Dr Mark Craigie, Clinical Psychologist

I work as a clinical psychologist in full-time private practice, specialising in psychotherapy for adults with stress, anxiety, mood and adjustment problems.   I am registered to provide clinical psychological services under the Medicare Health Scheme and I am registered with the major private health insurers. Cognitive-behavioural, metacognitive, and schema therapy frameworks inform my professional approach. Moreover, I specialise in mindfulness training and mindfulness-based approaches for adults with anxiety and depression. For example, in 2007,  Dr Melissa Ree and I published a study that showed that adults with anxiety and/or depression experienced significant reductions in their symptoms after completing a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) group program. To date, I have been running MBCT groups for stress, anxiety and depression since 2003, and I am currently the principal MBCT therapist at The Marian Centre hospital, located in Perth, Western Australia. I estimate that more than 150 people have attended my mindfulness classes over the last 10 years. My therapy consulting fees are competitive with industry standards. In addition, I am an adjunct research fellow with the School of Psychology at Curtin University. Currently I am working on a team investigating the benefits of psychoeducation and mindfulness for building self-care and resiliency to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue in nurses. Research consulting fees are negotiable, and would be based on the size and nature of the project. See the Contact link for contact information.

Professional Profile

Qualifications

  • PhD – Curtin University 2007.
  • MPsych (Clinical) – Curtin University 2007.
  • BSc (Psychology) – First Class Honours, Curtin University 2000.
  • BSc (Information Science), Edith Cowan University 1992.

Accreditations and Professional Associations

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), PSY1579139.
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
  • Eligible for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
  • Member of Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
  • Registered Medicare Provider.
  • Accredited health care provider for most major health insurance funds.

Training and Therapeutic Orientation

  • MBCT Teacher Training Retreat Level 2, Bangor University UK – Completed in Sept 2013.
  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and behaviour therapy (BT).
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and metacognitive therapy (MCT).
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Interpersonal, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and schema-based approaches inform my therapy planning and process.

Recent Experience

  • Mindfulness training therapist in the form of MBCT since 2003.
  • Private practice since July 2008.
  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) outpatient groups at The Marian Centre from 2007-2010.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team in the treatment of adults with mental health problems.
  • Daypatient clinic coordinator at The Marian Centre from 2009 – 2010.
  • Research analyst at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) from 2004 to 2007.
  • Research psychologist at the WA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) from 2007 to 2009.
  • Wide experience and competency in the use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and SPSS for applied psychologial research, and BSc. qualification in Information Science.

Areas of Interest

  • Adults with mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • Rumination and Worry Focused Psychotherapy.
  • Stress and Pain Management using MBCT.
  • Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders.
  • Mindfulness training and CBT as applied to the above and in relation to insomnia, emotion regulation, and overall well-being.
  • Positive psychology and mindfulness to build resilience, compassion, and contentment.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
  • Schema Therapy.
  • Transdiagnostic Approaches to Mood Disorders.
  • Pyschotherapy Effectiveness Research.
  • Psychology Research and Consulting.

Research Publications and Presentations

  • Craigie, M. A., Slatyer, S., Hegney, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Gentry, E., et al. (2016). A pilot evaluation of a mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses. Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-016-0516-x.
  • Craigie, M., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Hemsworth, D., Aoun, S., Francis, K., Brown, J., … & Rees, C. (2015). The Influence of Trait-Negative Affect and Compassion Satisfaction on Compassion Fatigue in Australian Nurses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000050
  • Hegney, D., Craigie, M., Hemsworth, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Aoun, S., Francis, K., Drury, V. Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Stress in registered nurses in Australia: Phase 1 results. Journal of Nursing Management. Accepted 2nd July, 2013.
  • Drury, V., Craigie, M., Francis, K., Aoun, S., Hegney, D. Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Stress in registered nurses in Australia: Phase 2 results. Journal of Nursing Management. Accepted 18th July 2013.
  • Craigie, M. (2013). Modified format mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a routine mental health setting: Initial treatment completer outcomes for a heterogeneous sample of adult outpatients. Paper presented at Mindfulness Science and Practice Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 28 February, 1-2 March 2013.
  • Craigie, M. A. & Nathan, P. (2009). A non-randomized effectiveness comparison of broad-spectrum group CBT to individual CBT for depressed outpatients in a community mental health setting. Behavior Therapy, 40, 302-314.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., Marsh, A., & Nathan, P. (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary evaluation. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 553-568.
  • Craigie, M. A., Saulsman, L. M., & Lampard, A. M. (2007). MCMI-III personality complexity and depression treatment outcome following group-based cognitive-behavioural therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63 (12), 1153-1170.
  • Ree, M. & Craigie, M. A. (2007). Outcomes following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a heterogeneous sample of adult outpatients. Behaviour Change, 24 (2), 70-86.
  • Craigie, M. A. (2006). A comparison of cognitive constructs associated with generalized anxiety disorder and the impact of mindfulness training. PhD. Dissertation, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., Marsh, A, & Nathan, P. (2005). Mindfulness training for generalized anxiety disorder: Investigating changes in perceived control, fear of emotions, and intolerance of uncertainty. Paper presented at the European Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy 35th Annual Conference, Thessaloniki Greece.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., & Marsh, A. (2005). The relative contributions of fear of emotions, perceived control, and intolerance of uncertainty in the prediction of pathological worry. Paper presented at the AACBT 28th National Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Nathan, P., Craigie, M. A., & McEvoy, P. (2005). Individual versus group CBT therapy for affective and anxiety disorders: A benchmarking study. Paper presented at the AACBT 28th National Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Invited speaker (2004), Introduction to Mindfulness Training. Western Australian Association for Cogntive Behaviour Therapy, monthly lecture series (March 2004).