Emma Smadbeck Psychology

Emma Smadbeck Psychology

Emma (she/her) is a registered psychologist (clinical psychology registrar) who is also currently working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU. She has a strong belief in the crucial role of early intervention on development of positive mental health later in life.

She is passionate about working with children and their families using evidence-based therapeutic interventions. She has over 5 years experience providing individual, family, and group based interventions and has a particular interest in working with children. She has trained at the Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick) and at The Child Behaviour Research Clinic, Sydney, a specialised research clinic focused on children with defiant behaviour. She is accustomed to working with other professionals and school staff to help create holistic treatment plans for her clients.

Emma works with children/adolescents who are experiencing difficulties related to:
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
– Oppositional defiant disorder
– Social skills challenges
– Autism Spectrum
– Behavioural issues
– Sleep problems
– Acquired head injury
– Enuresis and encopresis

Emma uses a number of evidence based interventions in therapy including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, and parent training. She also frequently incorporates techniques from other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT).

Emma’s PhD research focuses on ways to improve psychological wellbeing in adolescents through a positive psychology framework. Her research has been presented all around Australia and internationally through the International Positive Psychology Association. She integrates her research into practice by focusing on a strengths based approach to therapy and treatment.

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*****Please note that Emma is not currently accepting new clients and her waitlist is currently closed due to high demand*****