North Queensland Psychology Services

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Staff Profiles

See the diverse range of qualifications and many years’ experience of the staff at North Queensland Psychology Services.

Michael Schauer

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Michael completed his postgraduate studies in Clinical and Educational Psychology at the University of Freiburg/Germany in 1980.

Following years of travel as a backpacker he fell in love with Tropical North Queensland where he settled with his family in 1987. Michael has always been keen to find personal growth and looking for better and more effective ways to help clients on their personal journey.

For the last 7-8 years he has discovered ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) as a great tool to find greater fulfilment in one’s personal life.

Cameron Liggett

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Cameron moved to Townsville in early 2012 from Toowoomba, where he served in a number of roles with QLD Health, including Allied Health Team, Cancer Care Team, Dual Diagnoses, Heart Care Team & Paediatrics. Prior to his appointment with QLD Health Cameron worked in an Organisational Psychology setting. 

Cameron's decision to pursue a career in Psychology was developed out of a passion for human performance. He has a strong sporting background having previously achieved a No.1 QLD Open Men's tennis ranking together with a National University Tennis Championship & University of Qld Sporting 'Blue' award. He has also previously served as Tennis QLD State Tennis Coach & QLD Academy of Sport State Regional Coach.

Cameron has a very adaptable approach to his professional practice which includes the use of modalities such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Rational-Emotive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy & Relaxation Therapy. He also has a Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis from the College of Medical Hypnosis.

Maureen Alsop Ph.D.

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Maureen has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years.  She brings a creative force to the clinical environment including therapeutic tools of writing and art to expand consciousness, resolve personal conflict, increase personal awareness, and establish a holistic approach to integrative living. Her background in assessment, diagnosis and working with a variety of community based agencies offers a warm and inviting opportunity for problem solving and exploring a range of psycho-educational techniques for managing anger, stress management, grief/loss, depression, and anxiety.

Julie Walker

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Julie brings to her practice thirty five years of experience working with people in a wide range of services: counselling, coaching, training and development, mediation, facilitation, conflict management and organisational consultancy. Julie is accredited as a Mental Health Social Worker, Mediator and Conflict Management Trainer and Coach.  Besides providing counselling in a wide range of settings, Julie has vast experience in applying her skills to assist staff at all levels in the workplace to improve their management skills, manage conflict more effectively, enhance performance and manage change. Trained as a Conflict Management Coach in 2005, Julie was invited to be the first Australian accredited as a trainer in the CINERGY model and has since facilitated this training for many hundreds of people throughout Australia as well as coaching many hundreds more. Julie brings a breadth and depth of professional and personal experience to her work with clients, drawing on a range of approaches to assist each individual, couple, group or team to develop their own awareness and strengths to manage the challenges they are presented with in life. Julie is always seeking to develop new skills and has recently trained to work with lawyers in providing Collaborative Law services.

 Julie sailed into Townsville nine years ago and so enjoyed the Townsville lifestyle that she and her partner sold their yacht and became landlubbers. However she continues to satisfy her love of travel through her ongoing facilitation of training programs around the country and active and adventurous holidays overseas.

Jenine Lawlor