Peter Gough is a psychologist with full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Association of Psychology inc. (AAPi) and is a member of the APS interest groups of Rural and Remote Psychologists and Military and Emergency Services Psychology. He is a volunteer psychologist with the APS Disaster Response Network. In addition to his history as a psychologist, Peter is a former police inspector with over 21 years of working directly with a forensic population in many urban, rural and remote environments. Peter has experience working in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, in-patient psychiatric facilities, Victorian Department of Corrections, remote Aboriginal medical services and more recently with the Department of Veterans Affairs and his own private practice. He has over thirty years of preparing complex and investigative reports for presentation for both state and federal ministers, commissioners of police and other government departments.
Peter has a wealth of experience in presenting briefs of evidence, and evidence in chief before the Local Courts, District Courts and Supreme Courts of NSW, as well as a number of tribunals, boards and interagency organisations.
Peter has extensive experience in working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations who interact regularly within the criminal justice system who present with complex and chronic psychiatric and offending behaviours. Peter provides therapeutic treatment for presentations such as PTSD, childhood sexual assault victims, adult sexual assault offenders, depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and alcohol, drug and other addictions.