Dr Trudi Flynn | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Trudi Flynn

PhD (Psych) Deakin, CPPD ClinHyp TVU, BA (Hons)(Psych) Deakin, Adv Dip TAT, Ikon.

  • Lecturer, Counselling
  • School of Law and Society
+61 7 5459 4660
Office location
Sunshine Coast

Dr Trudi Flynn is the Program Coordinator of the UniSC Master of Counselling program. Trudi completed her foundational degrees and PhD in Psychology, and her Post-Doc Research Fellowship in Mental Health, before completing further studies in Art Therapy. She has over twelve years’ experience in applied psychotherapeutic practice within Australia and the UK, working across the fields of adolescent and adult substance dependence, eating disorders, palliative care, and with groups and individuals within the broader community setting. Her practice framework is integrative and humanistic. Trudi has taught actively within the tertiary context since 2013, and joined the USC Counselling academic team in 2018. She currently teaches across a range of counselling frameworks, incorporating both verbal and therapeutic arts approaches within her teaching.

Professional membership

  • Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Research grants

 Grant/Project Name Investigators Funding body Focus
Pyxis Implementation: An Evaluative Research Project Wallis M, Craswell A, Morris-Smith B, Bennet K, Dalgliesh B, Williams P, Flynn T, Hanson J  A$46,450 Evaluation of a hospital-based implementation of the Pyxis Automated Medication Dispensing System, designed to promote medication safety.

Research areas

  • arts-based expressive therapies
  • arts applications in counsellor education
  • transpersonal approaches in counselling and psychotherapy
  • mental health promotion
  • addictions; eating disorders
  • health behaviours

Teaching areas

  • Ethics and Reflective Practice
  • Counselling in Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Strengths-Based Counselling
  • Counselling and Addiction

Dr Trudi Flynn’s specialist areas of knowledge include counselling, art therapy, arts in counselling education, transpersonal orientations in counselling, mindfulness, eating disorders and addiction. She is experienced in the conduct and supervision of social science and arts-inclusive research methodologies.

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