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The Importance of Professional Assessments

Catalyst Psychology follows recommended Australian guidelines for the assessment of neurodiversity including ADHD, Autism and learning issues. Professionally and appropriately completed assessments avoid misdiagnosis; help identify all issues and strengths; help the person, their carers and teachers understand and accept their needs; and point people in the right direction for ongoing support. The Psychologists at …

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Fiona Jensen

Partnering with the Cairnmillar Institute To Train Psychologists.

Congratulations Fiona on finishing her Clinical Psychology Registrar placement at Catalyst Psychology.  Fiona is a dedicated and professional Psychologist who has been working for over 11 years. She has decided to upgrade her skills to become a Clinical Psychologist, and is currently completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Cairnmillar Institute. As part of …

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Congratulations to Our Psychologist Chiara McDowell

Congratulations to our Psychologist Chiara  McDowell for her promotion to a Teaching Fellow position and becoming a Psychology Supervisor, focussing on formal psychological assessments. She continues to offer assessment of children, adolescents and young adults at Catalyst Psychology. Chiara is skilled in the assessment of intellectual level and academic attainment, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders, …

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Helping with NDIS Submission to better clients experiences with NDIS

Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt, Director and Clinical Psychologist, was pleased to be part of the professional response to the NDIS Independent Assessor plans. Dr Hildebrandt contributed to the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association (ACPA) response to NDIS plans to introduce Independent Assessors for NDIS clients. We aim to help clients experience professional, sensitive, fairer, and easier access …

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APS Webinar 2021

APS Training on OCD

We are back providing training and workshops in 2021 (after a pandemic pause!). First up, Dr Hildebrandt is providing training for Psychologists on the assessment and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children and teens. The training will take place in March and is being run by the Australian Psychological Society. See these links for …

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COVID Measures

Catalyst Psychology is currently offering face-to-face and telehealth sessions to help clients access assessment and therapy during the ongoing COVID situation. We also have a range of procedures to keep our clients safe during these stressful times.

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Christmas Hours

It has been a remarkable year and we hope you enjoy the end of the year. It is a time to rest and connect with families and friends. We are taking a short break, with our office closed from midday 24th December 2020 – 10th January 2021. We will not be contactable during this time, …

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