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After 20 years as an Army psychologist and subsequent work for two of the big six consulting firms, Ernst and Young and Deloitte, Denis Flores founded his own firm, Career Focus Pty Ltd in 1993, The company operated for a further 19 years and specialised in psychological services, maximising the potential of individuals and organisations. The core services were:

Career Focus worked in all industry sectors but in particular in transport, finance, business services, local government, construction and mining. It built particular expertise in selection and assessment in rail transport and developed a comprehensive competency database for this industry. From 2003 to 2011 the company focused on psychometric assessment in support of large scale recruitment campaigns. It developed a sophisticated on line assessment system leading to a comprehensive assessment centre process.

Career Focus clients were some of the largest rail freight and passenger transport companies in Australia and New Zealand, vis: Metro Trains Melbourne, V Line and Pacific National/ Freight Australia, Veolia Transport Auckland.

Always with an interest in the next generation of psychologists, Denis established the Institute of Psychological Practice in 2003 providing curriculum and supervision for psychology graduate interns. IPP provided professional development leading to a Diploma of Psychological Practice and high level practice learning for psychologists already registered.

After the sale of the Career Focus in 2011, Denis continued as Denis Flores Psychologists and relocated to Europe in 2014. He was a lecturer in Organisational Psychology at the University of Malta to 2020.

Denis Flores Qualifications and Affiliations


Bachelor of Arts (UNSW) - Psychology and Political Science

Bachelor of Letters (Post Graduate) (UNE) - Organisational Psychology


Fellow, Australian Psychological Society (elected 2005) and Chair of the College of Organisational Psychologists from 2003 to 2006, founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Organisational Psychology of Australia and New Zealand. 

Psychologist Warrant Malta, 2015 Malta Psychology Profession Board 137, Council Member, Malta Chamber of Psychologists (MCP) since 2020 and Convener 2022 MCP Forum on the Environment and the Impact on Mental Health and Well being.

Over the last five years Denis has followed up a long term interest in Resilience and developed the Adult Resilience Scale, now published world wide through the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Psychological resilience is an individual's ability to successfully adapt to life tasks in the face of social disadvantage or highly adverse conditions. Adversity and stress can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial worries, among others.
Through an extensive research program over a number of years we have developed a measure of resilience.
The Adult Resilience Scale measures 5 psychological constructs:
  • Threat Percerception
  • Adjustment
  • Decision Making
  • Coping
  • Recovery
The Adult Resilience Scale is the basis for our programs in building individual and corporate resilience.


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