B.A. (Au), GradDipPsych (Au), PGDPsych (Au), MPsychology (Educational & Developmental, Au), M.A.P.S, M.S.P.S (AUS/SG)
Caroline is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, the Singapore Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. She obtained her Masters degree in Psychology (Educational and Developmental) from Monash University, Australia.
Caroline has experience working with children inthe local and international school and pre-school systems. Caroline conducts comprehensive psychological assessments, including diagnosis and intervention of disorders such as ADHD and dyslexia. She also has experience in assessingsocial and emotional issues, including anxiety and depression.
Caroline employs evidence-based therapies to meet the needs of her clients, including cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. The therapy targets thinking styles and supports clients to identify thoughts and beliefs causing distress and re-evaluate those thoughts in a more useful and constructive way. Caroline enjoys working with clients and their families in a personalised, warm and supportive manner whilst providing sound and practical support.
Caroline has experience working in groups and one-on-one with the Australian based Stop, Think, Do social skills and behaviour management program. The aim of this program is to develop children’s social and emotional skills in areas such as behaviour, friendships, impulse control, anger management and making good choices at home and at school. During this program children learn and practice techniques where they understand how to stop and control feelings, think of options and consequences and then behave appropriately.
Caroline has a particular interest in self-esteem and motivation in children, which was the focus of her Masters thesis. She has presented on the topic at a number of international conferences in Australia and Europe. Caroline is associated with the STEP program of research looking at student educational subject choices in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Technology, and their impact on later career options and wellbeing.
Caroline also has an interest in working with children and families who may be transitioning between schools and countries, and support them in dealing with issues relating to identity, belonging, friendship, attachment, self-esteem and repatriation.
Prior to working as a psychologist, Caroline worked in Australia providing case management and counselling support to young people and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds across a range of issues including anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, depression and drug and alcohol issues.