Nathan Beehag

Registered Psychologist & Clinical Registrar
BPsych (Honours) & MPsyc (Clinical) PhD Candidate

Client Group

0 - 25yrs +

Areas

Child & Adolescent Disorders
Anxiety and Depression,
Childhood Trauma

Nathan is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Registrar who first commenced working at READ Clinic in 2014.

Work Background

Nathan has over 8-years of experience in clinical settings that has involved treating children, adolescents and adults experiencing mild to severe psychological difficulties. This included the establishment and management of a state-wide clinical team in the disability and OoHC sector, working with foster carers/youth workers and 5-years of experience working in private practice. Nathan is often a guest speaker on local ABC Radio and a guest psychology lecturer at Avondale College.  Nathan is also an approved NDIS therapy provider.

Therapeutic Approach

Nathan has been trained in the scientist-practitioner model and operates from an evidenced-based assessment and treatment framework. This means that Nathan’s assessment and treatment is guided by a balance of scientific evidence, the clients’ unique characteristics, and the practicality and relevance of interventions for the individual and/or family. Nathan works from the biopsychosocial model. This means Nathan has a balanced approach to treating the individuals biological (sleep, diet, exercise, medication), psychological (thinking errors/memories), and social (friends, family and social skills) functioning. When working with children and adolescents, Nathan maintains the individuals privacy although always spends time with the individuals parents.

Nathan uses a range of psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Nathan is well experienced in other treatment theories including Attachment theory, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT).

Education and Qualifications

Nathan completed a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours through the University of Newcastle, and on exchange at Clemson University, South Carolina, U.S.A, in 2009. Nathan completed a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology, USA, in 2011. Nathan completed his Masters of Clinical Psychology at Charles Sturt University in 2017 and started his Clinical Psychologist Registrar Program in 2017. Nathan will be a Clinical Psychologist by February, 2019. Nathan recently accepted a PhD Scholarship at Charles Sturt University that he will start in 2018. Nathan is an Australian Psychological Society and Psychology Board approved supervisor of other psychologists.

Nathan’s areas of interest for children and adults are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma Histories (complex trauma)
  • Disruptive Behaviours/Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Attachment difficulties
  • ADHD (Inattentive and/or Hyperactive)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Social Skills
  • Tic/Tourette’s Disorder
  • Adjustment Difficulties (adjusting to life phase changes)
  • Learning Disorders
  • Family Separations
  • Bullying
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Nathan works:  Mon-Fri 7:45am – 4:30pm and the first Saturday of every month.

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