Sarah is our casual admin assistant who you will meet on Fridays if you are so fortunate. She has an eye for detail and ensures the practice is running as smoothly as possible in Sophie’s absence. Sarah is a budding psychologist in the making, currently undertaking clinical psychology training at the University of Wollongong. She loves working with children and adolescents and is looking forward to spreading her wings in the world of mental health when her arduous university studies comes to an end this year!
Social & Emotional Skills for Kids
Assessment of social/emotional skills in kids Most people have heard of autism, or even may know someone who has been diagnosed as "on the spectrum", and you may even know that someone on the autism spectrum is likely to have deficits in relating to others socially and emotionally. Knowing the exact nature of autism and it's symptoms is more complex however, and it takes specialised training to determine whether an individual meets diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (the official DSM 5 diagnostic term). What's more is, the diagnosis of autism can be complicated by other factors, such as comorbid disorders like ADHD and anxiety, or attachment related developmental problems.