State Branch New South Wales Branch Committee

Rachael Murrihy, Committee Member

Area of Expertise
  • Psychology

Rachael Murrihy has served as a dedicated member of the AACBT committee since 2012. Rachael obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong in 2006 and subsequently received the John Freestone award for outstanding achievement in a clinical training program. For 13 years she has been employed at the Health Psychology Unit, University of Technology Sydney, the last three years as director of the unit.
Rachael’s specialty is in the area of child and adolescent psychology. As a practicing clinician, she has worked with youth experiencing both internalising and externalising disorders across a diverse range of settings, including the university clinic, private practice, inpatient wards, and in mainstream and alternative schools. She has experience lecturing, training, and supervising professionals in this field, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, nurses, educators, and interns. She also provides mental health lectures for members of the general public.


Dr Murrihy has published 12 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented this work at conferences both nationally and internationally. She has also contributed a book chapter to the Handbook of Australian School Psychology (Springer: NY) and edited a book, Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth (Springer: NY), in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Thomas Ollendick and Dr Antony Kidman.

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