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Marnie Cuevas

Clinical Psychologist

Marnie has been a Clinical Psychologist for nearly 25 years, and has held a number of Senior Clinical Psychology positions in the public health system and in private practice.  She has worked extensively in both community and inpatient mental health services for adults and older adults, as well as in the area of geriatric medicine/rehabilitation with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke & Memory Clinics.  Marnie was also fortunate to be involved in the initial COVID19 response providing psychological well-being support for health department staff.  Marnie’s broad work experiences has provided her greater perspective on mental health issues across the lifespan and increased awareness of the complex relationship between emotional well-being and physical health, and the impact on recovery.

  
Qualifications
Marnie completed her psychology training at Edith Cowan University (WA) including a 4-year Bachelor of Psychology (1995) and a 2-year Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 1999.
 
Memberships & Registrations

  • Registration to provide clinical psychology services with Medicare

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)

  • Endorsement of clinical psychology as an area of practice with the PBA

  • Founding Member of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

  • Member of the Institute of Clinical Psychologists (ICP WA)

  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor.

  • Previous committee member & Secretary for the WA Branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

  • Previous member on the Clinical Psychology Reference Group; a WA public health group representing the interests of the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology profession at a state-wide level.

Marnie’s main clinical areas of Interest

  • Marnie works with youth (16+ years), and adult/older adult clients.  Her clinical experience extends across a range of presenting conditions including:

  • Mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorders

  • Anxiety: worry, health anxiety, phobias, exam/ performance anxiety

  • Interpersonal difficulties as a result of personality vulnerabilities 

  • Adjustment difficulties/grief and loss following significant health events e.g., cancer, stroke, cardiac events, Dementia, Movement disorders

  • Relationship / marital issues

  • Work-related challenges

  • Carer stress

  • Insomnia and other sleep-related problems

  • Marnie also has extensive experience and interest in conducting cognitive assessments (for adults). These assessments are not eligible for Medicare rebates.

 
* Please note that Marnie does not offer services for those < 16 years, or eating disorders
 
Therapeutic Approaches
Marnie’s initial training in psychology focused on a cognitive-behavioural approach to therapy, commonly known as CBT.  However, she has undergone a further two years of training in Clinical Hypnotherapy and has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-based CBT.

 

Marnie consults at Queensgate Psychology Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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