Clinical Psychologist: PSY0001777026
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.
2017: Psychology Board of Australia (PBA): Board-approved Supervisor (Registrar program principal supervisor, Area of practice: Clinical psychology)
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)
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
Australian Psychological Society (MAPS; #: 150659)
The EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA; Accredited Practitioner)
Medicare Psychology Provider (Provider #: 4888486W)
Short Courses, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences:
2022: EMDR: Enhancing the Protocol for Children and Adolescents
2022: Promoting self-care in supervision: The role of compassion and self-compassion
2021: Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3
2021: Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
2020: Brainspotting Masterclass
2020: Brainspotting Phase 3 Training
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
Last Updated: 13 July 2020