Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White, Bach Behavioural Science, B Psych (hons), PhD, MAPS

Amanda-WhiteAmanda White is a registered psychologist, offering a range of therapeutic, assessment, and training services. Amanda is an STAP accredited supervisor and can provide supervision to psychologists and counsellors. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Amanda has developed an outcomes-focused practice following her positions in both the public and private sectors. She is a highly experienced clinician, having worked successfully with a variety of conditions, including mood disorders such as depression and bipolar, anxiety, addiction, cognitive and somatic symptom disorders, eating disorders, and personality issues. Amanda also has experience fostering resilience with people who have intellectual and physical concerns.

Amanda offers tailored treatment plans based on her clients needs. Her emphasis is working with individual adults and older adolescents, rather than couples or children, as these individuals hold greater agency, ie the power to act.  Her treatment programs are based on an eclectic approach, meaning evidence based best practice is merged with the presentation and problem solving approach of each client.

Dr Amanda White ABH-Certified-Registered-page-0Her therapeutic orientation is primarily grounded in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She is certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Amanda  finds that by cultivating both wellness and strengths, we can experience powerful and lasting change in our lives.

She has found that Mindfulness can be an extremely effective technique in the area of pain management.

Amanda is available to assist with your life journey, offering adults help with:

  • Mood Disorders such as Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders such as Social Anxiety
  • Confidence Building
  • Enhancing your General Wellbeing
  • Application of gifted and creative abilities
  • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Emotional Stages in Recovery
    • Optimization of Functioning
    • Life Planning
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Managing Life Transitions, for example:
    • Grief and Loss
    • Relational Breakdown
    • Adjustment to Life with Illness or Reduced Capacity
    • Developmental Stages, e.g., older adults, existential crises
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Interpersonal Stressors and Conflict
  • Disordered Eating Behaviours
  • STAP accredited Professional Supervision

Previously, Amanda has been placed at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Neuropsychology Unit and the Rosemount Hospital Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit as well as the Griffith University Neuropsychology Unit. Amanda is an alumni member of Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services (CRS) Australia, following her work at the Brisbane Central Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Health Units. Her early training experience is derived from both this work history and tertiary level teaching roles at Griffith University. Amanda periodically offers training as part of her private practice, focusing on assessment such as the Wechsler scales.

Amanda is also the Mt Gravatt co-ordinator for the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN). This federally-funded program is designed to better integrate local practitioners working under Medicare Better Access. Her ultimate goal here is to provide improved care for people living in the Mt Gravatt and surrounding regions. Amanda’s work for MHPN earned her a place on their Honour Roll in 2012.

In addition to her private practice, Amanda completed her research PhD working with the Griffith University School of Psychology, for which she received a full scholarship from the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit. Amanda’s research interests include internal representation, multisensory binding, and perceptual illusions.

To make an appointment with Dr Amanda White Psychologist, try Online Booking – Loganholme or Online Booking – Mt Gravatt or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129 or Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) on (07) 3088 5422.