Dr Christopher Mogan PhD

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Author
  • Educator

Qualifications

  • A graduate of the University of Melbourne, he has Honours and Master’s degrees in Psychology, the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Clinical Hypnosis), and a PhD in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology. .

Special interests

  • Anxiety and related disorders including Panic and Worry, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and avoidance, Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Hoarding Disorder.
  • Cognitive and Behavioural principles that play an important complementary role with other medical and psychological interventions.
  • Dr Mogan completed the first major study of Hoarding Disorder in Australia. He is part of a research group associated with various Australian Universities including The University of Melbourne, ACU, Flinders University, Deakin University and  Swinburne. This group has published several papers on the features and treatment of Hoarding Disorder.
  • Dr Mogan and his team have established an Intensive Outpatient Program that offers contemporary treatments for complex presentations of OCD, Anxiety, Hoarding and related disorders.
  • Currently Dr Mogan is Chair of the Mental Health Reference Group that advises the Task Force that is reviewing the Medical Benefits Scheme.
 

Affiliations

  • Dr Mogan is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency under the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • He is a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychology in the Australian Psychological Society, and is endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia to provide Clinical Psychology and other psychological services with Medicare Australia. 
  • Dr Mogan is a member of professional associations including the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT), the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT - USA), and the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF). 
 

Past appointments

Founding Coordinator of the Eltham Community Health and Welfare Centre that offered psychological services across the community from 1976 - 1987.
Clinical Director of the Anxiety Depression (CBT) Program at The Melbourne Clinic from 1987 - 2007. Over a 20 year period he developed specialized CBT treatments in this acute inpatient psychiatric hospital and established a range of day programs for Anxiety Disorders. Dr Mogan and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Scott Blair-West also founded the inpatient group treatment program for patients with severe OCD that continues to be Australia’s only group inpatient CBT treatment for OCD.

Other key staff

The therapy team also consists of psychologists Dr Elham Foroughi, Julie Mogan and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse Kerryn Addison.

Dr Elham Foroughi

Dr Elham Foroughi is a clinician with many years of experience in the provision of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked in various health sectors in the field of addiction and in mental health settings including as a senior psychologist in hospital based inpatient and outpatient programs. In additon, Dr Foroughi is part of an expert team which provides education and training for other other professionals and treatment for Hoarding Disorder in the community. Following the completion of her clinical training at a Masters level, she went on to undertake further clinical research by completing her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Dr Foroughi's research interest is in the field of anxiety disorders, particularly in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and has led to several academic publications.

Ms Julie Mogan

Ms Julie Mogan is a generalist Psychologist and Social Worker. Ms Mogan has extensive experience in research, community and public health roles, with special interests in anxiety disorders relating to complex trauma following life-threatening medical conditions; Psycho-oncology particularly childhood cancer impacts on the individual and family; complicated grief and loss including death, relationship and role loss, intrafamilial estrangement, workplace stress-related injury; infertility; sexual assault/abuse (incl institutional).

Ms Kerryn Addison

Kerryn is a credentialed Mental Health Nurse with broad experience in various clinical settings; inpatient, outpatient, community mental health and research. Kerryn is particularly interested in the area of anxiety and hoarding disorders, and is part of an expert team that provides de-clutter and therapy treatment for people with hoarding issues.