Caroline Hare – Snr. Assoc.

Caroline Hare – Snr. Assoc.

Biography

Caroline is Forensic Psychology who began practicing in Australia in 2012, after nine years experience working as a psychologist for the National Offender Management Service in the UK. Caroline has worked in a range of custodial settings, specialising particularly in the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders.

Caroline has extensive experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments and developing individualised and collaborative treatment plans to work towards achieving positive treatment goals, reducing likelihood of reoffending, and supporting individuals to reach their goals. Caroline is competent in assessing learning styles, cognitive functioning, and personality issues to inform treatment planning. She has training and expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, and mindfulness approaches to treat a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, interpersonal problem solving, impulsivity, stress management, anger, trauma and abuse, and substance abuse difficulties.

Caroline completed the Expert Witness Certificate awarded by Cardiff University Law School (UK). In Australia, she has wide-ranging experience in preparing and presenting expert evidence for decision-making bodies, including the Courts, Mental Health Review Tribunal, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Family and Community Services, and NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Caroline holds associated level accreditation with the NSW Children’s Commission Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme (to work with adults). She is also approved as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, and provides supervision and training in a range of areas of psychology, in addition to occasional lecturing and research.