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DR. Matt O’Connor

School Counsellor, St Peters Lutheran College

Dr Matt O’Connor is a registered Clinical Psychologist, having completed the Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University and a board-approved supervisor. He is currently working full time as a School Counsellor at St Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane, a role he has been in for the past 4 years.

Matt has balanced his individual clinical work with students, parents and staff at St Peters, with a focus on broader systems that support the mental health and wellbeing of all students, as well as research outputs on service use, therapeutic approaches and outcome assessment. His academic work has led to a number of journal articles, reports and presentations, including his paper detailing school-based counselling service use and development of the Mental Health Literacy Scale (MHLS), which has received significant international attention and is being translated into over 20 languages.

Matt will present at the Free Seminar Program.