“Many of us will experience times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and burdened by the challenges facing us. We do not need to face these difficulties alone. My goal is to hear your story, explore with you what may be making it difficult to move forward, overcome unhelpful patterns, and stand beside you to offer strategies and hope in order for you to move towards a joyful and meaningful life.” – Caitlin Miller
Caitlin has worked across a range of services including a non-government organisation, private hospital, and a community mental health service. She has experience with therapy across the age span and has a particular interest in working with children, adolescents, young people and families.
Caitlin is an empathetic and genuine psychologist who creates a safe, nurturing and respectful space for clients to share their story. She works collaboratively with clients to develop a deeper understanding of their difficulties in order to identify what skills or strategies may be helpful for them. When working with young people, Caitlin works with the whole family system to ensure lasting change beyond the treatment sessions.
Caitlin has a specific interest in supporting individuals with disordered eating and body concerns. Caitlin aims to provide a non-judgemental and compassionate approach focused on understanding each individual’s experience and the impact their difficulties can have on their school, work, and relationships. Caitlin harnesses the strength and resilience of clients to assist them in implementing more skilful behaviour and taking back control of their lives.
Caitlin is also passionate about providing treatment for individuals with emotion dysregulation and complex presentations such as personality disorders and complex trauma. She understands that when emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt and shame are intense they can take over client’s lives and interfere with their capacity to maintain meaningful relationships. Caitlin aims to provide compassionate support and practical strategies for clients to increase their confidence in tuning into their emotional experience without letting it overwhelm them so they can experience peace and meaningful connections with others.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
University of Wollongong
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Candidate)
University of Wollongong
Caitlin has a special interest in the following areas:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns
- PTSD and complex trauma
- Emotion regulation difficulties
- Personality disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive and related disorders
- Child and Family presentations
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0002033108)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association – Student Member
- APS and College of Clinical Psychologists – Associate Member
Teaching & Training
Caitlin is passionate about equipping others with skills in critical thinking and reflection. She has worked as an academic tutor for several undergraduate Psychology subjects at the University of Wollongong, where she taught a range of topics including critical thinking, communication, perception and cognition.
Caitlin has training and experience using a range of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Maudsley Family Based Therapy
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
Caitlin also has training in the following parenting interventions:
- Confident Carers Cooperative Kids (CCCK)
- Staying Connected when Emotions Run High
Caitlin is also experienced in the facilitation of the Macquarie University Cool Kids program
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Caitlin is committed to delivering evidence-based treatment for her clients, and is passionate about real world implementation of scientific findings. Caitlin’s research has primarily been focused on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), implementation of evidence-based practice in health settings, childhood and adolescent self-harm, and the role of school staff, parents, siblings and the wider family system in adolescent self-harm. Caitlin continues to work as a researcher and is currently working collaboratively with health districts to better understand childhood self-harm and suicidal ideation.
Crowe, R., Townsend, M. L., Miller, C. E., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2020). Incidence, severity and responses to reportable student self-harm in schools: A one-year population-based study. School Mental Health, doi: 10.1007/s12310-020-09390-x.
Miller, C. E., Townsend, M. L., Day, N. J. S., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2020). Measuring the shadows: A systematic review of chronic emptiness in borderline personality disorder. PLoS ONE, 15(7): e0233970. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233970.
Huxley, E., Lewis, K. L., Coates, A.D., Borg, W. M., Miller, C. E., Townsend, M. L., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2019). Evaluation of a brief intervention within a stepped care whole of service model for personality disorder. BMC Psychiatry, 19, doi:10.1186/s12888-019-2308-z
Pigot, M., Miller, C. E., Brockman, R., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2019). Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of a stepped care intervention for personality disorder in mental health services. Personality and Mental Health, 13(4), doi: 10.1002/pmh.1467
Ng, F. Y. Y., Townsend, M. L., Miller, C. E., Jewell, M., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2019). The lived experience of recovery in borderline personality disorder: A qualitative study. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 6(10), doi: 10.1186/s40479-019-0107-2
Miller, C. E., Lewis, K. L., Huxley, E., Townsend, M. L., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2018). A 1-year follow-up study of capacity to love and work: What components of borderline personality disorder most impair interpersonal and vocational functioning? Personality and Mental Health, 12(4), doi: 10.1002/pmh.1432
Miller, C. E., Lewis, K. L., Huxley, E., Townsend, M. L., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2018). A 1-year follow-up study of capacity to love and work: What components of borderline personality disorder most impair interpersonal and vocational functioning? Presented by Miller, C. E. at International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders 5th International Borderline Congress, Spain
Miller, C. E., Lewis, K., Townsend, M., & Grenyer, B. F. S. (2017). Clinical methods: What clinical characteristics predict longitudinal vocational and educational attainment after treatment? Presented by Grenyer, B. F. S. at International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders 4th International Borderline Congress, Germany.