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Meet the Team

Dr. CJ Lane


CJ is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Adaptive Strategies International.

CJ operates his clinical practice out of the Adaptive Strategies North Queensland Clinic in Bowen.

CJ focusses on the treatment of a variety of child and adolescent psychological and behavioural disorders but is also concerned with optimising adult functioning. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. His Doctoral dissertation focussed on improving psychological wellbeing in children with chronic school absenteeism while his Honours dissertation was an investigation into predictors of successful youth justice conference outcomes.

Prior to entering private practice as a Psychologist, CJ worked extensively in the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection fields. CJ was a member of the APS Taskforce into Child Sexual Abuse and Psychology.

He is an Adjunct University Lecturer and Academic at James Cook University and is an Australian Psychology Board Accredited Supervisor for Provisional Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist Registrar Programs.

His current research centres on the prevention of those with ADHD entering and/or remaining in criminal justice offender populations.

QUALIFICATIONS / ACCREDITATIONS

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
  • Accredited Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • AHPRA Endorsed Clinical Psychologist
  • STAP Accredited Psychology Board of Australia and Clinical Psychology Registrar Program supervisor
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member, Australian ADHD Professionals Association

Natalie Cullen


Natalie is a Provisional Psychologist undertaking her full general registration training at Adaptive Strategies under the supervision of Dr Lane and Townsville Psychologist Tracy Richards.

Natalie has an employment background in hospitality, disability support, and crisis support.

Her honours dissertation was an investigation into perceptions of terrorism and their link to differing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Natalie has a particular interest in treating mood and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents.

QUALIFICATIONS / ACCREDITATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Accredited Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (Assoc MAPS)

Brent Williams


Brent is also a Provisional Psychologist undertaking his full general registration training at Adaptive Strategies under the supervision of Dr Lane and Townsville Psychologist Tracy Richards.

Brent has an employment background in agriculture and hospitality.

Brent has a general interest in ensuring psychological service provision to individuals living in Regional North Queensland.

QUALIFICATIONS / ACCREDITATIONS

  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Accredited Provisional Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)