Emma is a clinical and forensic psychologist with extensive experience in assessment, report writing, treatment and consultancy. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, in the area of community sex offender treatment. Emma divides her practice between clinical and forensic psychology.
In terms of her forensic practice, Emma briefly worked in the Prison Service in England before establishing herself in Sydney from 1998. She has since worked in the areas of juvenile assessment and treatment, forensic, intellectual and violence assessments, trauma, and risk management. She has specific research interests in the areas of grooming, sexual risk assessment and internet offending. She is also a certified Static-99R trainer.
In her clinical practice, she has specialised in child and adolescent counselling, treatment of a range of disorders that include anxiety and depression, interpersonal issues, trauma and abuse, and substance abuse issues. She incorporates a range of therapeutic modalities such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural, schema, interpersonal, and dialectical behavioural therapies.
Emma provides consultancy work and supervision in a range of areas, in addition to intermittent lecturing and publications. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Psychologists and College of Forensic Psychologists. She is a board approved supervisor and assists psychologists at various career levels. Additionally, she is accredited at the Supervisor level with the NSW Children’s Commission Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme (CSOCAS) to work with both adults and young people. Emma is a also member of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA) and the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law (ANZAPPL).
Emma is a certified Static-99R trainer and regularly conducts training on the 2016 coding changes for this risk assessment tool.