Olivia is a registered Psychologist currently studying a Masters of Psychology (Clinical). Olivia is passionate about working with parents who are going through separation and high conflict families in the Federal Circuit and Family Law Court. Olivia also works with children and adolescents (and parents) to support a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties.
After obtaining her psychology qualifications, Olivia worked within Department of Justice and Communities as a psychologist within Corrective Service, NSW. In this role, Olivia delivered both individual and group treatment to male offenders with a variety of offending behaviours. This work took place in city and rural settings, as well as forensic environments. As part of this role, Olivia also conducted assessments for the Courts (including pre-sentence reports) and the Parole Board. Olivia has been formally trained in gold standards of risk assessment measures for general, violent, and sexual offending. In addition to her core work with clients, Olivia also wrote treatment reports for the Serious Offender Review Council and State Parole Authority.
In Mid 2021, Olivia accepted a role in a local private practice to expand my experience with assessment, treatment work to include working with children, teens and families. In her role as an accredited Family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), Olivia has mediated matters relating to children and property. Prior to studying psychology, Olivia worked as a NSW Police Detective specialising in child protection in remote Aboriginal communities. Olivia also developed and delivered a trauma informed training program to support personnel in the Australian Defence Force who were victims of sexual misconduct.