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I am a registered Community Psychologist with a longstanding interest in the mental health of children, young people and families. I worked with parents in community settings for approximately 10 years as well as with children and young people in school settings for ten years. I have also developed resources for parents and school staff as part of the KidsMatter project at the Australian Psychological Society. In recent years I have developed a particular interest in suicide prevention and have completed studies in suicidology. I now regularly consult with and train mental health professionals in relation to suicide prevention. I am also a registered supervisor of psychology interns who work in a range of community-based settings.
EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE)
I provide psychological therapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxious feelings, coping, anger, family conflicts, friendships and bullying, loss and grief, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and school-related issues. I utilize play therapy, narrative therapy and solution-focused approaches alongside cognitive behaviour therapy.
I also work with parents to help them tune into their children’s needs, increase confidence in their parenting skills and create new opportunities to enhance family communication and build positive relationships.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Registered Community Psychologist and Approved Supervisor
Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Fellow College of Community Psychologists
Bachelor of Arts (Multidisciplinary) – Victoria University
Post-Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Community) – Victoria University
Doctorate of Applied Psychology (Community) – Victoria University
Master of Suicidology – Griffith University