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Elizabeth King

PhD (Candidate), MClinPsych, BA (Hons), MAPS

Registered Psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia

Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Master of Clinical Psychology from QUT

Registered Provider for Medicare and private health rebates

Accredited Supervisor

Private Practice: Elizabeth has maintained her independent private practice in Ballow Chambers for over nearly 15 years. Her practice, focuses on providing Psychoanalytic Therapy for individuals, as well as consultation and supervision for Psychologists and other health and counselling professionals. 

Teaching: Elizabeth provides Clinical Supervision to postgraduate students in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program at the Queensland University of Technology (currently on leave). She has experience as an Associate Lecturer in the Master of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) program at the University of Queensland.

Clinical experience: Elizabeth has previous clinical experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health services, drug and alcohol services, group programs in private hospitals, and counselling in university student services.

Affiliations: She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Elizabeth currently holds the position of National Convener of the APS Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychologists Interest Group (POPIG). She previously held the positions of National Secretary (2018), National Committee Member (2019), Co-chair National Conference Committee (Brisbane 2013), QLD State Coordinator (2011-2013), and QLD State Secretary (2010).  


Research: Elizabeth is in the process of finalising her PhD on the role of Freud’s dynamic unconscious in psychoanalytic therapy. Her thesis articulates ways in which Freud’s original concept of an active system of psychic defence is supported by contemporary understandings of mental processes, and ways in which it remains relevant as a unique factor in psychoanalytic theory and therapy. As a researcher and practitioner, she is interested in the integration of psychological science and psychoanalytic theories, including the complicated interplays between (and among) humanity and science; theory, research, and practice. 


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