standard Dr Sam Minge

Sam is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a variety of clinical and forensic settings in Queensland and Victoria since 2008. Early in his career he worked in busy private practicePhoto Shape Editor: settings as well as a specialist clinic for individuals with chronic suicidal behaviour. He has worked as a psychologist for the Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Service (SOATS) in Victoria, where he conducted assessment and treatment of men convicted of sex offences. He then worked as a Senior Psychologist for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) in a mobile prison mental health service, conducting assessment, treatment, and consultation for men across the Victorian prison system.  He has also worked in management roles, including for a new specialist prison mental health unit for men with complex needs and challenging behaviours.Sam enjoys both assessment and treatment of problem behaviour, and has particular expertise and interest in working with individuals who pose a high risk of sexual or violent offending. He is a compassionate person who believes that everybody can change, and he takes a respectful and person-centred approach to working with his clients. He is a registered supervisor and often provides supervision to clinical psychologists working in forensic settings. Sam believes that psychology has a key role to play in the management of problem behaviour and he truly enjoys being a part of this.