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Amanda Elliott

Qualifications



BA(Hons) Psychology

(Macquarie University)


Master of Public Health (Hons)

(University of Sydney)


Master of Clinical Psychology

(Macquarie University)


Psychologist Reg. No.

PS0045456

Medicare Service Provider

Amanda is a registered clinical psychologist who has undertaken post-graduate training in clinical psychology and has worked with children, adolescents and families since 1995. She has extensive experience working in NSW Health community child and family teams, providing assessment and treatment for a range of developmental, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties that children and young people experience.

Amanda is a warm and empathic therapist who understands the importance of trust and mutual respect within the therapeutic relationship. She aims to work with children and their families to develop a shared understanding of the reasons for psychological assessment and therapy, and a shared commitment to the pathways to change. She is trained to undertake evidence-based approaches to psychological assessment and therapy, including acceptance-based approaches and cognitive-behavioural therapy.  

 


In addition to working at Central Paediatrics, Amanda also works at the Macquarie University Emotional Health Clinic, a specialist clinic for the treatment of child, adolescent and adult anxiety disorders. At the clinic she provides evidence-based individual and family treatment for anxiety and runs a group program for parents called Creating Confident Kids.

In recent years Amanda has worked at the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, where she examined psychology students on their ability to assess children and adults using cognitive tests. Also recently, she completed research into the emotional functioning of internationally adopted children living in Australia. This research has been submitted for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal and Amanda will be developing a seminar for psychologists based on this research. 

Plans are also being considered for an early intervention program for these children and their parents based on the research conducted.