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Dr Diana Bast online psychologists ireland appointment

Dr. Diana Bast, C.Psychol., Ps.S.I. Ph.D. Chartered Psychologist

About Diana
Diana is an Assistant Professor of MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis at Trinity College, licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behaviour analyst (BCBA-D). She has over ten years of experience as a clinical psychologist, having worked in one of the main hospitals of Latin America, Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo in the Anxiety Clinic and private practice.

 

Background
Diana has been working in clinical psychology and counselling for several years. Diana’s areas of treatment experience include mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder), anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, specific phobia, social phobia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relationship problems, existential crisis, self-esteem problems, concentration difficulties, quality of life and balanced life style, dependence and parental guidance.

Approach
Diana offers empirically based-therapy with a primarily clinical behaviour analytic approach, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Diana values therapeutic relationships and working on having a meaningful life, working towards taking effective actions guided by your deepest values and in which you are fully present and engaged. This is by working on psychological barriers, in the form of unpleasant and unwanted “private experiences” (thoughts, images, feelings, sensations, urges, and memories) so that you can achieve what is important.

Qualifications
-Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
-Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA-D)
-Psychology PHD, Maynooth University
-Clinical Psychology, Catholic University, São Paulo, Brazil.

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