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About the author

B.A.(Hons); M.A.(Clin. Psych.); Dip. Clin. Hypnosis; FAPS

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society with 40 years’ psychotherapy experience. He is the principal psychologist at Chris Mackey and Associates, his private psychology practice in Geelong.

Chris was awarded the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and media presence and for authoring The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity. His practice’s website provides extensive information about a wide range of mental health issues (see www.chrismackey.com.au/resources).

Chris is the resident psychologist for Destination Happiness, a wellbeing TV show aired nationally across Australia. A third 13-episode series has been screening at noon on Saturdays on Channel 9 from September 7th, 2019.  Chris presents the “Happy Mind” segment each week, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. Check out the Destination Happiness website for more information on the show.

Chris is continuing throughout 2019 with his radio guest spot, at 5:40pm every second Wednesday with Roxie Bennett and Daryl Reader on Bay FM 93.9 Geelong. Listen to episodes from 2019 which include segments on synchronicity involving callers phoning in to tell of their experiences of meaningful coincidences.

Chris continues to write a monthly opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser as he has done over the past few years. Click here for past articles.

See Chris’s Author Facebook Page for further information including recordings and articles.

Chris has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences over the past 25 years on such topics as the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma, the evaluation of effectiveness of psychological therapy for anxiety and depression and the wellbeing benefits of synchronicity. He has a particular interest in promoting more optimistic approaches to mental health, including positive psychology.

Click here for a podcast of a radio interview of Chris talking about synchronicity and positive mental health.

For videos of Chris talking about synchronicity, see the book launch video and a 90-minute talk on synchronicity he gave to the CG Jung Society of Melbourne.