Paul Gertler, Clinical Psychologist
B.A. (Hons) M.Psychol. Founding Member Australian Clinical Psychology Association
City and Westmead locations.  For information and Appointments call (02) 9221 2763
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Treatment for
Anxiety and stress
Confidence in social situations
Post-traumatic stress

Dealing with depression
Increasing happiness

Coping with life changes and adjustments
Dealing better with anger and frustration
After brain or spinal injury
Behaviour support programs
Coping with physical and/or
cognitive impairments

Training for support workers and carers

External reminder systems 
and memory aides 
Social skills and community integration
For solicitors and insurers
Medico-legal assessments
Assessment of behavioural, emotional
and cognitive changes following catastrophic events
Treatment reports and advice on
future treatment needs


Clinical Psychologist based in the Sydney CBD.  I also have rooms in Westmead and I provide services throughout Sydney Metro and NSW.





Qualifications
Accreditation
  • Registered Psychologist in NSW
  • Nationally registered from 1 July 2010
  • Endorsed area of practice: Clinical Psychology
University training
  • B. A. (Hons) University of Newcastle 1995
  • Masters of Psychology (Clinical) University of Sydney 1998

Professional memberships
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
  • Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT)
  • Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • Brain Injury Association of NSW (BIA)

Credentials and further training
  • FIM credentialled
  • MAA Assessment of Permanent Impairment
  • Workcover NSW: registered provider
  • RNSH Pain Clinic: short course in pain management
  • Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health: Introductory and Advance Trauma-focussed workshops
Experience
Clinical Practice
I have operated my own private practice since 2003.  Prior to that I worked for several years in residential and community services both in Sydney and England.

Expertise
My primary experience comes from helping people who have been injured in traumatic events.  I have developed a strong reputation for assisting people who have sustained brain and spinal injuries, to adjust to life following these events.

   In my private practice I see a range of people experiencing a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, stress and worry.  My practice has a strong focus on men's health and enhancing motivation for change.


Professional collaboration
I work collaboratively with other treating professionals including GP's and medical specialists, case managers, OT's, physiotherapists and more.


Professional recognition
My work has been published in psychological journals and professional newsletters.  I have presented papers at conferences and I run workshops for other professionals in topics such as behaviour change and cognitive therapy. 
Philosophy
Treatment method
I am trained in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) which is the most commonly accepted form of psychological therapy.  CBT has proven outcomes for a range of conditions.  My treatments are evidence based and I keep my knowledge current with regular professional development activities.



Objectives
Out of every session it is important that you leave confident that I have taken the time to listen and understand you.  You might see solutions to your own problems with some guidance. Sometimes you know what to do but need help with motivation. 
 
   I will try to give you strategies to use between our sessions so that you can see the benefit in your day-to-day life.


Measurable outcomes
I will work with you on goals that are important to you.  We will use objective measures to determine whether the treatment is working for you.










 
Psychologists Registration no. PS0053065  -  HIC (Medicare) Provider no. 2573291F  -  ABN: 90 109 286 060
 
 
 
 
© Gertler Psychological Services Pty. Ltd. 2010, 193 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2010.