Ingrid Hilton Clinical Psychologist M.Psychology (Clinical), MAPS Clinical College Membership, MCCLP M.A. (Health Counselling) M.A. (Women's Studies) Psych. Major (Single Subjects) Grad Cert (Developmental Psychiatry) Grad Cert (Family Therapy) B.S.W
Ingrid is a registered psychologist and has clinical endorsement with AHPRA. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Clinical College (APS). She is an AHPRA registered supervisor, who supervises psychology students at all levels, including interns undertaking the 4x2, and doctoral pathways to gain full registration. Ingrid began her professional career as a social worker, and later as a family therapist. She later completed her psychology degree, which culminated in receiving her Clinical Masters Degree in Psychology, 2008. Ingrid’s two other Master Degrees are in Women’s Studies, gained at La Trobe University and Masters Degree in Health Counselling, conferred by Victoria University. Ingrid’s clinical interest in early childhood emotional development lead to her complete studies in Development Psychiatry in 1997 at the Austin Hospital Mental Health Unit. Further training included Specialist Couple Therapy, culminating in an internship with Relationship Australia in 2001. Over the years of clinical practice, the significance and impact of trauma and neglect on both children and adults has influenced Ingrid’s ongoing professional development training. Subsequently, this has greatly increased Ingrid’s knowledge and skills in the area of trauma treatment, as well as, the impact of childhood attachment on adult functioning. She also has a keen interest in working with couples experiencing relationship difficulties in particular, in the area of communication and conflict resolution.
She provides psychological services to individual adults who present with issues including, depression and anxiety, grief, trauma, separation, physical and sexual assault, and relationship problems. Ingrid’s clinical practice also involves working with individuals who present with complex mental health conditions such as Bi-polar and schizophrenia, and Axis 11 Personality disorders. Ingrid uses a range of interventions and approaches in her clinical work, including, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Couple Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. In addition, attachment theory underpins much of her clinical practice. Ingrid is committed to providing Evidenced Based Psychological Therapy.