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Dr Raelynn Wicklein Academic, Psychology

Dr RaeLynn Alvarez Wicklein is State Section Secretary (Victoria) of the APS Counselling College, and chaired the group from 2015-2018. She also convened the APS Women and Psychology Interest Group (2006-2011). She was previously a senior psychologist at RMIT University Counselling Service and provided individual/group psychotherapy, coordinated the Provisionally Registered Psychologists on Placement (PRePPs) program, supervised staff and PRePPs in client directed/feedback informed psychotherapy, and coordinated the psychotherapy group program. In 2004, 2005, and 2008, RaeLynn was awarded the RMIT Student Service Group Staff Recognition for innovations in group counselling programming, development of the PRePPs training program, and supervision work with provisionally registered psychologists. Previously, in the US, she provided psychological services in university counselling centres, schools, metro/rural community mental health centres, a military hospital, and worked in assessment publication.

At La Trobe University, RaeLynn is a Adjunct Lecturer and Research Supervisor in the Postgraduate Psychology Program. Her research interests are: feminism, social constructionism/postmodern therapies, eating and body image issues, client-directed/feedback informed treatment (FIT) & psychotherapy, single session therapy, psychologists in therapy, and supervision/training of psychologists. In addition to her academic position, she practices privately in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.


education and training

  • BSc (Psych), .
  • MSc (Psych), .
  • PsyD (Counselling Psych), .