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 Department of Health (WA). She has worked across a diverse range of services including Adult / Older Adult Community and Inpatient Mental Health Services, the WA COVID19 Staff Wellbeing Helpline, community psychiatric rehabilitation services, and in Aged Care and Rehabilitation Centres including Parkinson’s Disease Clinics & Memory Clinics.  She has also worked in private practice for a number of years. 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.

 

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.

 

Qualifications

  • B.A. Psychology (1993)

  • Bachelor of Psychology (1995)

  • Master of Psychology - Clinical (1999)

 

Memberships and Registrations

  • Marnie is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist

  • She is a Psychology Board approved supervisor (AHPRA) and provides supervision for post-graduate Clinical Psychology students and Clinical Psychologists.

  • She is a Founding Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

  • She is a member of the Institute of Clinical Psychologists (ICP WA)

  • Current committee member of the Clinical Psychology Reference Group; a Department of Health Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology group representing the interests of the profession at a state-wide level.

  • Previously Marnie was a member on the Clinical Psychology Professional Development Sub-Committee assisting in the development and facilitation of educational workshops for Clinical Psychologists working for the Department of Health (WA).  She has also been a committee member and Secretary for the WA Branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

 

 

Marnie’s main clinical areas of Interest

Marnie has worked extensively with adult and older adult clients who present with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties.  These include:

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship and marital difficulties

  • Interpersonal difficulties

  • Depression and low mood

  • Anxiety: worry, health anxiety, phobias

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

  • Carer stress

  • Sleep difficulties

 

Marnie is also interested in conducting cognitive assessments (adults) (these assessments are not eligible for Medicare rebates).

 

* Please note that Marnie does not offer services for children, adolescents < 16 years, eating disorders

 

“As a clinical psychologist I have dedicated my career to helping people overcome adversity by finding and highlighting the inner strengths and resources that people already possess, as well as empowering them with new insights and skills.”

 

Marnie works with her clients to develop a therapy plan which may be offered as a short-term plan or longer-term therapy depending on the needs of the individual.


Marnie consults at Queensgate Psychology Centre on Thursdays.

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