(A) Tertiary Qualifications
|Bachelor of Arts||
University of Adelaide
|Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Arts (in Psychology)||
University of Adelaide
|Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice||
University of South Australia
|Master of Applied Psychology||
University of Adelaide
(B) Employment History
|Research Officer||Southern Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services||August 1991 – November1995|
|Clinical Psychologist||Family and Youth Services (Now Families SA) – Various Locations||November 1995 – December 2002|
|Acting Chief Clinical Psychologist||Family and Youth Services||October 2001 – December 2001|
|Clinical Psychologist||Family and Youth Services – Refugee Program||January 2002 – May 2002|
|Principal Clinical Psychologist||Secure Start||August 2002 – Present|
|Founder and Inaugural Director||Child Wellbeing Clinics||October 2005 – July 2008|
|Lecturer in Child Clinical Psychology||University of South Australia||February 2006 – June 2006|
|Principal Psychologist||Northern Kids Wellbeing – Adelaide Northern Division of General Practice||January 2009 – April 2010|
(C) Professional Appointments
Registered Psychologist, September 1995 – (Current)
Endorsed Clinical Psychologist, 2010 – (Current)
Regulation 7 Officer, Family Court of Australia, October 2002 – (Current)
Panel Member, Australians Aiding Children Adoption Agency, February 2003 – April 2005
Panel Member, Adoption and Family Information Service, April 2005 – 2006
Private Provider, Families SA, July 2006 – (Current)
Family Consultant, Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, July 2006 – January 2008
Clinical Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, 2009 – (Current)
Member, Health Practitioner’s Tribunal (SA), August 2010 – January 2013
National Psychology Examination Committee, December 2012 – (Current)
(D) Professional Affiliations
Member, Australian Psychological Society, July 2003 – (Current)
Member, College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society, November 2007 – (Current)
Pearce, C.M (2012). Repairing Attachments. BACP Children and Young People, 28-32
Pearce, C.M. (2011). A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children. London: Jessica Kingsley
Pearce, C.M. (2011). The Comeback Kid. Junior Magazine
Pearce, C.M. (2011) Attached to the Unattached. SEN Magazine
Pearce, C.M. (2010). An Integration of Theory, Science and Reflective Clinical Practice in the Care and Management of Attachment-Disordered Children – A Triple A Approach. Educational and Child Psychology (Special Issue on Attachment), 27 (3): 73-86
Pearce, C.M. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009
Pearce, C.M., Martin., G., & Wood, K. (1995). Significance of Touch for Perceptions of Parenting and Psychological Adjustment Among Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34 : 160-167.
Pearce, C.M., & Martin, G. (1994). Predicting Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90 : 324-328.
Pearce, C.M., & Martin, G. (1993). Locus of Control as an Indicator of Risk for Suicidal Behaviour Among Adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88 : 409-414.
Pearce, C.M. (1992). An Evaluation of Education Department and Health and Welfare Agency Staff’s Perceptions of Southern CAMHS Interagency Workers Involved in the Interagency Referral Process. Adelaide : Southern CAMHS.
Allison, S., Pearce, C., Martin, G., Miller, K., & Long, R. (1995). Parental Influence, Pessimism, and Adolescent Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 1 : 229-242.
Allison, S., Powrie, R., Pearce, C., & Martin, G. (1995). Continuing Medical Education in Marital and Family Therapy: A Survey of South Australian Psychiatrists. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 29 : 638-644
Martin, G., Rozanes, P., Pearce, C.M., & Allison, S. (1995). Adolescent Suicide, Depression and Family Dysfunction. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 92 : 336-344.
Martin, G., Clarke, M., & Pearce, C.M.. (1993). Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32 : 530-535.
(F) Teaching and Training:
July 1997 – Present: Supervision of Master of Clinical Psychology Students’ 45 – 54 day Child Clinical Placements (Comprising 37 completed student placements under direct supervision – 49 student placements in total)
February – June 2006: Lecturer in Child Clinical Psychology, University of South Australia
1999 – Present: Numerous workshops, lectures and presentations to student, professional and community audiences concerning:
- Attachment and Attachment Disorder
- Asylum Seekers
(G) Website: securestart.com.au
(H) Blogsite: colbypearce.wordpress.com
 The findings of this article formed the basis of the assessment process in the video Youth Suicide: Recognising the Signs, produced by the Child Health Foundation as part of a nation-wide education program for GP’s.