Karen McAlear

Qualifications

As well as Psychiatric Nurse qualifications, Karen has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, is provisionallly registeted as a psychologist and is currently undertaking a Masters in Psychology.

Professional Experience

Karen has been a Psychiatric Nurse for 23 years and has worked extensively in the public mental health system, including in triage, crisis assessment and treatment, case management, aged care and family violence.  

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Karen is interested in addictive behaviours.  Her masters thesis is focusing on the effects of long-term substance abuse on mental health.