Registered Psychologist and Behaviour Support Practitioner
Amour is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia having recently obtained a Masters of Psychology (Professional). Amour has over 10 years experience working with children, teenagers and adults with Autism and their families in various roles. As part of her training, she has completed placements as a school psychologist, conducting behavioural, cognitive and learning disorder assessments. As well as these assessments, she has experience conducting functional behavioural assessments to develop classroom interventions to support teachers develop goal orientated individual education plans. Her support for teachers also extends to providing them with professional development to understand a child's behaviour within a classroom setting. When working with students she uses a number of evidenced based therapies including Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), Interpersonal Therapy (ITP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Amour has years of experience working as a senior developmental and behavioural therapist for children with developmental delays. Her experiences extend to working within trans-disciplinary teams using evidenced- based interventions, such as ABA, applied within a clinic, home and school setting. She has also worked extensively in a Positive Behaviour Support role, facilitating a person centred approach to understanding and supporting behaviours.
Amour has largely worked in a family support role, running multiple parent support and autism education groups. Her experiences involve working alongside state and national agencies in providing families who are experiencing grief or stress from their child’s diagnosis with direct and group counselling. She has an interpersonal approach to her practice, often working closely with multiple members of her clients’ care team (parents, teachers, allied health professionals) which centres on the best outcomes for her clients.