Expertise

Areas of Expertise

Mood Disorders, Trauma and Post Trauma Stress Disorder, Cognitive and educational assessments, Pain Management, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Stress management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Relationships.

Professional Perspective

Registered Psychologist with over thirty years experience in working • with a wide range of people: individuals, couples, groups, various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, children, adolescents and adults • in a diverse range of settings: schools, private practice, organisations: Relationships Australia, Department of School Education, Australian Defence Force, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Trained in NYC, USA in Advanced International Certification and Training in Schema Therapy by the founder of the therapy, Jeffrey Young, and Wendy Behary with two years supervision by Robin Spiro, NJ, USA Extensive experience in Torture and Trauma counselling with refugees and humanitarian entrants. Over thirty years experience working with children and adolescents in educational settings as teacher and School Counsellor. Accredited Partners in Depression Facilitator (a beyond blue initiative funded by NIMH)

Proficient in administering and interpreting psychometric, diagnostic and screening assessments

• cognitive, (WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, WPPSI, WMS)
• educational, (WIAT-II)
• behavioural, (Connors, ASEBA, Vine land)
• personality assessments: (PAI, MMPI- II, NEO-R)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (ADOS and ADI-R)
(List not exhaustive) Skilled in developing intervention programs for cognitive, behaviour and learning problems.