Dr Georgie Paulik-White
Clinical Director, Clinical and Research Psychologist
I regard myself as a research-practitioner. I love working with voice hearers. I believe that research must guide my clinical decisions in therapy, and likewise the experiences my clients teach me about help to inform the direction of my research. I completed my PhD in voice hearing from the University of Western Australia in 2007 and have produced 16 peer reviewed publications in the field of voice hearing and psychosis. Recently, I have helped lead the development of a novel intervention for voice hearers named Relating Therapy (also named Cognitive Behaviour Relating Therapy) along side my colleagues in the UK (including Dr Mark Hayward, Sussex University) and Norway (Dr Bodil Kråkvik, Haukeland University). I have run and published two pilots for the intervention (as an individual therapy approach while I was based in Sydney, and as a group therapy since being based back in Perth) and am helping currently run a RCT of the group intervention in Norway. I am also interested on the role of trauma in voice hearing and the impact of psychological interventions for trauma, such as Imagery Rescripting, on voice hearing. I also helped set up the Hearing Voices Network in both WA and NSW.