Dr Lyn Hand. BA (Psych) BSocSc (Psych)(Hons, Masters of Research, PhD, MAPS
Lyn Hand is the Senior Psychologist at Mater Hill Psychology Services.
She has been working in the Psychology field for the past 21 years in Private Practice and prior was both volunteer and counsellor at Teen Challenge for 11 years.
Lyn has a broad understanding and knowledge of working with couples in a non judgemental and caring way. She works with couples with relationship issues – either with couples wishing to maintain and grow their relationship or those who are wanting to work toward exiting from their existing relationship.
Lyn is held in high regard by both patients and peers.
Lyn has completed her PhD in Psychoneurology and Integrative Health and Thriving, which correlates the brain, nervous system and psychological wellness. Her dissertation was “The study of imprinting on large groups of people in the personal development arena”.
For her Honours year, Lyn wrote a paper on “The impact of murder on families of victims” which assisted the understanding that impact statements and restorative justice has on families, in NSW.
Lyn won Best Research Publication in a Journal, internationally, for her Masters on the topic of “Relationship between Transactional and Transformational Leadership Styles, Role Pressures, Stress Levels, and Coping Resources in Senior Queensland Catholic Education Executives”.
She writes family reports on request, to be used in Family Court to assist the transition for children and divorced couples. The focus for Lyn is for the least amount of disruption for the children.
Lyn’s interests are in the psychological treatment of chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and she has a keen focus in assisting relationship issues. She has maintained a presence within the Indigenous Community assisting with mental health and behavioural problems within Indigenous families.
Lyn uses a very eclectic range of therapies according to the patients needs and issues. Major focus is on Solution Focussed Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Positive Psychology.
Major Psychological Influences:
Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology), David Deida (Language Patterns), Milton Erickson (Hypnotherapy), and Virginia Satir.