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Kristi Heffernan

Clinical Psychologist, NSW

Kristi Heffernan is a Clinical Psychologist and currently works for Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and in private practice in Sydney. She also continues to serve in the Australian Army as a Psychologist (reserves). Kristi has many years’ experience working as a Military and Defence psychologist and has provided clinical assessment and treatment to current and ex-serving veterans, emergency services personnel and other community-based clients. She deployed on several occasions with the Australian Defence Force to Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. She has provided prevention, early intervention and clinical treatments to those exposed to trauma and other workplace and interpersonal stressors, and recently completed her PhD investigating the cognitive mechanisms military personnel use to adjust to military deployments.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.