Marnie is a Clinical Child Psychologist with specialised Masters training in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with families in school and clinical settings using individual and group formats.
With a background in social welfare, school settings and NDIS funded organisations, Marnie has developed an ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds exhibiting a range of complex needs. Marnie’s experience covers a range of issues impacting on typical development including neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD, learning disabilities, trauma, grief and loss, health/rehabilitation impacts and mental health impacts such as depression and anxieties.
Marnie is passionate about working with children and believes in providing therapy and assessments that are relevant to the specific needs of the child when considering their development, their family and their broader. She collaboratively draws from evidence based treatment modalities such as;
· Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT),
· Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
· Mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy (MB-CBT)
· Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
· Child centered play therapy (CCPT) and;
· Positive behaviour supports.
Building on therapy, Marnie has extensive expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive functioning including Intellectual Disability, impacts on functioning, and specific learning disabilities (such as Dyslexia), as well as specialised training in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Marnie is a current board member, of Wombats Wish, a unique Geelong based charity providing small group based support for children (and their families) grieving the loss of a parent. She also regularly contributes to the delivery of the program.