Margaret is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with varied experience. She has worked with children of all ages and started her career at Princess Margaret Hospital creating the first DNA database in Australia to try and further understand type 1 juvenile diabetes. She is passionate about helping children fulfil their potential and went on to work on a state wide program to increase mental health resilience across hundreds of schools for primary school aged children. Following this she decided to specialise in helping families who have children who have disabilities.
Margaret takes a “behaviour = communication” approach. She truly believes that all behaviour has a function and that it is purposeful. She takes her job to translate this behaviour into meaningful communication seriously and strives to ensure that the children she works with have a better way of communicating their needs without hurting themselves or others around them. She is guided by positive behaviour principles which looks at enhancing the child’s environment and providing appropriate supports.
Completed Clinical Masters of Psychology in 2012
Aussie Optimism – all programs in 2008
Triple P in 2007
Circle of Security in 2015