Dr. Jamie Byrne (pronouns: she/her) is a registered psychologist, endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist. Jamie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a fellow of the College of Clinical Psychology. Jamie is also a board approved supervisor by the Psychology Board of Australia, and is available for supervision including as a supervisor for the registrar program. Jamie is an Advanced level Certified Schema Therapist.
Jamie holds a lecturer position at Deakin University where her research examines the interaction between sleep, circadian rhythms (the body clock), and the reward system. Jamie also holds an Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology.
Jamie is a highly esteemed mental health presenter and is available for presentations focusing on (1) resilience and stress management (2) sleep and (3) LGBTQIAP+ populations. Before studying psychology, Jamie completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts specialising in theatre and obtained a Master of Business focusing in HR and management. Given these diverse skills and experience, she can adapt these presentations and workshops for schools, the community, and organisations.
In her private practice work, Jamie works with adolescents (12+) and adults. She has experience working with a range of concerns including: mood, anxiety, sleep, trauma, substance use, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Jamie is also available for gender assessments for individuals who may require this as part of their gender affirmation/transition process. Jamie draws on evidence-based treatments such as CBT, ACT and Schema Therapy when working with clients. Jamie is also trained in eye movement desensitisation and re-processing (EMDR). Jamie uses these evidence-based approaches to collaboratively develop an individually-tailored treatment plan suited to the needs of each client. Her approach is to consider mental health concerns in the broader context of an individual’s life, personal narrative, and current circumstances.
Jamie is a proud co-host of the Meet Q podcast where Dr. Dave Demmer (clinical psychologist), Dr. Tom Dickson (GP), and Jamie discuss the science and research around various mental health topics in a real conversation about LGBTQIAP+ mental health.