Having practised since 1990, Homer has practised for more than 30 years and has seen a diverse range of clients in Australia and internationally. In Australia, Homer maintains registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency under the Psychology Board of Australia as a Registered Psychologist. Homer’s clinical experiences over the years have ranged vastly in terms of mental health presentations, conditions presented and, are demographically and culturally diverse.
Homer is consistently brought on to treat more complex cases. His unique strengths have been derived from working in settings dealing with refugees, injured workers, survivors of motor vehicle accidents, relationship counselling and youth work, in both private and non-government settings, which permits him to offer our clients presenting with immense life challenges a sense of hope. This includes the preparation of reports for government agencies and the court system.
Homer takes great pride in the privilege of working with culturally diverse groups. Coming from a working-class background has provided him with the gift of being able to relate with a wide spectrum of people and permit a common understanding regardless of identifiable differences and similarities.
Homer’s key value to his clients is helping people function more effectively than before, regardless of their life circumstances. The focus of Homer’s treatment is to provide understanding and empathetic listening. Based on Homer’s training in various therapeutic frameworks and it is best described as a framework utilising Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness, utilising principles and techniques from both evidence-based approaches.
Homer’s experience across the lifespan has seen the delivery of therapy and assessment to children and adults of all ages. The range of mental health presentations he has expertise in treating include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma-and-stressor related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, social phobia, neurodevelopmental disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders and bipolar and related disorders.
Homer is also committed to working with individuals presenting with a disability in the context of capacity building. He has the ability to support NDIS participants in their journey to develop key skills that contribute to psychosocial well being, independence and autonomy in activities of daily living and quality of life.
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