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Dr Mirela Wagner

I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic therapist working in private practice in Brisbane. I work with adults and I offer comprehensive psychological assessment, brief and long-term treatment, and clinical supervision. 

I was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) after completing graduate studies in Psychology and a bachelors degree in Biomedical Science. I have over 15 years of clinical experience in both public and private sector and I have also worked across both in-patient and outpatient clinical settings within Queensland Health and the Department of Communities. 


Clinical Work

  • Private Practice, Ballow Chambers Spring Hill

  • The Park Centre for Mental Health, Qld Health, Wacol

  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Qld Health, Ipswich

  • Adult Mental Health Services, Qld Health, Nundah

  • Neonatology Department at the Royal Brisbane Woman's Hospital, Qld Health Hurston

  • Residential and Community Behaviour Support Teams, Department of Communities, Browns Plains and Goodna.


Supervision and Teaching

Additional to my clinical experience, I have held a number of non-clinical roles. Most recently, I have worked as a sessional supervisor at QUT, overseeing clinical caseload for students enrolled in the masters and doctorate of clinical psychology program. I have also worked as a sessional lecturer and course coordinator teaching psychological assessment and interventions, psychodynamic therapy, and running clinical case conferences at postgraduate psychology courses at the Australian Catholic University. 


My graduate research has focused on personality traits as correlates of hypnotisability, while for my doctoral research I have investigated psychotherapy within multicultural therapy relationships. For my postdoctoral research, I have coordinated a research project at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland focusing on early screening measures for Alzheimer’s disease (both cognitive and neural imaging), and I have also co-supervised a reflective practice groups research project in an inpatient forensic psychiatric unit, which was a collaboration between Queensland Health and QUT. 

Qualifications/ Courses

  • Clinical Foundations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, QPPA

  • Theoretical Seminars in Freud, Object Relations, and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory, BCPS

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), QUT

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, QUT

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, QUT

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Griffith University


Registrations & Memberships

  • General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA

  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  • Fellow of the APS Clinical College

  • Member of the APS Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology Interest Group

Relevant Previous Engagements

  • State Coordinator of the APS Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology Interest Group

  • State Secretary of the APS Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology Interest Group

  • Member of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Services Human Research Ethics Committee

  • Member of the Queensland Health Statewide Research Portfolio

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