Elizabeth is the Director and principal Clinical Psychologist within the clinic and has over 20 years experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of child and adult problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, stress, PTSD, OCD, and much more. She has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings. Elizabeth has worked extensively with children and families and is an accredited ‘Triple P’ leader (Positive Parenting Program). For a number of years she worked at Redbank House at Westmead Hospital, which is a tertiary-level service for children with severe behavioural problems and other psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, and attachment problems.
Elizabeth has extensive experience in the treatment of Selective Mutism and has received training from various overseas specialist clinics. Elizabeth is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic and is passionate about helping children with selective mutism start to communicate with everyone in their lives. Elizabeth has developed a 5-stage model of communication for Selective Mutism and other training modules which are used as part of the regular training programs that she runs about Selective Mutism for parents, teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, and other clinicians. Elizabeth also provides individual supervision for other clinicians in selective mutism.
Elizabeth has a combined PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of N.S.W, and is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). She holds full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist (Reg #: PSY0001406292).