Clinical Psychologist

Clinical PsychologistPSY0001777026
PhD(ClinPsych)  І  BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)  І  BSocSc(Psych)  І  BEd(Sec)  І  CertIVTAE  І  CertIVOutRec  І  AdvDipMin

Dr Daniel Bowen operates his own private practice in Dubbo, NSW

Riverview Business Park, Unit 9, 36 Darling Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
Phone: 0432 717 459

Professional Statement & Services
  • Daniel has experience, interest and training in child, teen, adult, elderly, couples, families and group therapy. 
  • Daniel’s approach is empathetic, person-centred, interactive, collaborative, respectful, research- and science-based, and is designed to treat mental illness, relieve distress, restore and enhance functioning, and prevent relapse. Daniel also has a particular interest in identifying strengths, and building resilience and emotional intelligence.
  • Daniel strives to deliver an exceptional level of support and care to his clients. His aim is to empower his clients with the necessary tools to make positive change in their lives and to create successful outcomes.
  • Daniel initially joins with clients in the process of developing an in-depth understanding of presenting difficulties, current motivations for change, and aims for achieving personal goals. Daniel works with each client to facilitate the development of a meaningful personal journey that reflects each individual's cultural and developmental history, and current life circumstances.
  • Daniel draws from a number of theoretical approaches, and typically adopts an eclectic approach to therapy. Often times the best outcome for a client is achieved through the implementation of a combined therapeutic intervention.
  • Daniel’s training has included Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Adventure Therapy, Affect Regulation Therapy (ART), Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Coherence Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Group Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Schema Therapy (ST), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). 
  • Daniel has experience and training in selecting, administering, interpreting and reporting on a range of diagnostic, cognitive, behavioural, learning, personality, distress, and drug and alcohol use questionnaires and tests, as well as in the assessment and management of suicide and risk of harm to self and others.
  • Daniel’s training and roles have entailed working therapeutically with a wide range of issues; including but not limited to: abuse & neglect; addictions & substance use problems; adoption; ageing positively; agoraphobia; alcohol dependence; anger management; anorexia; anxiety & phobias; assertiveness training; behaviour problems; bipolar; body image problems; bulimia & binge-eating; bullying; carer support; complex mental illness; conflict resolution; couples therapy; cross-cultural problems; depression; drug dependence; eating disorders; family upbringing problems; gambling; grief, loss & bereavement; health-related problems; hoarding; housing & economic problems; illness anxiety; insomnia; life & personal coaching; life transition & adjustment problems; low self-esteem; motivation; obsessive-compulsive disorder; pain management; panic attacks; parenting; personality disorders; postnatal depression; posttraumatic stress; relationship issues; relaxation; religious or spiritual problems; schizophrenia; self-development; self-harm; separation anxiety; shyness & social skills deficits; sleep disturbance; social anxiety; social exclusion &/or rejection; somatic symptom problems; stress management; suicidal ideation; trauma; weight management; work stress; and workplace bullying.
  • Daniel's training and roles have entailed running group programs for the following issues: parental management of child behavioural and emotional problems (Tuning In To Kids), anxiety (Cool Kids), bullying and insomnia.

  • Qualifications
    2016: Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (University of Canberra)
    2011: Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) – First Class (Charles Sturt University)
    2009: Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Charles Sturt University)
    2009: Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Charles Sturt University)

    Clinical Experience
    2015 - Current: Private practice
    2013 – 2014: Completion of Practicum Placements
  • Daniel completed over 1000 practicum hours on his 4 field placements which included assessment, treatment, reporting and supervision.
  • 2011: Project Officer – Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (Orange, NSW)
  • Throughout 2011, Daniel worked as a Project Officer on a 5-year multi-site longitudinal study at the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (Orange, NSW). The aim of this project, Minds in Transition (MinT), is to identify the neurocognitive and neuroanatomical precursors of schizophrenia in a population identified to be at “ultra” high risk of developing schizophrenia on the basis of clinical criteria. Daniel's responsibilities included:
  •   Conducting and scoring (baseline, intermediate and final) a battery of clinical, neuropsychological and electrophysiological assessments. Click here for a list of assessments used.
    □  Writing psychological assessment reports
    2010 – 2011: Lifeline Telephone Counsellor and Supervisor
  • In 2010, Daniel completed the Lifeline Telephone Counselling training, including four units of competency from the Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling. Throughout 2010-11 Daniel answered calls on a weekly basis. In 2011, Daniel completed the Lifeline Telephone Counsellor Supervisor training and was on a weekly roster for supervising shifts.

  • Membership in Professional Associations
    The EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA; Accredited Practitioner)
    Medicare Psychology Provider (Provider #: 4888486W)

    Short Courses, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences:
    2020: Brainspotting Phase 2 Training
    2020: Brainspotting Phase 1 Training
    2019: Mastering Complexity in EMDR Practice
    2019: Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
    2019: Integrating Internal Family Systems with EMDR for the Treatment of Trauma
    2018: EMDR Master Class
    2018: EMDR Structural Dissociation
    2018: EMDR Therapy with Dissociative Clients: Moving Closer to Healing
    2018: EMDR Therapy for First Responders and Public Safety Professionals
    2017: Supervisor Training Part 1, 2 and 3
    2017: An Introduction to Coherence Therapy
    2017: Affect Regulation Training
    2017: Disability Medical Assessment Training
    2016: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Part 2 Advanced Training
    2016: WorkCover Allied Health Practitioner Training
    2016: An introduction to Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples
    2015: Recognising and Working with Complex Trauma
    2015: Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and their Families
    2015: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Trauma
    2015: Schema Therapy as an Effective Treatment Tool for Common Axis I Disorders
    2014: Advanced Training in Group Schema Therapy: Master Class
    2014: An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    2014: Self as Instrument: What Practitioners Bring to the Intention of Therapy
    2013: Schema Therapy: Advanced Workshop
    2013: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Part 1 Introduction
    2013: Schema Therapy: Introductory Workshop 
    2013: Psychological First Aid
    2013: Motivational Interviewing
    2013: Tuning in to Kids Facilitator Training
    2012: Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals Working in Aboriginal Health
    2012: The Kimberley Way: Indigenous Suicide Prevention Training 
    2011: Certificate in Essential Skills for CBT 
    2011: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Advanced Workshop 
    2011: NSW Early Psychosis Forum   
    2011: Making the connection between Adult and Infant Mental Health
    2011: Adolescent Development and Behaviour 
    2011: Assessment of Childhood Trauma in Early Psychosis
    2011: Relationship Therapy with Difficult Couples 
    2011: Art and Play Therapy with Children 
    2011: Child Protection - Identifying and Responding to Risk of Harm 
    2011: PRAXIS CBT Online Training – Basic to Intermediate Level 
    2011: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introductory Workshop 
    2011: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Comprehensive Introduction 
    2011: CBT Fundamentals: Processes and Techniques in CBT
    2011: Lifeline Telephone Counsellor Supervisor Training
    2010: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
    2010: Lifeline Telephone Counselling Training