I’m looking forward to meeting Tim in person and to doing some collaborative work in the next year. I’m certainly fascinated by what it must be like working in a place like Alice Springs. Anyway, here is a profile of Tim:
'Professor Tim Carey is a clinical psychologist and academic who lives in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. He has a background in teaching (preschools, special education, and behaviour management), and has worked in community mental health settings, adult correctional facilities, a secure psychiatric hospital, and private practice.
After completing his PhD, Tim worked for five years as a clinical psychologist in the adult primary care service of the National Health Service in Scotland. In this position, he developed and evaluated a trans-diagnostic form of cognitive therapy called the Method of Levels, which is a way of talking to people or, perhaps more accurately, a way of helping people listen to themselves.
Tim also investigated ways of structuring the provision of psychological treatment to maximise patient choice and control and, through this work, became interested in the broader issues of service delivery and personal control of individuals’ health care. He is interested in the change process in psychotherapy and has used qualitative methodologies to investigate this process.
Tim’s PhD topic explored the prevalence of counter-control in primary school settings and he has continued to investigate the importance of control to psychological wellbeing across a range of contexts.
Since 2010, Tim has worked at the Centre of Remote Health in Alice Springs. In this position, he conducts a psychology clinic in the public mental health service and conducts research, training, supervision, and teaching focusing on improving health services, particularly in remote and Indigenous communities.
Tim is the author of four books, including The Method of Levels: How to Do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way, blogs on Mad in America and Psychology Today, and is the author of an excellent paper focused on Australian Indigenous wellbeing.'