David works collaboratively with his clients to develop a shared, tailored, and holistic understanding of their problems and goals. He uses strongly evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy, to help clients find achievable, practical strategies to overcometheir issues.
When working with children and adolescents, David usually involves parents and families as much as possible. David also runs a Tuning in to Teens parenting group periodically. For more details about this and for some videos of David describing his practice, visit http://davidbakker.com.au/
David completed a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University, and has previously worked in the field of community and mental health – in disabilitysupport, rural mental health outreach, youth health, hospitals, and private practice. He has taught psychology and counselling at Monash University, where he has also researched and developed mental health mobile apps, such as MoodMission. He currently works as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Tasmania.