About the Director & Principal Psychologist
Dr. Qusai Hussain is the foundation director of Psylegal and is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. He is a Board endorsed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, trained both clinically and legally and practices in the specialist areas of clinical and forensic psychology.
Receiving his Law Degree from the National Law School of India after which he practiced as a criminal defence lawyer, Dr Hussain then pursued postgraduate studies in New York, U.S.A receiving his M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He received his Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of Melbourne. His post-doctoral work has lead him to work as a clinician in prisons and in general and forensic mental health and he has conducted numerous forensic psychological evaluations and has been an expert witness in a number of cases.
Dr. Hussain has extensive clinical experience and specialises in the treatment of Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Trauma and Behavioural Compulsions. He is particularly interested in helping individuals address these mental health issues to improve life satisfaction, workplace performance and overall personal well-being. In addition to running various workshops (legal and corporate) he also runs Group sessions for Anxiety and Depression using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Mindfulness techniques.
A member of many professional organizations including the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Fellow of the College of Forensic Psychologists, Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists, Board Endorsed Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist, Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse, Dr. Hussain lectures in Forensic Psychology, Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Issues and has published several articles on the confluence between law and psychology.
Driven by a strong commitment to provide accessible multi-disciplinary support, Dr Hussain has access to a network of highly esteemed and accredited mental health professionals who have a wide range of experience and expertise. By working closely with practitioners of diverse health disciplines, there is a greater chance of finding and developing strategies that will result in the best possible outcome for clients.
Dr Hussain recognises that great therapy is a collaborative endeavour between client and therapist and a successful outcome is based on building a respectful and trusting relationship which fosters and encourages growth and change. Dr Hussain and team are here to listen to your story and work with you to obtain the best possible outcomes to enhance your quality of life and can be accessed through a convenient online booking and counselling platform called Cyber Clinic
Our experienced clinicians include:
- Psychologists & Clinical Psychologists
- Mental Health Social Workers & Clinical Social Workers
- Life Coaches
– Doctor of Psychology (University of Melbourne)
– Master of Arts (Forensic Psychology) (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York)
– Bachelor of Arts (National Law School of India University)
– Bachelor of Law (National Law School of India University Link)
– Registered Psychologist with the (Psychology Board of Australia)
– Specialist endorsement in Forensic Psychology (Psychology Board of Australia)
– Specialist endorsement in Clinical Psychology (Psychology Board of Australia)
– Member of the (Australian Psychology Society) (MAPS)
– Fellow of the (Australian College of Forensic Psychologists) (FAPS)
– Fellow of the (Australian College of Clinical Psychologists)
– Member of the (Australian & New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology & Law)
– Clinical Member of the (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) (USA)
– Hussain, Q, & Lally, C. (2006). Thriving and Surviving in the Legal Profession. Young Lawyers Journal, 33, 12-13.
– Lally, C., & Hussain, Q. (2006). Lasting the Distance. Young Lawyers’ Survival Handbook, 86-87.
– Hussain, Q. (2005). Assessing Sexual Deviance in Rapists: How Valid are Self-Report Measures? In S. Holland and A. Powell (Eds.). Crime Revisited: Deviance and conformity in the 21st century (pp.80-92). Australia: University of Melbourne.
– Hussain, Q., & Sivanandan, S. (1999). Viewing the Prism: Reflections on the relation between Law and Psychology. A.I.R. (Journal), 15(1), 222-227.
– Hussain, Q., & Sivanandan, S. (1997). Justice at the Crossroads: A Fresh look at Psychological Disorders as an Excusing Condition. Legal News and Views,117-121.
– Hussain, Q., & Sivanandan, S. (1996). Victim Compensation. Cr.L.J., 9, 141-144.
– Hussain, Q., & Sivanandan, S. (1996). Terrorism and the Law. March of the Law,7, 94-98.
– Hussain, Q., & Mason, N. (1995). Prevention of Corruption, March of the Law,6, 139-141