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Professional Supervision

The Selective Mutism Clinic offers professional supervision to professionals around Australia who work with children with selective mutism. These include psychologists, speech therapists, school counsellors, teachers, guidance officers, and social workers.

Consultations can be provided on a single or ongoing basis to clinicians with varying levels of experience with selective mutism. They can be conducted via video, phone, or face-to-face.

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 $235 (+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.

 

ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

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, behavioural disorders, 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 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 previously worked as Head of Psychological Research for SANE, a leading mental health organisation in London. 

Elizabeth also has extensive experience in the treatment of Selective Mutism and is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic. She has provided assessment and treatment for preschool and school-aged children with selective mutism, extreme shyness, and other childhood psychological and behavioural problems in both the public and private sectors for 20 years. She runs regular training programs and seminars 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).