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Dr Bee Lim

Clinical Psychologist

Bee is a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents and children to utilise their own unique strengths while learning new skills to improve their wellbeing, resilience and overall quality of life. She has worked across a variety of settings including hospital inpatient and outpatient units, community mental health services, university clinics and in private practice.

Bee specialises in the psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment of a wide range of presentations experienced by adolescents and adults, including the psychological aspects of cancer (e.g., adjustment difficulties, fear of recurrence and meaning-making), depression, anxiety/stress, trauma, and difficulties related to self-esteem and managing emotions. She has also worked with children and families with a wide range of issues including developmental, learning, emotional, behavioural and attention difficulties. Specifically, she is experienced in treating a range of childhood difficulties such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, trichotillomania and social skills deficits. She also has experience in neuropsychological assessments and rehabilitation for children and adults with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and brain injuries.

Bee trained in New Zealand, completing a four-year Bachelor of Arts Degree, with First Class Honours, a two-years Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. Originally from the multicultural society of Malaysia, Bee speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and enjoys working with people and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Bee is passionate about tailoring treatment to match client needs, and she is skilled in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based therapies and positive psychotherapy.

Bee is actively involved in clinical and implementation research on psychosocial oncology. In addition to her role at myLife Psychologists she is a researcher with the Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) at the University of Sydney and the Cancer Council New South Wales, where she develops interventions that will improve information and psychosocial support of cancer care and patient decision-making.

Bee sees children, adolescents and adults at our Alexandria practice.

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Selected Publications:

Costa, D., Smith, A. B., Lim, B. T., & Fardell, J. (2015). Simplifying the assessment of cancer information overload: A comment on Jensen et al. (2014). Patient Education and Counseling, 98(11), 1450.

Jose, P. E., & Lim, B. T. (2014; invited manuscript for special issue on “Loneliness to Belonging”). Social connectedness predicts lower loneliness and depressive symptoms over time in adolescents. Open Journal of Depression, 3, 154-163.

Sarfati, D., Gurney, J., Stanley, J., Lim, B. T., & McSherry, C. (2014). Development of a Pharmacy-based Comorbidity Index for patients with cancer. Medical Care, 52, 586-93.

Sarfati, D., Gurney, J., Lim, B. T., Bagheri, N., Simpson, A., Koea, J., & Dennett, E. (2014). Identifying important comorbidity among cancer populations using administrative data: Prevalence and impact on survival. Asian Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Lim, B. T., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M., Gray, L., Pullon, S., & Gallagher, P. (2013). How well do medical students rate and communicate clinical empathy? Medical Teacher, 35, 946-951.

Jose, P. E., Lim, B. T., & Bryant, F. (2012) Does savoring increase happiness? A diary study. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 176-187.

Lim, B. T., Moriarty, H., Huthwaite, M. (2011). “Being-in-role”: A teaching innovation to enhance empathic communication skills in medical students. Medical Teacher, 33, 663-669.

Moriarty, H., Stubbe, M., Bradford, S., Tapper, S., & Lim, B. T. (2011). Exploring resilience in families living with addiction. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3, 210-217.