Beth has been working with children and their families, specifically in the child protection and out-of-home care sector, for over 15 years. She is a Clinical Psychologist and is a Member with the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Beth is also a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (MACPA) and is a Board-Certified Supervisor with AHPRA.
Beth has worked with government and non-government organisations in NSW, VIC, the ACT and the NT, and has experience across urban, regional and remote contexts. She is experienced in conducting specific and / or complex casework, therapeutic and/or clinical assessments and interventions in this space, and has undertaken clinical leadership roles for several years. Beth has had specific experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and their communities in NSW and the Northern Territory. Beth has been an approved psychologist and provider of independent clinical and psychological assessment and intervention services, including adoption assessments in this sector for several years, and is an accredited Therapeutic Life Story Work practitioner. Beth also has several years’ experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health concerns with children, young people and adults in the community as a Clinical Psychologist.
Beth’s specialist knowledge encompasses child development and adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect; attachment and bonding; family violence; developmental / complex trauma; family systems; impacts of separation, grief and loss; behavioural assessment and intervention; and cross-cultural practice. Beth also has experience in working with problem or harmful sexual behaviours in children and young people. Beth also has experience in training, coaching and leading other clinicians working with children and families to understand and respond to care and protection issues, trauma, and managing emotional and behavioural wellbeing.
At LSC Psychology, Beth conducts child and family assessments for the Children’s Court and Federal Circuit and Family Law Court; provides expert opinion and evidence to support decision-making for children and families; and provides therapeutic intervention to help individuals and families heal from traumatic experiences or in coping with a range of psychological issues.