RRICULUM VITAE

Alison Cullen Curriculum Vitae

BPsych | MPsych (Forensic) | MAPS | JP

ABN: 31 160 585 213

Key Skills

  • - Highly numerate with over ten years experience
    within Australian Public Services arena.
  • - Ability to motivate a team of highly qualified
    individuals and achieve significant results.
  • - Ability to work on own initiative under pressure
    and deliver targets to challenging deadlines.
  • - Highly motivated, versatile and conscientious.
CLOSE

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • - MEDICARE PROV. NO. 4291671 W
  • - WORKCOVER PROV. NO. 9411
  • - VCT PROV. NO. 01324
  • - Member of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists
  • - Full registration through AHPRA
    (No. PSY0001107606) with endorsement
  • - Member of Australian Psychological Society (No. 025713)
  • - Alison Has another skill.
CLOSE

Employment History

Current

Aug 2010 - Current

Self-employed Consultant Psychologist (Part-Time)

Consultant to:
Assessments Australia; Family and Community Services
(formally known as DoCS); Legal Aid; Department of Juvenile Justice; NSW Probation and Parole Services; Criminal (Specialist)
Lawyers; Children’s Court Clinic; Immigration.

June 2010 - Current

Sydney Psychology - Consultant Psychologist (Part-Time)

Consultant to:
Victims Compensation Tribunal; Veolia Australia; Insurance Companies under Workers Compensation and local General Practitioners, under Medicare.

Current Responsibilities:
a) Provide therapy to individuals with a diverse range
of psychopathology including WorkCover individuals,
Victims of Crime, marriage counselling, drug and alcohol issues
(including Substance Abuse/Dependence Disorder), depression
and other mood disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other
anxiety disorders (i.e. OCD, GAD, Phobias), Anger Management, Personality Disorders and other personal/work related matters;

b) Provide psychological reports to a variety of audiences,
including case formulations to Insurance Companies managing Return to Work Programs, Presentencing (forensic) court reports, Restoration, Foster Care Reviews and Relative Kinship Assessments for the Children’s court, Family Law Court
reports, Immigration reports, as well as Mental Health
Care Initial and progress reports to GPs.

CLOSE

Previous

Mar 2012 - Oct 2012

Pinnacle Rehab - Manager of Psych Services (Part-Time)

Oct 2008 - Jan 2012

New South Wales Police -
Human Factors (HF) Manager/Psychologist (HR)

Apr 2008 - Oct 2008

Department of Community Services (DoCS) -
A/Team Leader

Jul 2006 - Apr 2008

Department of Community Services (DoCS) -
Child Protection Caseworker

Mar 2002 - Apr 2006

Peter J Allen & Associates
Consulting & Clinical Psychologists - PA/Clerical

CLOSE

Work Experience

Feb 2008 - Sept 2008

Stephen Woods and Associates - Intern Forensic Psychologist

Feb 2008 - July 2008

Van Houten Solicitors Barristers Notaries Pty Ltd - Work Experience

Mar 2007 - Nov 2007

Anthony Sciberras and Associates - Intern Forensic Psychologist

CLOSE
CLOSE

Seminars Attended & Certificates Obtained

2013

DSM-5 Preview of Whats Coming, Proposed Changes,

& how they’ll impact practice (TATRA)

2013

Mental Health Professionals in Court (Pearson Academy)

2013

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

2013

Mediation in the Workplace (APS)

2012

Criminal Assessments (APS Clinical College)

2012

Supervision for Registration (Psychology Board of Australia)

2011

Psychopathy – What it is, what it matters & how to recognise
it (APS Forensic College)

2011

Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) Advanced Workshop

2011

Relationship Therapy with Difficult Couples

2011

Hays Job Evaluation Methodology and Staff Selection Techniques

2010

Project Management: Essentials

2010

WorkCover Workshop for Psychologists (Provider No. 4291671W)

2010

Beyond Mindfulness

2010

Investigative Interviewing

2010

Assessing violent offenders using case formulation
& Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB)

2009

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

2009

Human Factors for Transport Safety Investigators

2008

Effective Assessment with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
(CALD) clients training

2008

Personal Planning and Review (PPR) for Supervisors: making it work

2007

Motivational Interviewing Relapse Prevention
Dual Diagnosis for Psychologists

2007

Eliciting information in cases of alleged sexual abuse

2007

Risk Assessment in the forensic environment

2007

Decision making and risk assessment in care and protection

2006

Child Protection Training

2006

Psychopharmacology of Prescription Drugs of Abuse

CLOSE

Presentations

2010

Australian Aviation Psychology Association Symposium

Presented on the Human Factor Issues within the NSWPF.

2009

Advancing Forensic Psychology Conference -
APS College of Forensic Psychologists

Presented on the Psychological Barriers to Seeking Professional Psychological Help of NSW Police Officers.

2007

Nepean Community Evening College

Delivery of a child care worker module on childhood attachment styles.

CLOSE

Other

September 2013

Authorised as an emergency/respite foster carer.

May 2010

Participated in a Volunteer Program
in Rwandan orphanages and schools.

CLOSE

LEARN MORE ABOUT
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

LATEST FORENSIC BLOG ARTICLES

Latest Article Latest Article Latest Article
25 / 04 / 13

Forensic Psychologist skills and competencies

A Forensic Psychologist has the following skills and competencies - Psychological assessment and report writing - Psychological formulation and diagnosis - Psychological intervention psycho education individual group and family psychotherapies...

READ MORE
25 / 04 / 13

Forensic Psychologists areas of specialisation

Forensic psychologists are scientist-practitioners. They apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas....

READ MORE
20 / 04 / 13