#15 – From School Principal to School Psychologist, Tony Trevitt

Tony Trevitt School Psychologist - We all wear it differently

Tony Trevitt is a School Psychologist who currently works at Mount Lilydale Mercy College, a position he has held for five years.  Tony works with a team of 3 psychologists and a student wellbeing co-ordinator.  The team services a school population of 1450 students and works primarily from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework.

Before returning to university as a mature age student Tony has a long and successful career as a primary school teacher and then School Principal, a position he held for 20 years.

Tony completed his Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology in 2009 and Masters of Counselling Psychology in 2013 at Swinburne University in Melbourne.

In addition to working as a School Psychologist, Tony works in private practice and has a special interest in mens mental health, stress management, mindfulness and autism spectrum disorders.

Suggested Resources

Books

ACT
Mindfulness
Psychoed for adolescents and/or parents and/or teachers
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Professional Development

  • ACT training – Dr. Russell Harris – www.actmindfully.com.au
  • Mindfulness training with Craig Hassed – he has offered courses through the Gawler Foundation, the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria and Monash University

Websites

Clinical Intervention on-line resources for mental health practitioners (great printable fact sheets) at www.cci.health.wa.gov.au

Apps

  • Sleep Pillow (sleep)
  • Mindfulness Coach (PTSD)
  • Smiling Mind (mindfulness)
  • Stress Check
  • ACT Companion (ACT)
  • Mindshift (anxiety)
  • 3D Brain (images & labels)
  • Breathe (controlled breathing/ heart rate)

Tony's Best Self-Care Tip

Long bike rides!

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Amy Felman

Amy Felman

Amy has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and is a working psychologist. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) where she majored in radio. Amy is the host of the "We All Wear It Differently" podcast, where she hopes to entertain and inspire her fellow psychologists.
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