Centre Staff


Leonie Lorien

Leonie Lorien

Clinical Psychologist, Director, Psychology Wellness Centre
MAPS, BA(Beh. Science), GradDipPsych, MClinPsych
Leonie has extensive experience working as a Psychologist for over 25 years across various settings in regional Queensland. Leonie’s interests include Adult Mental Health, Clinical Assessments and Health Psychology. She is involved in the supervision and training of the next generation of psychology professionals, including teaching in the Master of Clinical Psychology course. Leonie is currently completing her PhD in personal recovery for people living with mental health challenges.

Clinic Supervisors

Steve Braun

Clinical Psychologist
Placement Coordinator/Supervisor – Psychology Wellness Centre
B.Sci., B.Psych.(Hons)., M.Clin.Psych.

For the past 25 years, Steve has been working therapeutically with children, adolescents, and adults. He has worked as a school psychologist (primary & secondary), as well as in residential treatment programs for young people, specialist youth counselling services, inpatient psychiatric settings, community clinics, University research programs and a home-based therapy program for conduct disordered youth, as well as in his private practice. He is involved in the supervision and teaching of students in the Master of Clinical Psychology course. Steve has a special interest in therapy with adolescents (10-25yrs) including the treatment of anxiety, depression, friendship & social peer issues, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. Steve also has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan, particularly under diagnosed groups including girls and adults.

Associate Professor Claire Thompson

Clinical Psychologist.
Head of Course - Master of Clinical Psychology
BA(Hons), MClinPsych, PhD.

Claire has over 30 years of professional experience in clinical, research and teaching psychology, including provision of mental health services to children and to older adults, training of Clinical Psychology students in Australia and Singapore and supervision of Research Higher Degree students. She has also worked in private practice, mental health service management and professional supervision of psychologists. Her research interests, publications and conference presentations are in the area of clinical psychology, particularly mental health and cognition in older age and models and processes of Clinical Psychology training programs.

Matthew Condie

Clinical Psychologist.

Dr. Matthew Condie is an Australian-trained and based clinical psychologist and board-approved supervisor with a Doctorate education in Sport and Performance Psychology in the United States. He is currently undertaking his Master in Educational Neuroscience through CQUniversity.

Matt has held several key roles in clinical psychology and leadership, including child protection, youth mental health with headspace, adult mental health, emergency psychiatric services, perinatal and infant mental health and refugee mental health both in Australia and abroad. His treatment approach includes CBT, ACT, DBT, Schema Therapy and principles of Positive Psychology.

With his clinical knowledge and experience, one of Matt’s passions is to promote well-being and mental health to support developing practitioners towards becoming competent, self-aware, balanced, resilient and well-rounded graduates and professionals. Matt’s drive is to apply authentic, relatable and sustainable education and skills to developing practitioners, clients, athletes, coaches, teams, and organisations to live and perform with purpose, meaning, growth and fulfillment.

Matt is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology in the United States. He uses a combination of Clinical and Sport Psychology assessments and interventions to support athletes and teams in Australia and the United States from community level to Olympic athletes in mental health, peak performance and leadership. He also has worked with several clinical populations across the lifespan.

Matt has worked locally and internationally across several diverse contexts and environments. He has consulted developing and reviewing mental health legislation in developing countries as part of his commitment to community and capacity development in a cross-cultural context. He is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee within the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Matt is a driven and collaborative leader in mental health, mental skills training, education and well-being. His professional purpose is to deliver clinical and performance outcomes and programs to individuals and teams to strengthen community health and well-being.

Melissa Attwood

Clinical Psychologist.
Clinic Supervisor Registrar

Melissa Attwood is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who has experience working with adults and young adolescents across a wide range of settings. Melissa has spent the past eight years working in both public mental health and private practice, working with people experiencing complex issues and severe mental illness.

Melissa has experience in delivering individual and group treatments and working closely with multidisciplinary teams in community based services, including clinical mental health, alcohol and other drug services and mental health community support services.

Melissa is passionate about offering a safe and therapeutic space that is non-judgmental and client-centered. Melissa employs an integrative therapeutic approach that draws on a variety of evidence based therapies allowing her to provide clients with individual interventions unique to their experience. Adopting a collaborative approach to therapy, Melissa strongly believes that people are experts in their own lives.


Trina Attard

Trina Attard

Trina commenced with the Psychology Wellness Centre in 2016, and comes with a wealth of experience after working in the Allied Health Sector over the past 20 years. Her duties and responsibilities not only booking clients for appointments with the Psychologists, but also ensuring clients receive the very best support and overseeing administrative operations as well as supporting staff and students in the Master of Clinical Psychology program.


Client appointments are booked with Masters of Psychology Students.  All students at the Wellness Centre are either registered psychologists or provisionally registered psychologists, practicing under supervision by experienced Clinical Psychologists. As part of their placement at the Wellness Centre, students must demonstrate competencies in working with child and adult clients across a range assessments and therapy interventions