About Dr Mark Craigie


I work as a registered clinical psychologist (clinical psychology practice endorsement) in full-time private practice in West Perth, Western Australia. I provide clinical psychology and psychotherapy for adults with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment problems.  I am registered to provide clinical psychological services under the Medicare Health Scheme and I am registered with the major private health insurers. Cognitive-behavioural, metacognitive, and schema therapy frameworks inform my professional approach. Moreover, I have extensive experience in mindfulness training and mindfulness-based approaches for adults with anxiety and depression. To date, I have been running MBCT groups for stress, anxiety and depression since 2003, and I have been the principal MBCT therapist at The Marian Centre hospital from 2008 to 2016, located in Perth, Western Australia. In addition, I have been an adjunct research associate with with the School of Psychology at Curtin University. See the Contact link for contact information.


Professional Profile


  • PhD – Curtin University 2007.
  • MPsych (Clinical) – Curtin University 2007.
  • BSc (Psychology) – First Class Honours, Curtin University 2000.
  • BSc (Information Science), Edith Cowan University 1992.

Registrations and Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychologist (Practice Endorsement – Clinical Psychology) with the Psychology Board of Australia: PSY0001579139.
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
  • Eligible for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
  • Registered Medicare Provider.
  • Accredited health care provider for most major health insurance funds.

Training and Therapeutic Orientation

  • MBCT Teacher Training Retreat Level 2, Bangor University UK – Completed in Sept 2013.
  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and behaviour therapy (BT).
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and metacognitive therapy (MCT).
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Schema therapy.
  • Interpersonal, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and schema-based approaches inform my therapy planning and process.

Relevant Experience

  • Adjunct research fellow at the School of Psychology, Curtin University: 2015-2017
  • Co-director and founder of Perth Mindfulness Centre from 2016 to 2019.
  • Member of the International Collaboration of Occupational Resilience (ICOR) from 2018 to 2021.
  • Mindfulness training therapist in the form of MBCT since 2003.
  • Private practice since July 2008.
  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) outpatient groups at The Marian Centre from 2007-2010.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team in the treatment of adults with mental health problems.
  • Daypatient clinic coordinator at The Marian Centre from 2009 – 2010.
  • Wide experience and competency in the use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and SPSS for applied psychologial research, and BSc. degree in Information Science.

Areas of Interest

  • Adults with mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • Rumination and Worry Focused Psychotherapy.
  • Burnout and Compassion Fatigue.
  • Building emotional resilience with mindfulness.
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders.
  • Mindfulness training and CBT as applied to the above and in relation to insomnia, emotion regulation, and overall well-being.
  • Positive psychology and mindfulness to build resilience.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
  • Schema Therapy.
  • Transdiagnostic Approaches to Mood Disorders.
  • Pyschotherapy Effectiveness Research.
  • Psychology Research and Consulting.

Research Publications and Presentations

  • Slatyer, S., Craigie, M., Rees, C. et al. (2017). Nurse Experience of Participation in a Mindfulness-Based Self-Care and Resiliency Intervention. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0802-2.
  • Slatyer, S., Craigie, M., Heritage, B. et al (2017).  Evaluating the effectiveness of a brief mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses: a controlled trial. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0795-x
  • Craigie, M. A., Slatyer, S., Hegney, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Gentry, E., et al. (2016). A pilot evaluation of a mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses. Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-016-0516-x.
  • Craigie, M., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Hemsworth, D., Aoun, S., Francis, K., Brown, J., … & Rees, C. (2015). The Influence of Trait-Negative Affect and Compassion Satisfaction on Compassion Fatigue in Australian Nurses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000050
  • Hegney, D., Craigie, M., Hemsworth, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Aoun, S., Francis, K., Drury, V. Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Stress in registered nurses in Australia: Phase 1 results. Journal of Nursing Management. Accepted 2nd July, 2013.
  • Drury, V., Craigie, M., Francis, K., Aoun, S., Hegney, D. Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression and Stress in registered nurses in Australia: Phase 2 results. Journal of Nursing Management. Accepted 18th July 2013.
  • Craigie, M. (2013). Modified format mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a routine mental health setting: Initial treatment completer outcomes for a heterogeneous sample of adult outpatients. Paper presented at Mindfulness Science and Practice Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 28 February, 1-2 March 2013.
  • Craigie, M. A. & Nathan, P. (2009). A non-randomized effectiveness comparison of broad-spectrum group CBT to individual CBT for depressed outpatients in a community mental health setting. Behavior Therapy, 40, 302-314.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., Marsh, A., & Nathan, P. (2008). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary evaluation. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 553-568.
  • Craigie, M. A., Saulsman, L. M., & Lampard, A. M. (2007). MCMI-III personality complexity and depression treatment outcome following group-based cognitive-behavioural therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63 (12), 1153-1170.
  • Ree, M. & Craigie, M. A. (2007). Outcomes following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a heterogeneous sample of adult outpatients. Behaviour Change, 24 (2), 70-86.
  • Craigie, M. A. (2006). A comparison of cognitive constructs associated with generalized anxiety disorder and the impact of mindfulness training. PhD. Dissertation, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., Marsh, A, & Nathan, P. (2005). Mindfulness training for generalized anxiety disorder: Investigating changes in perceived control, fear of emotions, and intolerance of uncertainty. Paper presented at the European Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy 35th Annual Conference, Thessaloniki Greece.
  • Craigie, M. A., Rees, C., & Marsh, A. (2005). The relative contributions of fear of emotions, perceived control, and intolerance of uncertainty in the prediction of pathological worry. Paper presented at the AACBT 28th National Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Nathan, P., Craigie, M. A., & McEvoy, P. (2005). Individual versus group CBT therapy for affective and anxiety disorders: A benchmarking study. Paper presented at the AACBT 28th National Conference, Melbourne Australia.
  • Invited speaker (2004), Introduction to Mindfulness Training. Western Australian Association for Cogntive Behaviour Therapy, monthly lecture series (March 2004).