About Us

  

Outside the Square Psychology is located at :

- Burwood, Melbourne at 20 Banksia Street

- Traralgon, rural Victoria at 17 Deakin Street.

  

Our clients are preschoolers, school aged children, and adolescents/young adults, and the parents, carers or professionals concerned with these individuals.

  

Melbourne Reception Hours

  

Monday              9.30-3.00pm

Tuesday             9.30-5.30pm

Wednesday        9.30-3.00pm

Thursday            9.30-3.00pm

  

Phone (03) 9808 3917

Fax     (03) 9808 1172

  

Melbourne Appointment Hours for 2017

  

Monday             10.00am to 7.30pm

Tuesday             8.30am to 6.00pm

Wednesday       9.30am to 5.00pm

Thursday           Varied hours by appointment

Friday                Varied hours by appointment 

 

For images of our Melbourne Clinic, visit our Facebook page

  

Traralgon Reception and Appointment Hours for 2017

  

Wednesday                     8.30am to 5.00pm

Thursday                         8.30am to 5.00pm

Friday                              8.30am to 5.00pm

  

Phone (03) 5176 6831

  

For images of our Traralgon Clinic, visit our Facebook page

 

Our Staff

  

Kirsty Kerr

B.B.Sc., Grad. Dip. Ed. Psych., MAPS

Principal Psychologist

  

Kirsty has seveteen years experience in working with children with developmental differences, and their families. Kirsty has worked delivering intensive behaviour intervention for children with developmental delays, and has provided psychological services in Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and in specialist primary school settings.

  

Kirsty is trained in the assessment and diagnosis of ASD using the ADI-R and ADOS-2. Kirsty has experience in facilitating parent groups, running anxiety management and social skills groups, delivering seminars and workshops, and mentoring other professionals.

  

Kirsty has a particular interest in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and in providing parent support and counselling in this area, including two years as the Family Counsellor at Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria).  Kirsty's other previous workplaces include Specialist Children's  Services, Wantirna Heights School (Eastern Melbourne region ASD primary school), The Currajong School (specialist Social and Emotional school), and The Autism Behavioural Intervention Association (ABIA). Kirsty currently provides consultancy to the Parenting Research Centre in regards to the ASD specific content on www.raisingchildren.net.au 

  

Kirsty's areas of interest are in assessment for diagnosis and school funding purposes, toilet training, eating issues, anxiety management, and explaining the ASD diagnosis to the individual. Kirsty also works with some children in out of home and foster placements and child Victims of Crime.

  

Kirsty is available for appointments in Melbourne on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Traralgon on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  

  

Julia Seedsman

B.A., Post Grad. Dip. Applied Psych., Assoc MAPS

Psychologist

  

Julia has seventeen years experience working with children, adolescents and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and/or carers.  Julia has worked providing behavioural intervention programs in private practice, Early Childhood settings and in the home.

  

Julia has experience facilitating parent groups, running anxiety management and social skills groups and delivering seminars and workshops.

  

Julia has a particular interest in providing parent support and counselling, including ten years as the CEO/Principal Psychologist at Autism Behavioural Intervention Association, seven years as a Family Counsellor for Autism Victoria and five years in Private Practice at the Emotional Health Centre. Julia has recently also worked for SCOPE in the area of Early Childhood Intervention Services.

  

Julia's other areas of expertise are sleep issues, bullying, anxiety management, adolescents and young adults with ASD, and providing consultancy to schools.

  

Julia is available for appointments in Melbourne on Wednesdays. 

  

  

Deborah Sweeney

MA (1st Class Hons), PG Dip. Ed.Psych

Psychologist

  

Deborah is a registered psychologist who has a passion for working with children and their families. With extensive experience in child assessment, Deborah regularly works with a range of cognitive, developmental and behavioural assessment instruments. She has achieved a research reliable standard in both the ADI-R and ADOS-2, and has been using them in complex, multi-disciplinary assessments for over 12 years. In the past years, Deborah has been able to further enhance her experience in these areas by developing her training skills. She now regularly trains health professionals in the ADI-R and ADOS-2 throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Deborah is married with two daughters, a dog and large collection of scarves.

  

Deborah is available for appointments in Melbourne on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

  

  

Tanya King

B.B.Sc., Grad. Dip. Applied Child. Psych, MPsych (Ed & Dev)

Psychologist

  

Tanya has over fifteen years experience working with children and their families, most recently in child assessment, and specifically with children and young people with intellectual disabilities. She has experience with a range of cognitive, behavioural and developmental tests, including the ADOS-2. In her previous role, Tanya mentored newly graduated psychologists in this area. Tanya has previously worked at Specialist Children's Services in both Metropolitan and rural areas. She has also worked in private practice conducting Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments, and providing counselling. Tanya is passionate about working with preschoolers and young primary school-aged children, particularly those with ASD, Intellectual Disability and behaviour difficulties.

  

Tanya is available for appointments in Melbourne on Tuesdays.

  

  

ADMINISTRATION STAFF

  

Sophie Newton

B.B.Sc.

Business Manager

Melbourne Reception and Administration

  

Jenny Wilkie

Traralgon Reception and Administration

  

Sophie has an undergraduate degree in psychology. She had fifteen years experience in administration in children's services prior to commencing at Outside the Square Psychology in 2011. Sophie has also had experience volunteering in educational agencies for children with disabilities.

Sophie works in Melbourne on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 3.00pm and on Tuesdays from 9.30am until 5.30pm.

  

Jenny has twenty years experience in administration roles, including eight years at Cooinda Hill Adult Day Service for clients with an intellectual disability. Jenny works in Traralgon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30-5.00pm.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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