Tamara is the Director of Positive Insight Psychology. She is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, parents, adults and families.
She is a warm and compassionate practitioner who understands therapy is not ‘done to a person’. Instead, it is a collaborative process involving a practitioner working with a client empowering them to change their thinking or behaviours, subsequently making a positive impact on their life. Hence her company ‘ Positive Insight Psychology’.
Tamara has extensive experience gained in private practice, government and private schools, public mental health and community agencies. She works with a diverse population of clients who present with clinical presentations and/or mental health issues. She is a personable and understanding practitioner who works on a client’s individual goals enabling positive change in their lives to enhance their wellbeing.
Tamara is a skilled clinically endorsed psychologist who has a special interest working in the following areas –
*Working in a team care arrangements with clients with a range of significant mental health diagnosis- eg. paediatricians, psychiatrists and GP’s where longterm care arrangements are warranted. She has specialist training and is accredited to support families working with Eating Disorders with prepared Eating Disorder Treatment Service Plans
*Assessment of children and adults in the areas of Cognitive Functioning ( IQ testing) , Academic Achievement Testing, ADHD assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments, Personality Assessments, Adaptive Functioning Assessments, School Readiness Assessments, and Medico-Legal Assessment and reporting,
*Supporting clients who experience relationship/family breakdown (both adults and children). She has significant experience working with families going through marriage separation and proceedings in the Family Court of Australia / Federal Circa Court of Australia.
M. Psych (Clinical), M. Ed, B. Ed (Science), PGDipEdStud (Stud Welfare), PGDipPsych, PGCertEdStud (Spec. Ed. Incln & Erly Intvn), Cert IV (T&A), Clin Hypn, MAPS.
Tamara is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the Clinical College . She is Clinically Endorsed Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Board (AHPRA registration PSY0001128188). She is also Registered as an experienced Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching ( VIT261118) with postgraduate Special Education Qualifications.
Tamara is available for private consultation- incorporating assessment, treatment planning and applied interventions for a broad range of clinical presentations, behavioural concerns, educational and mental health issues. She is recognised with Beyond Blue and has membership with professional associations such as Anxiety Disorders Association & Eating Disorders Victoria . Tamara’s final masters thesis was a longitudinal study of clients with disordered eating and eating disorders. She is also happy to work with self-managed NDIS clients in accordance with their treatment goals and provide recommendations and specialist reports when required.
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