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Dr Beryl Buckby

Dr Beryl Buckby is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the undergraduate and postgraduate Master of Psychology (Clinical) programs in the College of Healthcare Sciences at James Cook University. Her teaching and research encompass clinical supervision and psychopathology, young-age onset dementia, mental health (particularly interventions), stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as suicide and suicide prevention in North Queensland communities.

Beryl's current focus is inter-professional education and communication and the role psychologists play in enhancing person-centered care. Over her 25 years as a psychologist, she has worked in Forensic Mental Health with adolescents and adults, older persons’ mental health in residential-care settings, and in a small private practice for adults with complex mental health issues.

In collaboration with JCU's Professor Ed Helmes, Dr Buckby established a memory and carer support clinic in 2008 within the JCU Psychology Clinic. She was also a partner in the establishment and conduct of a 12-week group PTSD program designed especially for non-military members of the community, which was delivered eight times in the years 2010 to 2015 at the JCU Psychology Clinic.