Prof. Ashley Craig

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Love is patient. Love is kind.

Therapy with Dr Ashley Craig

I help individuals to grow through their life challenges and injuries with the aim of strengthening their adjustment and resilience.

I use a range of psychological therapies to assist my clients to grow and deal with the stresses and strains of life. I specialise in psychological distress associated with traumatic and non traumatic injuries such as head injury, spinal cord injuries, whiplash and back injuries. I also treat associated problems such as depression, post traumatic stress, fatigue and pain. My style is to work with the person to achieve their goals from therapy.

Dr Ashley Craig’s Qualifications & Experience

I am the Professor of Rehabilitation Studies, in Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, and in the Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital. I am a senior clinical psychologist in the READ Clinic, Erina. I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from UNSW, a PhD in the School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, and I am a Fellow in the College of Clinical Psychology, Australian Psychological Society. I also have an Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) presented in May of 2002 by the Faculty of Public Health and Sports, South Western University, Bulgaria, in recognition of my work in neurological disorder.

I have been an active researcher for at least 30 years. I have won over $30 million in competitive funding. I am currently conducting a number of projects funded by the Australian and State governments such as issues of cognitive impairment following neurological injury and improving autonomic nervous system balance using resonant breathing and heart rate variability feedback.

As a Professor I have published well over 300 scientific and psychology papers in international science and medical journals. I have also published over 10 books and book chapters. Recent examples include: Pozzato, I., Kifley, A., Craig, A., et al., (2022). Effects of seeking compensation on the psychological health and recovery of injured patients: the role of stress vulnerability and injury related disability. Psychological Medicine, 52, 68-79. 154. Craig, A., et al., (2017). Pain catastrophizing and negative mood states following spinal cord injury: transitioning from inpatient rehabilitation into the community. The Journal of Pain, 18, 800-810. Craig, A. (2022). Resilience in people with physical disabilities (Ch.4). In M. Meade, K. Bechtold & S. Wegener (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology.

I have been a practising clinical psychologist for at least 30 years and have been working in the READ Clinic since 2007

Client Group
18+
THERAPEUTIC METHODS OFFERED
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Conflict Resolution
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
IPT
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science (Honors) UNSW PhD (UNSW) Honorary Doctorate (for work in neurological disorder)
FUNDING TYPES
Medicare
WorkCover & Insurance
Private
AREAS OF INTEREST
Adjustment Disorders
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behaviour Management
Bipolar disorder
Chronic Illness / Health Issues
Depression
Grief & Loss
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Pain Management
Phobias
Self Harm
Sleep Disorders
Speech Disorders
Stress Management
Study Problems
Suicidal Feelings
Trauma & PTSD
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