Dr Jon Finch

Dr Jon Finch

Jon Finch is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is a skilled psychologist with over fifteen years experience. Jon is a certified Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD trainer. Jon is also a certified, individual Schema Therapist (standard level) with the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Jon began his career working with soldiers, war veterans/peace keepers at the Veteran and Veterans Families Counselling Service, in the role of counsellor and Deputy Director. He then worked for Davidson Trahaire Corpsych as the Victorian Trauma Services Manager. He moved on to work with police members at Victoria Police as the Senior Psychologist.

Jon has also worked as a Senior Psychologist with Melbourne University Counselling Service, treating young people and staff at the University. He has worked in private practice since 2009 with a focus upon treating people with complex trauma histories.

Jon has worked with people exposed to a wide range of traumatic events, victims of assault, sexual assault, childhood sexual assault and domestic violence, those involved in motor vehicle accidents, soldiers, war veterans/peace keepers, police members, and emergency services workers. Jon also has extensive experience working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and adjustment disorders, and those suffering from substance use difficulties.

Jon’s supervision style is to work collaboratively and helps clinicians build skills and knowledge.

Jon initially trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in 2007. He travelled to America in 2014 to complete training with the authors of the Cognitive Processing Therapy manual to reach Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer status.

Jon contributes to the Cognitive Processing Therapy website in Australia, and is a strong advocate for the use of evidence based therapy in the field of psychology.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Fellow – Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer/consultant
  • Registered Supervisor with AHPRA
  • Member of the ISTSS