Tricia is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who works predominantly with children, adolescents and their parents in dealing with children’s social, emotional, learning and behavioural problems. She completed her advanced training in educational psychology and gained her Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Queensland.
Tricia is passionate about bringing out the best in kids and believes that children are innately good, cooperative and whole in spirit, endeavouring to please the significant adults in their lives. Therefore when they are not displaying appropriate behaviours, they are in essence sending us (the parents) messages to convey their disconnection with us. Her particular passion about the involvement of parents as co-therapist/change agents in treating their children’s problems have empowered parents to bring out the best in their kids by providing parents with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to give their children the building blocks of a meaningful life
Tricia is also the founder of ParentAssist. ParentAssist is dedicated to providing parents with the tools of parenting which helps make the job of parenting a truly rewarding one through the delivery of workshops to parents in schools.Tricia has also successfully implemented whole-school behaviour management programs, anti-bullying programs and resiliency programs in various schools. Tricia is also a consultant for teachers dealing with behavioural, emotional and learning issues. She provides professional development in-services for teachers.
Tricia specialises in the diagnosis of learning difficulties, behaviour management, parenting issues, family relationship issues, anxiety, ADHD and Autism.
She is also a proud mother of 3 children aged between 12 and 18 years old.
Professional Qualifications and training
- Master of Educational Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts (double major in Psyc)
- STAP Accredited Supervisor
- Psychologists Board of Australia
- Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Profesisonal Code of Ethics
- Australian Psychological Society’s “Code of Ethics”