#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


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


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


  • 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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