CEO & PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Emma Spencer

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist who has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families and peri-natal care.  Her background has been varied and included employment within hospital and community settings, both public and private.  Emma also worked for a number of years in consulting, as a trainer, project manager, neuropsychological assessor and also provided employment selection and transition services. Her leadership roles have included Site Manager, Clinical Supervisor and Executive Level Allied Health representative.  Emma is trained in a number of evidenced based therapies including CBT, ACT and DBT as well as Art and Play Therapies and she has written a number of therapeutic programs for mental health facilities nation wide.

Her clinical role within CDSA focusses on early intervention treatment services for children 0-6 years and their parents.  She is also passionate about supporting expectant/new mothers/fathers, with transitioning into these roles or to address mental health concerns.  Emma is a licensed 123 Magic trainer and Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, with a passion for working with parents to improve their confidence in parenting.

Emma’s other passion is as an Assessor and Diagnostician with a focus on complex cases such as Autism and ADHD.  She takes assessment and diagnosis very seriously and as such has ensured the high quality of the tools and reporting requirements at the centre.  She is also a Clinical Supervisor providing supervision services to peers and Psychologists in training.

Beatrijs Dewulf – Psychological Services Supervisor

Beatrijs Dewulf – Psychological Services Supervisor

Beatrijs Dewulf is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsements in Clinical Psychology as well as Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is also a Board Approved Supervisor and is passionate about providing supervision and support in a peer context, as well as for registrars and for those pursuing registration through a 4+2 and 5+1 pathway.

Since obtaining her ‘Licentiaat in de Pedagogische Wetenschappen’ from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, she has more than twenty-five years’ experience in different educational and psychological settings including schools, private practice, national youth initiatives and global aid organisations.

Beatrijs believes in a holistic approach to mental health and understands the need to work collaboratively with all stakeholders including parents, families, schools and allied health professionals. This ensures the delivery of a proactive and exemplary therapeutic service which secures the best possible outcomes for children and their families. She is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT, mindfulness and parenting programs. Beatrijs is also a skilled assessor and diagnostician with a focus on developmental and neurodevelopmental presentations (ADHD, ASD) as well as learning and gifted/talented presentations.

Spencer Health is proud to have Beatrijs in the role of Psychological Services Supervisor, where she is responsible for providing clinical supervision to psychologists within and external to the organisation. Her role also covers responsibilities focussed on clinical governance, ensuring that our psychological services are delivered to the highest ethical and quality standards ensuring that Spencer Health truly is a Centre For Excellence.

FRANCESCA EVANS - OPERATIONS MANAGER

Francesca Evans – OPERATIONS Manager

Francesca is the Practice Manager of Sydney Psychology Centre and has had many years of experience in performing a practice manager role.

Francesca has previously managed us here at Sydney Child Psychology and then moved on to the Orthopaedic area at the Mater hospital for a few years. However, Francesca missed us so much she has now returned.

She is caring and professional and is always happy to go above and beyond to help us and all our lovely clients. Please don’t hesitate in calling her if you need anything at all.