#1 – Psychologist Working with Eating Disorders – Hollie Laver
Hollie Laver has been a registered psychologist since 2009 and is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the Barwon Health Eating Disorders Unit. She has over 7 years experience in mental health triage, crisis and continuing care treatment in adult and youth community mental health.
Hollie completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Honours in 2006 at Deakin University, and worked as a provisional psychologist at Ballarat Psychiatric Services to gain her full registration. She is currently completing her Master of Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. Her research thesis title is “Risk and Protective Factors for Eating Disorders in the Family Environment.”
Hollie works in the field of eating disorders and mainly with youth. Her primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) where she has completed advanced professional training through Orygen Youth Health. She also regularly attends the Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED) for further training and seminars.
Hollie is a passionate advocate for the delivery of quality health services to young people.
Hollie's Recommended Resources
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Hollie's Self-Care Tip
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Loved this ep! Will take away the comment: “always have the family in the back of your pocket” – and I really hope that we do have the next generation of women questioning societal expectations re body image. Thanks for a great podcast 🙂
Hollie is a passionate advocate in this area. I agree, it’s great advice she shared indeed.
It’s a pleasure to share such fabulous psychologist’s with you and all their pearls of wisdom!
A really great insight into starting a career and the challenges faced when becoming a psychologist. Very valuable!
Glad to hear it Molly! We’re so lucky to get this advice and hopefully avoid some of the common challenges early career psychologists face, or at least be a little better prepared for them!
Thanks for the feedback 🙂
I listened to this episode when it first came out, and found it so inspiring. Months down the track, I’ve just listened again looking for some confidence before interviews for clinical masters – cannot thank you enough for starting up this podcast and giving such valuable information to those of us studying hoping to enter the field. I really look forward to each new podcast, and just wanted to let you know it’s been SO helpful and inspiring for me 🙂
Listening your conversations with all the amazing psychologists who have share their journey of going through studying and working in the fields of psychology, is so informative, helpful and motivating me to continue getting out there, continue learning and developing my practical skills despite hard and challenging process we have to go through in becoming a psychologist.
Thank you !
Thanks so much for reaching out and posting a comment on the website. I love that the podcast is achieving it’s goal or supporting and motivating others! Psychology’s a very exciting profession isn’t it.
Feel free to reach out anytime with a question or request.
Good luck with your training!
I have recently discovered the podcast and I am loving it! I am finishing 2nd year of the batchelor in psychology from the university of Barcelona (online). I started when i lived in Spain but now I live in Australia. I was planing on doing the clinical master here after my honors overseas but now thanks to the podcast I am aware of the challenges people go through to find placements. Do you think it would be beneficial to finish my batchelor in an Australian University? Also could you do a podcast on what to do after finishing your psychology degree? I would love to hear tips and advise on placements, the different paths to be a registered psychologist and even the different working fields possible.
Thank you sooo much for your time on helping us students! It is very useful 🙂