Dr Bruce Stevens

Dr Stevens is the founder of Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology and has extensive experience across a range of roles and subject areas.

Professional Experience

Dr Stevens (PhD Boston University 1987) is an endorsed clinical and forensic psychologist. He has been in private practice in Canberra since the late 1980’s. He was convenor of the clinical psychology program at the University of Canberra (2010-2014) and chair of the ACT branch of the Clinical College of the APS (Australian Psychological Society) for four years. He has written 10 books, including Schema Therapy for Couples (2015) with Wiley Press, Contextual Schema Therapy (2018) with New Harbinger and The Storied Self (2019) with Fortress Academic. He is interested in pre-cognitive spirituality, see http://www.earlyspirituality.com

Academic and Research

Dr Stevens was a research academic with the chair of Wicking Professor of Aging and Practical Theology at Charles Sturt University. He was previously Associate Professor in Clinical and Forensic Psychology in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Canberra with over 60 students. He established the graduate diploma in Christian Counselling at St Marks National Theological Centre in 1993 and the MA Christian Counselling at Southern Cross College in 2005. He was an Associate Professor in Sydney College of Divinity. He has a research position in theology at the Public and Contextual Theology (PACT) research group which is part of Charles Sturt University. He has written Cross-fire! a book to help psychologists to deal with cross examination in court. This was published by Australian Academic Press and is now available through their website.

Legal Reports

Please approach Dr Stevens through your solicitor and he will quote costs. He is available to do assessments for family law, injury, criminal, immigration, and care proceedings. He is willing to do comprehensive family law related assessments, but with each adult given psychometric tests and a basic assessment (up to two adults and two children) beginning at $7700 per report. A comprehensive assessment for an single adult is about $2000 (including GST). He will do Legal Aid work if arranged.

If you want to contact Bruce please call 0403529773, email bruce@ccfpsych.com.au or bstevens@csu.edu.au. Alternatively, write to GPO Box 1437 Canberra City, ACT, 2601.