Emily is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She completed her undergraduate degree at Macquarie University in Sydney and her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Emily has a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This interest began when her younger brother was diagnosed with Autism and her passion has continued to grow ever since.
Additionally, Emily uses her six years experience as an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapist for children with ASD to help develop the language, social and behavioural skills of her clients. Emily has experience providing both individual and group therapeutic options for both parents and young people, who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties including ASD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood related disorders, poor social skills and other behavioural concerns.
The focus of Emily’s Masters dissertation was identifying key differences in the psychological well-being of people who have siblings with ASD, when compared to individuals who have typically developing siblings. This is an area of interest that Emily hopes to develop further. Emily has presented her research at a national conference and has been published in an international journal.
Emily is an approved provider for Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) services, Medicare Chronic Disease Management sessions and Better Outcomes for Mental Health plans.