Stephanie McBeath

Stephanie McBeath

Stephanie McBeath completed a Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology in 2011. She has worked in a range of settings, including schools and GP and private clinics. She has particularly enjoyed working with children and their families, with a focus on building strong and secure attachment.

Stephanie has a warm and inclusive manner. She rapidly develops therapeutic bonds with children and adults alike, and finds this rewarding and very effective in working toward positive therapy outcomes. She will work with you to formulate goals that are meaningful to you. She is proud to provide a setting in which children are listened to and heard, and caregivers are given support to bring about positive change in family relationships, including working to improve communication with their children.

Stephanie has a background in paediatric nursing, and understands the stressors that face families managing acute and chronic illness. This includes parental demands, and the impact of illness on siblings. Stephanie has experience in reducing the impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with children and adults, helping to reduce the impacts of intrusive and debilitating symptoms.

 

Areas of Work

  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Child and adult assessment and therapy
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Depression
  • School-related stress and anxiety
  • Self-harm and suicidal thinking
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Acute stress and trauma
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Early attachment and bonding difficulties
  • Foster care issues
  • Parenting strategies for behaviour problems

Educational Psychology

  • IQ Assessment
  • Educational Assessments

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Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Schema-based therapy
  • Expressive and creative therapies

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
  • Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Board of Australia
  • Endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the College for Educational and Developmental Psychologists
  • Accredited Supervisor with APS