Ass. Professor Georgie Paulik-White
Clinical Director, Clinical and Research Psychologist
I am a research-practitioner who is passionate about working with people with psychosis and those who hear voices. I believe that research must guide my clinical decisions in therapy, and likewise that the experiences my clients teach me about help to inform my research. I completed my PhD in voice hearing from the University of Western Australia in 2007 and have produced 26 peer reviewed publications and a textbook in the field of voice hearing and psychosis. I have worked in UHR and early psychosis, in both Sydney and Perth, and have been team leader of early psychosis programs. I also developed a novel intervention for voice hearers named Cognitive Behaviour Relating Therapy alongside colleagues in the UK (including Dr Mark Hayward, Sussex University). In 2016 I opened Perth Voices Clinic, at Murdoch University and Midland Headspace, to improve services and training of mental health professionals working with voice hearers. I am passionate about exploring the role of trauma in voice hearing and the impact of psychological interventions for trauma on voice hearing, and have ongoing collaborations on trauma interventions, including Imagery Rescripting, with Prof Arnoud Arntz (Netherlands) and Prof. Craig Steel (UK). I also helped set up the Hearing Voices Network in both WA and NSW.
To see publications & projects, visit my ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Georgie_Paulik