Grant Dewar - image grant-dewar-300x300 on http://actcuriouseap.com.auGrant Dewar
Registered Psychologist

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Masters Degree in Psychology (Health)

 Special Interest

  • Painful thoughts, feelings, memories & internal experiences
  • Self-defeating beliefs & habits
  • Destructive patterns of behaviour
  • Crippling fears
  • Chronic illness & Pain

Background

Grant Dewar is a registered Psychologist, with a Masters degree in Psychology (Health). He has obtained registration with the Psychology Board of Australia http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au and is  required to maintain practice standards which fulfill its requirements for annual renewal.

Treatments by Psychologists focus on changing behaviours thought and feelings and they do not prescribe medication.

He works in Adelaide its Southern Suburbs, Adelaide Hills and Victor Harbor and uses evidence based therapies to assist people in changing their behaviour to both function well and to better manage thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.

His  approach to therapy is based on developing an agreed plan of action which involves learning and applying new skills in a cooperative exploration of how these apply in practice in your everyday experience.

He has experience as an educator, health and safety and welfare adviser and a human resource professional and uses this experience to inform evidence based practice in the delivery of psychological skills to the needs of individuals, families and communities.

Through this he is able to contribute to improvements in quality of life. He uses current evidence based approaches to help people to develop a different perspective on their thoughts feeling and sensations and to get in contact with what is most important to them and then develop actions which matter. Such approaches provide effective, and often swift transformations in a person’s life by providing positive changes in your relationship with:

  • painful thoughts, feelings, memories and internal experiences,
  • self-defeating beliefs, and habits
  • destructive patterns of behaviour;
  • crippling fears
  • Chronic Illness and pain

In response to these challenges he uses evidence based practice in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to provide skills to you. In particular, to develop workable and effective responses to situations that you face,  and to develop strategies to respond to and manage the painful thought and feelings with which we all struggle.

Registrations and Memberships

  • Fellow Member Australian Psychological Society (FRAP)
  • Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)