Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White Psychologist treating trauma

Dr Amanda White Psychologist, PhD, B Beh Sc, B Psych (Hons), MAPS.

Dr Amanda White is a Psychologist offering a range of therapeutic, assessment, and training services.

Amanda is a STAP accredited supervisor and can provide supervision to psychologists and counsellors. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and is certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

Amanda has developed an outcomes-focused practice following her positions in both the public and private sectors. She is a highly experienced clinician, having worked successfully with a variety of conditions, including mood disorders such as depression and bipolar, anxiety, addiction, cognitive and somatic symptom disorders, eating disorders, and personality issues. Amanda also has experience fostering resilience with people who have intellectual and physical concerns.

Amanda offers tailored treatment plans based on her clients needs. Her emphasis is working with individual adults and older adolescents, rather than couples or children, as these individuals hold greater agency, ie the power to act.  Her treatment programs are based on an eclectic approach, meaning evidence based best practice is merged with the presentation and problem solving approach of each client.

Her therapeutic orientation is primarily grounded in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Amanda  finds that by cultivating both wellness and strengths, we can experience powerful and lasting change in our lives.

Amanda is available to assist with your life journey, offering adults help with:

  • Mood Disorders such as Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders such as Social Anxiety
  • Confidence Building
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Enhancing your General Wellbeing
  • Application of gifted and creative abilities
  • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Emotional Stages in Recovery
    • Optimization of Functioning
    • Life Planning
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Managing Life Transitions, for example:
    • Grief and Loss
    • Relational Breakdown
    • Adjustment to Life with Illness or Reduced Capacity
    • Developmental Stages, e.g., older adults, existential crises
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Interpersonal Stressors and Conflict
  • Disordered Eating Behaviours
  • STAP accredited Professional Supervision

Previously, Amanda has been placed at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Neuropsychology Unit and the Rosemount Hospital Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit as well as the Griffith University Neuropsychology Unit. Amanda is an alumni member of Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services (CRS) Australia, following her work at the Brisbane Central Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Health Units. Her early training experience is derived from both this work history and tertiary level teaching roles at Griffith University. Amanda periodically offers training as part of her private practice, focusing on assessment such as the Wechsler scales.

Amanda is also the Mt Gravatt co-ordinator for the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN). This federally-funded program is designed to better integrate local practitioners working under Medicare Better Access. Her ultimate goal here is to provide improved care for people living in the Mt Gravatt and surrounding regions. Amanda’s work for MHPN earned her a place on their Honour Roll in 2012.

Amanda completed her PhD with the Griffith University School of Psychology, for which she received a full scholarship from the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit. Amanda’s research interests include internal representation, multisensory binding, and perceptual illusions. Below is a list of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations in these areas.

To make an appointment with Dr Amanda White Psychologist, try Online Booking – Loganholme or Online Booking – Mt Gravatt or call M1 Psychology (Loganholme) on (07) 3067 9129 or Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) on (07) 3088 5422.

Publications

  • Hine, T. & White A. (2010). Audiovisual relative timings determine sound-induced flash fission versus flash fusion effects. Multisensory processing: Visual-auditory interactions: Journal of Vision, 10(7): 883.
  • White, A., Hine, T., & Chappell, M. (2010). The role of luminance transients in the generation of the sound-induced flash illusion. Multisensory processing: Visual-auditory interactions: Journal of Vision. 10(7): 884.
  • Hine, T.J, White, A.M.V., & Chappell, M. (2003). Is there an auditory-visual flash-lag effect? Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 31, 254-257.

Platform Presentations

  • Hine, T.J, White, A.M.V., & Chappell, M. (2008). Fission and Fusion Effects in the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion are Dependent on Timings. Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision.
  • White, A.M.V. (2005). Perceptual Integration: Binding for Conscious Representation. Griffith University Postgraduate Student Association Conference.
  • White, A.M.V. (2005) Cross Modal Transfer. Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre, Inaugural conference.

Poster Presentations

  • White, A.M.V. & Hine, T.J. (2008). An Investigation of Transient Visual Events in the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion. Experimental Psychology Conference
  • White, A.M.V., & Hine, T.J. (2007). Sound-Induced Flash Illusion: Investigation of the Role of Visual Transients. Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre Annual Conference
  • White, A.M.V., Hine, T.J., & Chappell, M. (2007). Sound-Induced Flash Illusion: Interaction with Single Transient Visual Events. Human Communication Science Network: Perception & Action Symposia.
  • White, A.M.V., Hine, T.J., & Chappell, M. (2007). An Investigation of Transient Visual Events in the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion. Experimental Psychology Conference.
  • White, A.M.V., Hine, T.J., & Chappell, M. (2006) Sound-Induced Flash Illusion: Investigation of the Role of Visual Transients. Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre, first annual conference.
  • White, A.M.V., Hine, T.J., & Chappell, M. (2002). Is there an Auditory-Visual Flash-Lag Effect? Australian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Conference