Psychologists

Dr Ann Parker

Dr. Ann Parker

Team Leader – Psychology

Ann has worked as a psychologist with children and adolescents in school settings for the past 10 years. Previously she has worked in adult mental health and in the disability sector with children and adults. She is able to work with schools to assist in developing comprehensive behavioural and learning plans to support students with additional needs. Ann also works with families to address the behavioural, social, and emotional needs of their children.

Ann has provided services across government and non-government sectors as well as supervision for provisional and registered psychologists and social work students.

Ann is trained in brief solution-focused therapy and well as cognitive behaviour therapy. She has a keen interest in supporting people on the Autism spectrum as well as those with diverse sexuality and gender backgrounds. She is known for being a warm and caring person who is able to make others feel at ease and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

Ann is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, and Learning Difficulties Australia.

Helping with

  • Psychological and learning assessments
  • Child, adolescent, adult mental health
  • School issues, such as bullying, perfectionism
  • Disability support
  • Suicide prevention
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Parenting skills
  • Working with families of children with disabilities (Autism, GDD, Intellectual Disability)

Madaline Boyd

Madaline Boyd

Provisional Psychologist – AHPRA registered

Maddie has a Masters Degree in Professional Psychology and will be fully registered by early 2020. She has a passion for helping people achieve their goals, and understanding these will be unique to each individual. She has worked across ages spanning from early childhood to older adults and has a strong focus on building therapeutic rapport and relationships to promote positive change. Madaline will be working with Good Prospects in the metro area as well as proving services in the Riverland.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • Working ESL and Indigenous students
  • Educational focus
  • Counselling
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Anxiety
  • Motivation
  • Self Esteem
  • Crisis safety training

Alex Caruso

Alex Caruso

(Pending) Provisional Psychologist

Since completing a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Alex has gained experience working with young children with disability and adults with complex mental illness in the community. She is skilled in providing psycho-social support and services from a recovery framework. Utilising a strengths-based approach, Alex enjoys working collaboratively with consumers towards self-identified goals. Alex will work with us in the metro area as well as providing a visiting service to the Riverland once her provisional psychology status has been approved.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Youth work
  • Counselling

Tamra Hood

Tamra Hood

Provisional Psychologist – AHPRA registered

Tam comes to us with a wealth of experience working with young people, having worked for the Department for Education in a variety of roles in schools since 2004. Much of that time was spent working as a High School Student Counsellor, supporting students and their families, in addition to teaching and supporting students with additional needs.

Tam’s work as a student counsellor included working with same sex attracted and gender diverse young people, and people with single or multiple disabilities. Tam believes that people do not exist in a vacuum and a holistic approach to supporting people is the best approach. Tam will be working part-time with Good Prospects and based out of our metro offices.

Specialisations/Areas of Interest

  • Education
  • Youth work
  • Counselling
  • Gender Diversity
  • Autism

 

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