Brad Stolz-Grobusch

Brad Stolz-Grobusch

Brad is a PhD Candidate at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.  He has completed an Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Nursing through RMIT and Mayfield Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in Divinity through Tabor College, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and Master of Psychology (Clinical) through the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and a Masters in Counselling through Monash University.  His past research has focused on Dissociation and Anxiety, and his 4th year research project in psychology won both state and national prizes for research excellence in the field of trauma from the Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS).

 

Brad has worked as a nurse since 1995, predominantly in mental health nursing and the alcohol and other drug sector, which also included research experience in phase III and IV drug implementation trials.  Brad has also worked as a registered psychologist since 2009, becoming endorsed as a clinical psychologist in 2010, endorsed as a counselling psychologist in 2011, and recognized as a supervisor in 2012.  Brad’s career in psychology has included private practice and case management in community mental health, as well as specialist work in pain management and severe personality disorder.  He has completed a Mindfulness retreat and intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in both Germany and the USA with the treatment developer, Marsha Linehan, and has delivered training workshops on DBT at conferences and has been a reviewer for journals on the topic of DBT.  Brad’s proposed PhD project will look at evaluating the effects of traumatic stress and dysregulation on client outcomes during a DBT program.  Additionally, his PhD project will look at trialling an intervention to reduce cognitive biases so that treatments for Complex Trauma Disorder will be more effective.

 

 

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