JUSTIN DORAN
PSYCHOLOGY

I work as a Clinical Psychologist with adolescents and adults in private practice in Ballina, NSW, and via telehealth.  

I also hold a position at an adolescent inpatient unit at Lismore Base Hospital.  Additionally, I’m a supervisor on the Master of Clinical Psychology training program at Macquarie University.  Since 2019 I have been delivering workshops and presentations to local and global organisations.  I’m also a former board member of the Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Sciences.  

I’m trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and attachment-based family therapies.  Whenever possible I try to work collaboratively with other clinicians to achieve the best outcomes for my clients. 

My first 10 years of clinical experience was with the Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) and the Northern Sydney Child Protection Service at Royal North Shore Hospital.  Through these positions, I developed an interest and expertise in working with people affected by childhood trauma and crisis management.  I also work with young people and adults struggling with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.  

Prior to working as a Clinical Psychologist, I held a research position at the Black Dog Institute and teaching roles at Macquarie University and the University of Wollongong.  

Outside of the office, I try to live a full life with my young family: walking through rock pools, taking a longboard out for a surf, playing mediocre golf, dabbling in photography, cooking, sipping a coffee and trying to stay in the present…

Doran, J (2022). Working with Suicidal Young People: Re-Thinking Risk and Integrating Contextual Behavioural Science and Attachment Theory.  Presentation and workshop at the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science World Conference (14-19th June, San Francisco). 

Doran, J. (2021). Working with Suicidal Clients: Rethinking Risk and a Contextual Behavioural Perspective. Presentation and workshop at the Australian and New Zealand Chapter Association for Contextual Behavioural Science annual conference (26th-28th November).

Proudfoot, J., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Doran, J., Manicavasagar, V., & Delmas, K. (2012). Triggers of mania and depression in young people with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders143, 196-202.

Proudfoot, J., Doran, J., Manicavasagar, V., & Parker, G. (2011). The precipitants of mania in the context of bipolar disorder: A review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 381-387.

Doran, J., & Franklin, J. (2010). Coaching for success: A comparison of two approaches. Paper presented at the Fourth Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Coaching, Sydney University, Australia. (11 – 12 June).

Franklin, J., & Doran, J. (2009). Does all coaching enhance objective performance independently evaluated by blind assessors?  The importance of the coaching model and content. International Coaching Psychology Review, 4(2), 126-142.

Doran, J., & Franklin, J. (2008). A comparison of the effects of two performance-enhancing interventions on first year academic success. Paper presented at the Seventh Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Bond University, Australia. (27 – 29 November).