Dr Pam Connor

Dr Pam Connor is a registered psychologist (Registration Number PSY0001407041) in the ACT, specialising in clinical psychology. She holds Full Membership with the Australian Psychology Society (APS), with Full Membership of both the Clinical and Health Colleges of the APS.

Dr Connor has worked in the field of mental health since 1997, in both the public and private sector, with prior experience in counselling and education. She is currently in full-time private practice, having retired from a long public sector career at the end of 2014.

  • The Practice
  • Qualifications
  • Public Sector Work History Summary

Please note: Dr Connor is no longer practising from Belconnen, but is operating from a specialist practice in Harrison ( details to be provided on  booking). 

. Dr Connor’s focus in her practice is two-fold:

  1. the undertaking of complex assessments of children, adolescents and adults for therapeutic intervention;
  2. the treatment of individuals with a range of mental health presentations, and in particular, those who have suffered long-term and multiple trauma experiences as children and/or adults.(Treatment appointments are temporarily unavailable for both children and adults due to the large number of cleints already on the books for treatment). 

Dr Connor also has a strong interest in the field of neuroscience, having ompleted further post-graduate studies in this field at Sydney University (Brain and Mind Research Institute) and sees that the knowledge gained in this additional study is essential to providing accurate diagnoses and appropriate interventions.

More specifically, the work undertaken for her practice comprises a range of services:

    • psychological assessment/diagnostic consideration;;
    • educational and cognitive assessments;
    • developmental and behavioural assessments of children;
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments;
    • ADHD assessments  ( adults)
    • individual therapy services for individuals ( no new therapy clients are being accepted at this stage).
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Dr Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Masters in Brain and Mind Science (Neuroscience), Masters in Education (Curriculum and Learning), Masters in Education (Counselling),  and a Doctor of Health Science (Psychology). The research for this award focused on “The Treatment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”, and the study involved developing, implementing and evaluating a treatment program for adults who had suffered long-term and multiple trauma experiences during their childhood or adult years. The research for the award was highly acclaimed by international experts in the field of trauma.

Dr Connor has completed the following specialist training to conduct the following programs:

Dr Connor has also undertaken extensive training in the assessment of child and adult attachment with Professor Carol George, Professor Judith Solomon and Dr Bob Marvin.

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 Public Sector Work History Summary

Dr Connor’s public-sector working history spans 46 years, her most relevant employment prior to taking up full-time private practice in 2015 being as Associate Professor (Psychology) at the University of Canberra, 2010-2014.  In this position, Dr Connor occupied the role of Director of the Psychology clinic there. Dr Connor was responsible for training and supervising the clinical work of students in the Masters in Clinical Psychology and Ph.D programs at the University. Dr Connor has an ongoing interest in her work with students.

Prior to her appointment as Associate Professor, Dr Connor was employed (2006-beginning of 2010) in the position of Director of the Social Work and Psychology Department at Calvary Healthcare ACT, an acute healthcare setting in Canberra.

Other positions held previously include the following:

    • Implementation Manager, Intensive Treatment and Support Program, Disability ACT (temporary 6-month position);
    • Acting Manager (SOG B) Client Services [Adoption Unit], Office of Children, Youth and Family Services (OCYFS);
    • Team Leader, Family Group Conferencing Unit, OCYFS;
    • Senior Psychologist in the Assessment Unit of Family Services (now Child Protection Services, Office of Children, Youth and Family Support), undertaking voluntary and court ordered assessments of adults, children and families;
    • Senior Practitioner with Family Services, providing a consultative service to other staff members regarding complex cases; psychologist;
    • counsellor/mediator with the Family Court Mediation Service; and
    • psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Dr Connor has also provided supervision to fully registered, provisional psychologists and Masters students over several years.

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