FIONA WILSON, MBChB, FRANZCP, Advanced Certificate in Adult Psychiatry, PGDipCBT
Fiona studied Medicine at the University of Auckland, graduating MBChB in 1992 and became a registered medical practitioner in 1993. It was reading Viktor Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” that inspired her to study Psychiatry. She trained in Psychiatry in Auckland and qualified as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2007, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal and Australian College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). Since 2007, she has worked at both Tiaho Mai and Te Whetu Tawera (acute inpatient Psychiatric units at Middlemore and Auckland hospitals), the Cottage Community Mental Health Centre (Otahuhu) and Manawanui Maori Mental Health Service (Point Chevalier). She has been working in a General Adult Psychiatrist role at Manaaki House Community Mental Health Centre in Panmure since 2011. In the last few years, she has gained an Advanced Certificate in Adult Psychiatry, Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PGDipCBT, Massey University) and achieved 5 competencies in the Takarangi Framework (Cultural Competency).
Fiona describes working as a Psychiartist as a privilege - to hear so many people’s stories and share their journey of recovery. The goodness of people and their capacity for resilience in the most difficult of circumstances continues to inspire her.
n accordance with the RANZCP Code of Ethics, Fiona's aim is to work collaboratively and have an holistic approach that acknowledges the biological, psychological, social/family, cultural and spiritual underpinnings of good mental health.
She has a particular interest in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) as a psychological model.