Dr Melissa Keogh is a clinical psychologist with an established private practice in Richmond, Melbourne.
Bringing a warm, empathic style to the therapeutic relationship, Dr Keogh is passionate about assisting her clients to achieve their goals. Dr Keogh also consults regularly for the television, radio and print media.
Prior to entering into private practice, Dr Keogh worked as a clinical psychologist in acute private mental health, as well as in the field of organisational psychology, and trained as a television presenter and reporter.
While studying to be a psychologist, Dr Keogh worked as a case manager and community development worker for clients with disabilities across a variety of service providers and programs.
In her practice Dr Keogh employs a range of therapeutic approaches including psychoeducation, cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) including mindfulness, positive psychology and interpersonal therapy (IPT). Dr Keogh's approach, however, is essentially tailored to meet the treatment needs of the individual client.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Dr Keogh's honours thesis examined body image disturbance in the sisters of females with anorexia nervosa.
Her doctoral thesis used sophisticated statistical analyses (Multitrait-Multisource CFA) to examine the validity of AD/HD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder symptoms in Australian children.
Dr Keogh's doctoral thesis was ranked by Professor G. Leonard Burns of Washington State University (an international leader in the field of AD/HD) in the top 5% of dissertations chaired by Professor Burns, or for which he had been involved in assessing, at the Department of Psychology, Washington State University (February 2003).
Dr Keogh is a full member of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLIN). Dr Keogh is regularly involved in professional development and is a member of the Canterbury Cluster Peer Network Group.
Outside of work, Dr Keogh enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as partaking in creative activities such as singing, acting and the piano.