Marlené Headington - BA Psychology and Criminology (Hons), MSc Psychology (Forensic)

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) PSY0001685889
  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Professional Member of Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)
  • Committee Member of The Compassionate Friends – Sydney Chapter


Marlené graduated from The University of Northampton (UK) with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Criminology (with Honours) in 2004. She achieved a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology at The University of New South Wales in 2015.

Marlené began her career in Out of Home care with adolescents, and developed an interest in substance and childhood trauma backgrounds in 2003. She specialised in this area, becoming a Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and Educator in London in 2006. In Australia Marlené has continued her focus in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector with a special interest in homelessness, comorbidities, injecting drug users, childhood trauma, social justice and advocacy. Marlené has previously held positions as a Senior Public Guardian (NSW Department of Justice), Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor (MERIT, St Vincent’s Hospital Homeless Health Service, Community Restorative Centre) and psychologist (U Space – Young Adult Mental Health Service, St Vincent’s Private Hospital). Marlené remains active in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector, providing professional support at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) alongside her role at Duffy Robilliard Psychologists. Marlené offers therapy with a focus on drug and alcohol treatment and childhood trauma using strengths-based approaches in trauma-focused therapy within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework.

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