Dr Matt Doherty

Dr Matt Doherty
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Public Health
 Email matthew.doherty@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 4340
 Location Floor/Room WS9071.15 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

     I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My academic background is in nursing, psychology and psychotherapy. I am currently involved in Jungian supervision and analysis.

    Over the last 18 years I have had the privilege of working with young people in a variety of psychotherapeutic settings. These settings have included community mental health, homelessness, child sexual abuse, sexual health and acute inpatient hospital care.

    I have been lecturing in the tertiary sector for the last five years. My experiences have involved the teaching and supervision of medical students during their child and adolescent psychiatry internship, and more recently lecturing and supervision of students in the graduate program of counselling and psychotherapy.

    When I am not teaching in psychotherapy, I work as the Clinical Manager at a small Non-Government, Charitable Organisation called Northern Area Community & Youth Services (NACYS). In this position I provide psychotherapy to a small caseload of complex child and adolescent mental health presentations; supervise a small team of therapeutic staff and maintain clinical governance for the organisation.

    I am the slightly crazed father of four amazing children, play the bagpipes for an Irish pipe band and I have a penchant for any form of cake that contains custard and or cream!

  • Awards & Achievements

    University of Adelaide. 2014 & 2016 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teaching Award: School of Medicine.

    University of Adelaide.  2016 Post Graduate Teacher of the Year: School of Public Health.


  • Teaching Interests

    Child and adolescent psychotherapy and mental health

  • Research Interests

    Psychotherapy for young men

    Child and adolescent counselling and mental health

    Jungian Psychotherapy

    Narrative Inquiry

    The use of surrogate clients/patients in psychotherapy training

  • Community Engagement

    Clinical Manager. Northern Area Community & Youth Services Inc.

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