Dr Cassandra Shields

ACEFT Morningside

Clinical Psychologist
PhD (Clinical Psychology), BPsych (Hons), MAPS, FCCLP
Board Approved Supervisor (Psychology Board of Australia: AHPRA)

Certified EFT Couples Therapist and Supervisor with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)- Ottawa Canada


Cassy is a clinical psychologist, who has been working in private practice since 2011. She was the third Australian therapist to be certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Ottawa Canada. In January 2017, she was certified by ICEEFT as a supervisor in the EFT model; and has supported therapists throughout Australia and New Zealand to develop and enhance their skills working with couples from an Emotionally Focused framework. Cassy began running workshops for couples in 2018, based on Sue Johnson’s best-selling book Hold Me Tight®, with regular workshops being held at ACEFT. Her PhD was passed without the need for revision in 2013, placing her on the Dean’s list for academic excellence in higher degree research (Griffith University). Her research focused on emotional adjustment following traumatic brain injury. She has presented her work both nationally and internationally, and has 10 peer-reviewed publications relating to emotion and adjustment following brain injury. Cassy also tutors at the University of Queensland, in the postgraduate couples therapy course. Through her work with clients, Cassy aims to support people work towards developing closer, more secure relationships, live richer meaningful lives, and develop enhanced self-compassion, irrespective of adversity. Cassy sees couples, individuals and families.