Lauren Brincat MSuicidology Griff BA(Psych)Hons BEd(Sec:HumSocSc) Syd MAPS JP
Lauren is a Registered Psychologist working mainly with children & adolescents. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 with honours in psychology and a specialisation in school counselling. In 2019, she completed a Master of Suicidology (with Distinction) through Griffith University + Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention.
As a Senior Psychologist, with over 10 years experience as a school counsellor with NSW Education, Lauren has strong skills in the areas of psychological and educational assessment, working collaboratively with families to provide targeted interventions for children and adolescents with a variety of needs including specific learning disorders, anxiety, depression and developmental disabilities. She also has extensive experience working with academically and intellectually gifted children. In private practice, Lauren has supported adult and adolescent clients in managing relationships, sleep disorders and other life challenges affecting wellbeing.
Lauren utilises elements of Cognitive Behavioural & Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with her clients to work towards positive change. Her compassionate child-centred approach assists to develop trust and rapport with younger clients while assisting parents to support their child’s emotional wellbeing through tailored evidence-based parenting education. Other areas of interest include suicidal ideation, childhood depression, self-harm and emotional regulation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Lauren is also an accredited teacher (NSW Education Standards Authority: Proficient), and a parent of two boys.
Lauren is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools NSW and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia / Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (PSY0001733547). She is a Medicare registered provider (Provider No. 5375851X).
See Lauren’s LinkedIn profile for information about current projects here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenbrincatpsychologist