Dr Neralie Cain

Clinical Psychologist

Neralie is a Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals whose lives are affected by a range of psychological difficulties. Over the past 10 years, she has also gained extensive experience in psychological treatments for insomnia and other sleep problems.

  • Extra Studies: PhD, thesis “Sleep Restriction Therapy as a transdiagnostic intervention for insomnia and anxiety in middle school”
  • Qualification: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clincical), PhD
  • Memberships: Australian Psychological Society, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Australasian Sleep Association

Neralie uses a variety of treatmetn modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy, and Circle of Security (parenting). She has previously assisted individuals whose lives were affected by depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment to chronic illness or pain, grief and loss, binge-eating disorder, and other psychological difficulties.

As well as gaining experience in general clinical psychology, Neralie has spent the past 10 years developing specialist knowledge and experience in psychological treatments for insomnia and other sleep problems. She has previously worked with the Canberra Sleep Clinic, the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (Repatriation General Hospital), and the Child & Adolescent Sleep Clinic (Flinders University). She received her training in sleep from Emeritus Professor Leon Lack and Professor Michael Gradisar, who are world-renowned experts in adult and paediatric sleep (respectively).

Neralie has given presentations at local, interstate, and international conferences and workshops, and has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of child and adolescent sleep. She has recently completed her PhD, investigating the use of sleep restriction therapy as a transdiagnostic intervention for insomnia and anxiety in middle childhood (6-14 years).

You can read more about Clinical Psychology here, and Sleep Difficulties here.

Bookings can be made with Neralie at Move for Better Health, on Unley Road (Malvern) by calling 8373 5655.