Dr Jodie Fleming is a Clinical and Health Psychologist. She currently works at St John of God Health Care in Warrnambool, and runs her own small private practice.
Jodie completed her undergraduate degree through Deakin University whilst living in Spain, and completed her Professional Doctorate at the University of Newcastle in NSW. Spending her early career in Newcastle, Jodie pursued a career in psycho-oncology, commencing with a role at CanTeen and later working with families at the John Hunter Children's Cancer Hospital. Jodie also provided psychological services at the local Division of General Practice.
In 2010, after receiving her own cancer diagnosis, Jodie relocated back home, to Victoria to be closer to her family. She has never looked back. She thrives on the diversity her work provides her and finds herself working across a multitude of programs. These include mental health, chronic pain management, diabetes management and oncology rehabilitation.
In addition to a number of stints in private practice in both NSW and Victoria, Jodie has also spent the past two years as a sessional lecturer at Deakin University.
Jodie uses a combination of therapies including her current favourites, schema therapy, EMDR and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
In her spare time, she writes. In March this year, she launched her blog The Psychology of It where she delivers psychological information in five different styles, with the view of connecting, human to human.
Jodie willingly share's her personal journey of balancing her work as a psycho-oncologist whilst managing and ultimately surviving her own illness. Thank you Jodie for your generosity!
- The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD)
- Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI)
Blogs (and more on Jodie)
Jodie's Best Self-Care Tip
- Learning to say no. This is one of the most important things.
This means, no to squeezing in an extra client and taking on more work than you have the capacity for. No to working through your lunch break and to after hours work. No to working with someone outside of your scope of practice, or someone you don't feel comfortable with – that's a big one!
- Go for long runs, laugh a lot and do yoga.
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