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Dr Christopher Walsh
Suite 8
140 Church Street
Victoria 3121

Ph: + 61 (0)3 9420 1425
Fax: +61 (0)3 8677 9363

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Dr Chris Walsh MBBS, DPM, FAChAM

About UsChris is a psychiatrist working in private practice and at a Drug and Alcohol treatment centre in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in psychiatry since 1985 accumulating experience in hospitals, jails, community settings, and drug and alcohol institutions as well as with urban and tribal Aboriginal communities.

He is a member of The Family Alcohol and Drug Network (Fadnet) which is a gathering of professionals from the drug and alcohol field with a particular interest in family work. They recognise and value the healing power within families, and also recognise the value of family-aware and family-inclusive practice in the treatment of alcohol and other drug difficulties.

In 1983, after he first graduated as a medical doctor, Chris assisted at the Tibetan refugee hospital in Dharamsala in Northern India. This trip left a lasting impression on him. Chris's daily Mindfulness Meditation practice began eighteen months later, as he began working in psychiatry. As a result Mindfulness has been organically integrated into his psychiatric practice from the beginning.

His psychotherapy integrates diverse theoretical frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt and Self Psychology in which he is formally trained.

Chris has taken a major role in family constellation work in Australia. He runs regular workshops, sponsors senior European teachers, and is a foundation member of the Melbourne peer supervision group. He has given presentations at Australian national professional conferences on both mindfulness and family constellations. Chris is also the founder and moderator of Constellation Talk a very active email chat group with over 600 subscribers worldwide. He has presented this work around Australia and overseas in the USA, New Zealand and Singapore. He also coordinated the development of the website for the International systemic Constellations Association (ISCA)

Chris has a breadth of experience in his life as well as his work. As a medical student he took a year off from his studies. He spent this year travelling around Australia working as a labourer in factory and farm jobs. He has diverse interests including music, poetry and football and is fluent in Spanish.