Bachelor of Behavioural Science
Bachelor of Psychology (First class honours)
PhD in Clinical Psychology
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Endorsed Clinical Psychologist
AHPRA accredited supervisor
Biography – Dr Alison Bocquée
Alison is a Clinical Psychology with an interest in assessment and treatment of a wide range of developmental, behavioural, psychological conditions, and dual / complex presentations in children, adolescents, and families. Alison has over 16 years experience working with individuals across the lifespan, in both government and private acute and community settings.
Alison has a keen interest in working with child and adolescent clients, and is passionate about supporting young people and their families to develop the skills to make sustainable, lasting change and reach their true potential and thrive. Alison’s therapeutic approach is compassionate and collaborative, individualistic and non-judgemental, resilience- and strength-focused, playful and always evidence-based. Alison utilises a range of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behaviour therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, schema therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, play-based, narrative and attachment frameworks, depending on the client’s presenting concerns. Conjunct family-based interventions and school consultations utilised by Alison offer a holistic approach to treatment, and such an approach provides strategies to parents and educators for collaborative and consistent intervention approach which is fundamental for change. Alison enthusiastically values learning, and is excited to be commencing more specialised training in Schema Therapy specific for Child and Adolescent clients (ST-CA) in May 2019.
Alison also is passionate about supporting the development of other psychologists through the provision of clinical supervision, as well as providing training and education to other agencies, including education and support settings.
Bocquee, A.L., Zimmer-Gembeck, M., & Morrisey, S. (2012). Deficits in affect-regulation and coping among adolescents with self-injurious behaviour and ideation, in C. Bassani, Adolescent Behavior. NOVA Science Publishers.
‘Diaries of mood, daily hassles and coping strategies in self-injuring female adolescents and a clinical comparison group’
Poster presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco - March 2006
‘Testing the traumagenic and affect regulation models of self-injury in an adolescent university sample’
Poster presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago - March 2008
‘Testing the traumagenic and affect regulation models of self-injury in an adolescent clinical sample’
Poster presentation at the Conference for the International Society for the Study of Behaviour Development, Germany - July 2008