Lindsay Munyard is a family therapist at The Social Learning Studio. He also works part time as a senior mental health clinician at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He graduated from a Master of Clinical Family Therapy at the Bouverie centre in 2009 and since that time has had over eight years experience in public mental health. Lindsay has worked for a range of organisations at the forefront of mental health internationally, including Take Two, Orygen Youth Health and The Royal Children’s Hospital.
After completing his bachelor degree, Lindsay commenced work as a graduate recruit in the acclaimed Victorian Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme. He developed experience in several government departments including, the Department of Education, the Victorian Institute for Forensic Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services. He worked directly with the then Principal Practitioner for Child Protection and Family Services, Robyn Miller, on the every child, every chance reform agenda.
Lindsay has developed a specialist interest in the treatment of interpersonal trauma and attachment difficulties in both children and adults. He has worked in a range of mental health services, both in Victoria and the UK, with vulnerable infants, children and young people who have suffered serious trauma, abuse or neglect. These organisations are at the forefront of helping vulnerable children to recover and learn to trust again.
Lindsay’s approach is holistic, understanding each individual as part of a wider system including family, friends, education and workplace, spiritual beliefs and values. Lindsay understanding that these have an impact on the way the person experiences and understanding their life.