M. Psych. Forensic (Monash), B.A. (Psych.), Dip. Ed. Psych. (Monash), M.A.Ps.S., F.A.I.M., F.M.I.P.C
Inaugural Forensic Psychology Masters Graduate, Monash University 1994
Psychology Board of Australia Registration No: PSY0001118794,
A.P.S Registration No: 012886.
Australian of the Year finalist 2010 for clinical services.
Member of the Australian Psychological Society,
Member of the Australian College of Forensic Psychologists,
Member of the Australian College of Health Psychologists.
Member of the Australian College of Psychologists in Private Clinical Practice.
Member of ANZAPPL (Australian, New Zealand Assoc. Psychiatry, Psychology & the Law),
Member Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
Member of the Victorian Psychosexual Society
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Foundation Member of Institute of Personnel Consultants.
Dianne Perrett-Abrahams is a forensic & health psychologist with 29 years in clinical practice. She offers services in workplace injury, compensation. She also offers services in all areas of addiction treatment and recovery utilising a range of treatment modalities including Psychotherapy, CBT, and Exposure Therapy, Narrative Memory Therapy, DBT, Choice and Reality therapies. Her background and expertise includes all aspects of treatment interventions for individuals under WorkCover, Comcare, Victims of Crime and Veteran Affairs. Dianne graduated from Monash University and was one of the 16 inaugural Forensic Master’s Degree graduates in Australia. She developed and implemented the first Staff Assistance Program (EAP) for Police in Australia and has formulated EAPs in multiple settings. She is experienced in treating a diverse range of trauma injuries for police, defence personnel, emergency services personnel, and victims of workplace, accident and individual trauma and family violence. She has a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder for non-verbal adults/children and she has significant background in all areas of adoption issues and treatment intervention for problems associated for both the adoptee and family.
VOSS, under the direction of Dianne Perrett-Abrahams is a diverse and established psychological practice premised upon implementing focused strategies to: Individuals (adults, adolescence and children), families and groups.
Providing a specific focus in:-
- Expert testimony and psycho-legal services;
- Psycho/legal assessments and reports;
- trauma issues;
- Clinical services (hospital accreditations, psychiatric, drug & alcohol);
- WorkCover, Comcare, Veterans Affairs and TAC patients;
- Psychological testing: forensic, clinical, personality, ability, vocational;
- the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of drug/ alcohol and gambling addiction;
- Interpersonal, relationship, family, child interventions;
- Divorce, custody, child welfare interventions.
- Employee Assistance Program design & implementation.
- Work Evaluation.
- Return to Work Assessments
Dianne Perrett-Abrahams designed and implemented the Addictive Behaviours Unit at Dandenong Pinelodge Private Hospital, which opened in August l, 1991. She co-ordinated and implemented the trauma recovery program at Elsternwick Private Hospital in 1993. Her patient care has included accreditation to St John of God Private Hospital (psychiatric), Montclair Private Hospital (drug & alcohol), Evancourt Private Hospital (drug & alcohol), and Dandenong Pinelodge Private Hospital (drug/ alcohol & psychiatric), in addition to accreditation to the original Police Hospital for the referral and treatment of police patients and the Police Welfare Unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital.