Paul Ward

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Paul Ward

Paul’s clinical experience is in the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, and general psychological disorders. Other areas of interest include psychometric (intelligence) testing of adults and children, obsessive and compulsive behaviour, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the treatment of distress resulting from events in early childhood.

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Paul uses evidence-based and clinically proven therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Paul always tries to fit the right therapy to the person, and therefore uses a wide range of techniques varying from mindfulness to existential philosophy. His research activities have focused on social anxiety and the fear of negative evaluation, and how high levels of stress can affect mental health.

Paul on therapy with children

Paul has a varied career history, including work for the Office of the Auditor General in program evaluation, and management positions for the Department of Environment and Conservation in enforcement and behaviour change. Paul teaches at Edith Cowan University, delivering classroom and distance education to hundreds of students, and has also lectured internationally.

Paul is regularly approached to speak on various mental health issues. For example, he presented on motivation and change at the Weight Watchers Federation State Forum, and at the inaugural Australian Psychological Society WA Conference where he delivered a paper on eating disorders and the treatment of anorexia.

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Paul is a married father of two, was born and raised in England, and has lived in Perth for 30 years. He enjoys working with a wide range of clients of all ages. Paul relishes the challenge of helping people feel understood, and helping them understand themselves.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Major Accounting, Minor Languages), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Double Major in Psychology), University of Western Australia
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Specialties

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Other anxiety or depressive disorders
  • Psychometric (intelligence) testing of adults and children
  • Treatment of alcohol and other substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviour
  • Treatment of emotional distress resulting from events in early childhood
  • General psychological disorders
  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists (MAPSCC)

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