Edwina Shi

Edwina Shi

Bachelor of Psychology Sciences (Honours); Doctor of Psychology candidate

 

Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Doctor of Psychology candidate

Membership APS: Associate Member

 

Main Areas of Interest

Mood Disorders

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

Trauma

Cognitive Impairments (including brain injury and neurdegenerative conditions)

Psychotic Disorders

Approach to Therapy

Edwina completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of Queensland. She is currently a Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology registrar, and a candidate for the Doctor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Her doctoral thesis focuses on emotion recognition abilities in individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy after surgical intervention. She has worked in both the private and public health sector, including in-patient, out-patient and residential rehabilitation settings.

Edwina uses an open, compassionate and evidence-based approach in her clinical practice. She understands that seeking therapy can be challenging, and her focus is on providing a safe environment in which clients feel heard and are able to work towards their personal goals. She believes in delivering individualised treatments that fit well with the client and meet their needs, drawing from cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy. Edwina also recognises that cognitive challenges (e.g., difficulties remembering information or concentrating) can occur alongside stress and psychological disorders. As such, she incorporates cognitive strategies into psychological therapy where needed to optimise treatment outcomes.

Edwina has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events, including associated mood and anxiety symptoms that develop as a result of these events. She also has experience working with a range of complex medical and psychological conditions, including acquired brain injuries, neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), adjusting to injury or physical illness, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Edwina works mainly with adults and older adults.

Approach to Therapy

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy

 

Location

Nundah

 

Full list of services provided

 

  • Abuse
  • Acceptane and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adults
  • ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Impairment

 

  • Coping with Disability
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Drugs
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Elderly
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulsive Behaviours
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Memory Problems
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

 

  • Neurodigenerative Disorders (Dementia, Alzheimers)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychosis
  • Rehabilitation/ Injury
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Harm
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • Substance Misuse
  • Trauma

Edwina has appointments available at Nundah