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Jennifer Mitchell
Clinical Psychologist

Jennifer Mitchell BPsych(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS
Registration Number: PSY0001026695
Medicare Provider Number: 4046401K

Jennifer has worked with the Clinical Psychology Centre since 2008 and specialises in treating anxiety and complex trauma in adults. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness/ Acceptance Based Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She also has experience in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Family of Origin work, and attachment therapy. Her particular interests include working with adult clients who are coping with anxiety, trauma, and related emotion dysregulation (e.g. substance use disorders, problematic eating patterns, self-harm behaviours) as well as people adjusting to life changes (e.g. relationship breakdown, loss of job, bereavement). She is also interested in how perfectionism relates to difficulties people experience such as anxiety and depression. She has some experience working with individuals with Thrichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder amongst other conditions. She has been involved in the development and implementation of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program run at the Centre. DBT is a comprehensive treatment approach for people who struggle to regulate their emotions.

Jennifer has previously worked at the Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit (MUARU). This specialist clinical unit provides ongoing research into the nature, understanding and cutting edge evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety disorders. She was involved in projects providing treatments for adult social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, and panic disorder as well as working on a program for HSC stress in adolescents. Her doctoral thesis looked at the relationship between perfectionism and anxiety in children and their parents.

She has also worked in a public hospital specialist Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and Jarrah House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for women and their children.

She is a member of the Anxiety Practitioners Network (APN) and regularly attends seminars. She is dedicated to the well-being of her clients, working to maintain a strong therapeutic relationship involving respect, compassion, warmth and trust.


Mitchell, J. H., Broeren S., Newall C., Hudson J. L. (2013). An experimental manipulation of maternal perfectionistic anxious rearing behaviors with anxious and non-anxious children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1-18.

Mitchell, J. H., Broeren S., Newall C., Hudson J. L. (2013). The role of perfectionism in cognitive behaviour therapy outcomes for clinically anxious children. Behavioral Research and Therapy, 547-554.

Green, M.J., Waldron, J.H., Simpson, I & Coltheart, M. (2008). Visual processing of social context during mental state perception in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatry Neuroscience, 33(1), 34-42.. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., Waldron, J.H., & Coltheart, M (2007). Emotional context processing is impaired in schizophrenia.. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 12(3), 259-280. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., Waldron, J.H., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Paying attention to context. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(Suppl. 2), A118-A119(1).. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., Waldron, J. & Coltheart, M. (2006). Mental state perception in schizophrenia: paying attention to context. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2 (3 Suppl), s106. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., Waldron, J.H., & Coltheart, M. (2005). Eye movements reflect aberrant processing of social context in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 31(2), 470. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., Waldron, J.H., & Coltheart, M. (2004). Mental state perception in schizophrenia: The role of context. Brain Impairment, 5 (Suppl), 87-88. (nee Waldron)

Green, M.J., & Waldron. J.H. (2004). Reduced appreciation of social context in schizophrenia impairs the perception of complex mental states. Schizophrenia Research, 246-247. (nee Waldron)


Mitchell, J, Hudson, J and Rapee, R (2008). Does perfectionism impact on treatment outcomes for anxious children?. AACBT National Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 17-21st September 2008,

Mitchell, J, Hudson, J and Rapee, R (2008). How is a perfectionist created? Development and validation of the Perfectionistic Anxious Rearing Questionnaire.. 43rd APS Conference, Hobart, Australia, 23-27th September 2008,

Homewood, J, Waldron, J, Say, M and Taylor, AJ (2004). Methadone disrupts performance on both a land and a water maze in the rat. XXIVth CINP Congress, Paris, France 20-24th June 2004, (nee Waldron)