Tim Carey has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland and an MSc in Statistics from the University of StAndrews. After completing his PhD he spent five years working in the NHS in Scotland as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in Adult PrimaryCare.
Tim is currently a Director on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society and Chairs the Regional, Rural, and Remote Advisory Group. He has over 100 publications including books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and has presented his work at national and international conferences.
After returning from Scotland he was the Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and the Course Convenor of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Canberra prior to taking up the Mental Health Academic position at the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs. As the Professor in Mental Health he conducts research in health service delivery, provides supervision and training on mental health issues, and operates a clinical psychology service within the public mental health service.
He has developed a transdiagnostic cognitive therapy called the Method of Levels (MOL) which adopts a patient-centred view of mental health disorders and seeks to help patients resolve the distress underlying particular symptom patterns rather than focussing on the symptoms themselves. His interests in mental health include the importance of control to psychological wellbeing and service provision, improving access to services, and the historical development of our understandings of psychological distress and its treatment.