Dr Jennifer Rathjen has practiced in a variety of settings including private and public health settings.
Dr Jennifer Rathjen is a qualified and experienced clinical psychologist. She is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), including membership with the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
Jennifer has over seven years training at The University of Sydney. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology with First Class Honours and then a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science Degree.
Jennifer has practiced in a variety of settings including private and public health settings. She has also provided education for doctors and lectured at Macquarie University and has conducted several research studies and has several publications. She has a strong commitment to professional development; keeping up to date with research and treatment.
Jennifer has experience helping individuals with a wide range of issues. She has also provided support to partners, family and friends of individuals with psychological difficulties.
Jennifer's philosophy about therapy is reflected in her collaborative approach to treatment. Therapy is based on active participation of both the client and the therapist. Typically, the client brings forth concerns, issues to explore and problems to resolve, and through the interaction with the therapist, gains a clearer understanding of the matters being discussed. The therapist listens and provides relevant information, guidance and feedback in order to facilitate the client's progress. By applying awareness to what the client learns, the client will be in a stronger position to effect changes in their life and to make wiser decisions in reaching goals. Some common client goals are to feel better, enjoy greater satisfaction in life (professional and/or personal), establish and maintain healthy relationships and to stop repeating negative patterns. It is important to identify the client's particular goals and objectives in the initial phase of treatment through a client-therapist collaboration.