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 Amanda Sie (see bio below) or Simonne Cohen (see bio here). The cost of professional supervision is $200 (+GST) for a one-hour consultation.
If you are interested in these services please contact us on 0405 430 530 or click here to email the clinic.
Amanda is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with selective mutism from various backgrounds and levels of severity. Amanda is keen to share her knowledge with other professionals and her current role at the clinic is devoted to providing individual telephone supervision and training for professionals throughout Australia in selective mutism.
Amanda is an accredited ‘Tuning Into Kids’ coordinator, a program that helps parents use ’emotion coaching’ strategies to teach their children to manage feelings. Amanda is experienced with individual and group interventions, having worked in diverse settings such as an anxiety treatment and research unit, community mental health centre, an inpatient child and family unit for adolescents with complex mental health problems, a university clinic, and interstate at a rehabilitation centre. Alongside working at the practice, Amanda works as part of the Program for Early Intervention and Prevention of Disability at St Vincent’s Hospital, and Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of NSW. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is fully registered with AHPRA (Reg. #: PSY0001220578).