Cher McGillivray, Dr


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society & Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Dr Cher McGillivray

PhD, Clinical Psychologist, MPsych(ClinPsych), GDipPsySc, GDipPsych, MAPS

Parenting Beyond Trauma Program
Bond University are conducting a free parenting program. If you are the parent of a child who has been abused, you are invited to connect with us and receive more information about this program. This 6-week program will be offered online and self-paced and centres on Integrated Compassion Focused Trauma Treatment (for parents only). You will learn practical ways to recover that will benefit the recovery of both the parent and child.
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Research Interests

Dr Cher McGillivray is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Bond University. Cher has disseminated research in areas including complex trauma, childhood sexual abuse, mindfulness, and resilience in children and families. She is currently active in developing complex trauma parent interventions, assessment measures of moral injury; and research areas of self-compassion, posttraumatic growth, and recovery from adverse childhood experiences.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology , Doctor of Philosophy, Empirical Extension of the Theory of Moral Injury: Investigating the Role of Intrapersonal Moral Injury Cognitions through Paradigmatic Models in Non-offending Parents of Children who have Experienced Sexual Abuse

Award Date: 20 Apr 2022


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