for abused and neglected adolescents, the provision of shop front and country outreach services for war veterans and their families, relationship education and counselling, research with gamblers and police, and interventions in the psychological well-being of emergency service personnel such as medical practitioners, police, nurses, fire-fighters and ambulance officers. In a previous role as a Senior Psychologist with the Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department, I was part of a specialist team of psychologists who were responsible for monitoring and improving the quality of counselling services provided by family and marriage agencies across Australia. This work involved clinical evaluation of counselling and supervisory models and methods and the piloting of a preventative family skills program to address issues of intergenerational trauma and to help prevent child abuse and neglect.