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melanie

Melanie is a provisionally registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a student member of the Australian Psychological Society and is completing her Master of Education and Developmental Psychology degree at Monash University. Melanie has a background working as a sessional academic and has worked at numerous universities across Melbourne.

Melanie has a PhD, in which she investigated the role of gender stereotypes in parentification (parent-child role reversals).

She is interested in conducting assessments and providing interventions for children and their families/networks. Previously, she has undertaken  a placement at a primary school, providing counselling and interventions for anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, cognitive/educational difficulties, and ADHD. Melanie adopts a person-centred approach, and focuses on developing a therapeutic relationship with her clients. In conjunction with working at an individual level, Melanie also enjoys conducting psychoeducation sessions with parents and school staff. Melanie has an interest in exploring issues impacting women and girls (e.g., sexual objectification, domestic violence).