Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society with 35 years’ psychotherapy experience. He is the principal psychologist at Chris Mackey and Associates, his private psychology practice in Geelong. His practice’s website provides extensive information about a wide range of mental health issues (see www.chrismackey.com.au).
Chris also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and appears every second and fourth Wednesday at 5:40pm on Bay FM Geelong for a radio segment on synchronicity, which typically involves callers phoning in to tell of their experiences of meaningful coincidences.
Chris has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences over the past 20 years on such topics as the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma and the evaluation of effectiveness of psychological therapy for anxiety and depression. He has a particular interest in promoting more optimistic approaches to mental health, including positive psychology, about which he has presented regular free public talks in Geelong over the past ten years. He has been fascinated in synchronicity throughout his career as well as in his everyday life, leading him to choose this topic for his first book.