The Selective Mutism Clinic offers a consultation service to psychologists, speech therapists, school counsellors, guidance officers, social workers and other professionals who work with children with selective mutism.

Consultations can be provided on a single or ongoing basis to clinicians with varying levels of experience with selective mutism, across Australia. They are generally conducted via telephone.

These consultations focus on developing clinician’s skills and increasing their confidence to assess, diagnose and treat selective mutism in children they are currently working with. Case formulation, engaging children/families/schools in treatment, implementing a cognitive-behavioural therapy program, and overcoming challenges or barriers to progress can be discussed.

Supervision is provided by the director, Elizabeth Woodcock (see bio below). The cost of professional supervision is $230 (+GST) for a one-hour consultation.

If you are interested in these services please contact us on 02 9438 2511 or click here to email the clinic.



B.Psych.(Hons), M.Psychol.(Clinical)/PhD, MACPA

Elizabeth is the Director and principal Clinical Psychologist within the clinic and has 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, sexual problems, and much more. She has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings for over fifteen years. 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 also has extensive experience in the treatment of Selective Mutism and is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic. She runs regular training programs and seminars about Selective Mutism for parents, teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, and other clinicians.  Elizabeth 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).