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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.




Amanda previously worked at the Macquarie University Emotional Health Clinic, a specialist clinic for the treatment of child, adolescent and adult anxiety disorders. At the clinic she provided evidence-based individual and family treatment for anxiety and runs a group program for parents called Creating Confident Kids.

Amanda also worked at the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, where she examined psychology students on their ability to assess children and adults using cognitive tests.

Amanda's paper on the emotional functioning of internationally adopted children living in Australia was published in Adoption Quarterly, July-September 2011, an international peer-reviewed journal. Amanda will be developing a seminar for psychologists based on this research and plans are also being considered for an early intervention program for these children and their parents based on the research conducted.