Clare has degree qualifications in General Medicine and Psychiatry including a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Master of Public Health and a Masters of Psychiatry. She has been working in Psychiatry since 2006 and has developed her psychotherapy skills, including supportive, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapy throughout her training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). She was accepted as a Fellow (FRANZCP) in March 2015.
In terms of her other studies in psychotherapy she has completed training in Short Term Intensive Psychotherapy in the Conversational Model at the Westmead Psychotherapy Program. She has been an active member of the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Consult Group at Cumberland hospital and seen patients in both individual DBT as well as co-facilitating Groups in DBT. She has also completed one year of the Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) program with the University of Sydney.
She has an Advanced training Certificate in Psychotherapy with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She is currently participating in a Reading Peer Group with the New South Wales Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NSWIPP) and receiving regular supervision from both senior NSWIPP and RANZCP accredited supervisors as part of her ongoing development.
In keeping with her commitment to the study of Psychotherapy and its biological underpinnings, she has an ongoing involvement in research. She undertook a research fellowship with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry in 2015 looking at how stress system irregularities that occur in development can lead to neurological symptoms which are unexplained in standard medical disorders. This built on her previous PhD in Science which looked at mechanisms of how the brain shares information.