standard Shay Addison

Psychologist

Addison-postShay is the General Manager of the Forensic Psychology Centre.  Shay has worked predominantly within a forensic context, in both custodial and community settings and has experience as a psychologist in a variety of different contexts with children, adolescents and adults in both Australia and the United Kingdom.  Shay’s clinical work has included providing individual and group treatment within clinical and forensic settings for issues including violence and general criminal behaviour.  In particular, Shay has extensive experience in the assessment, treatment and management of sexual offenders.  This has included providing risk assessment reports for court and treatment for a broad spectrum of sexual offending behaviour, including internet sexual offending, deviancy and men subject to the Dangerous Prisoner Sex Offender Act (DPSOA) 2003.  She has provided training and consultancy in this regard.  Shay is also trained as an assessor for adults who commit stalking offences and as a treatment provider for adult fire setting (the ACART project at Bond University).  Shay has also been trained as a polygraph examiner.  She has presented at international conferences and published in this area.  As part of a research project at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK she performed hundreds of post conviction polygraph examinations with community based sexual offenders and was involved in their subsequent risk management.