Dr Bethany Lusk

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) BA(Hons); MPsych (Clin); PhD (Clin Psych); MAPS;CClin; Secretary - APS College of ClinicalPsychologists (TAS)

Clinical Psychologist, MAPS, CClin

Dr Bethany Lusk
Dr Bethany Lusk

Bethany completed a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours in Psychology, 2009) and the Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Tasmania in 2012 before then continuing to complete a PhD (Clinical Psychology) in 2017 exploring sex and menstrual phase differences in the cortical processing of emotion and emotion regulation.  

A passionate academic-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology and neuroscience, Bethany divides her time between clinical practice and academic research and writing. She currently holds teaching and supervision positions at the University of Tasmania.

Bethany is a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor and has experience supervising students completing their Master of Psychology studies in addition to established psychologists working towards their clinical endorsement.  

Bethany is passionate about the discipline of psychology and holds the position of Secretary for the College of Clinical Psychologists (Tasmania). Bethany currently holds AHPRA registration as a psychologist with ‘clinical endorsement’ and has no restrictions against her practice. 

Bethany offers a range of clinical services including diagnosis and treatment of a variety of psychological difficulties with adults either in an individual or couple therapy setting. Bethany is skilled and knowledgeable in treating various psychological issues including anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, and clients and their loved ones impacted by cancer. She has a particular interest in working with clients experiencing trauma, grief and loss, end of life support, sexual dysfunction or disorder, couples therapy, and has subsequently completed additional training and supervision in these areas. 

Bethany’s way of working is to provide psycho-education and where it is appropriate use one or a combination of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. Bethany has experience with numerous psychotherapy intervention techniques including: CBT, ACT, Dialectical Behavioural informed therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems informed therapy, Schema Therapy, suicide intervention and management plans, sleep management, self-esteem work, interpersonal therapy, talk therapy, motivational interviewing, values work, strength work, and psycho-sexual therapy.

Bethany selects treatment approaches according to the needs of each individual client and takes a flexible approach in adapting the scientific principles of treatment to each person and situation. Bethany is passionate about helping people understand themselves and is committed to providing a space for individuals to feel safe to talk about their problems and needs, be treated with respect, and work together toward achieving their goals in order to feel more empowered in their lives and relationships.   

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