Director of COPP
BA, HDPM, MComm, MAPS
Lawrence has a diverse portfolio career as a psychologist spanning 25 years reflecting his varied interests.
As a corporate psychologist, his expertise is in strategy, leadership development and organisational change processes. He has consulted to leading organisations in Australia and overseas in industries including tertiary education, IT, sport, hospitality and legal services.
Passionate about the potential of alternative dispute resolution techniques, he mediates in conflicts involving workplace performance management issues and cases of alleged discrimination, bullying, harassment and unfair management practices. He is a member of the LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers.
In his private practice, Lawrence assists clients create sustainable change as they navigate through difficult life challenges and mental health issues using strength and evidence based focussed psychological strategies. He is particularly interested in work-related psychological problems including PTSD, inter-cultural issues, dealing with grief and loss and performance enhancement.
Lawrence is actively engaged in the psychology profession and the community and has held numerous voluntary positions. These include the Sydney branch of the Australian Psychological Society, the Sydney North Shore and Beaches Medicare Local Mental Health Advisory Committee, the NSW Mental Health Association Mental Health Advisory Reference Group, and on the board of Lane Cove and Northside Community Services (formerly Lane Cove Community Aid).
Since 2007, Lawrence has been the Director of the College of Professional Psychology and is committed to ensuring that it provides the most comprehensive and professional psychologist registration program in Australia producing graduates who are highly skilled practising psychologists. In so doing, it brings to life the College vision of making a sustainable positive contribution to the mental health of the wider community.