Joanne-Edmond

Joanne Edmond

Director/Psychologist
B.A. Psychology, P.G. Dip Psych
Registered Psychologist, Assoc. MAPS

Joanne was first registered as a Psychologist in 2010 and has enjoyed a diverse career of over 22 years’ experience working with individuals, children, adolescents and families across a range of disciplines including government organisations, hospital, community, children and adolescents at a not-for profit community foundation, and adult, children and their families in a private clinic.

Joanne is continuing her studies in Neuroscience and in addition to her work at Core Therapy Psychology Services, Joanne provides supervision to postgraduate students and those undertaking their internships.

 

Joanne has a particular passion for applying Positive Psychology and Neuropsychotherapy principles in both her clinical practice and training workshops. Joanne is passionate about her work and feels privileged to share in the journey of others towards a more meaningful future and unravelling the complex patterns of human behaviour into simple steps towards flourishing. Joanne’s therapeutic areas of interest include child-family mental health, child social-emotional development and family relationship functioning. Her unique point of difference lies in her aptitude for integrating current best practice of neuroscience and Neuropsychotherapy research into practical treatment interventions that have reliable and lasting outcomes.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) 2010,
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychology 2008, Edith Cowan University
  • Bachelor of Psychology, 2006, Edith Cowan University
  • Diploma Positive Psychology, 2017, The Langley Institute Sydney
  • Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner Certificate Training, 2017, Melbourne
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment, 2005, Meerilinga, West Perth
  • Diploma Children’s Services (0-5 Years), 1997, North Metropolitan College of TAFE (Student of Year Award)

Interest and Expertise

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • Registered Psychologist AHPRA
  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and registered Supervisor AHPRA A
  • Associate Member Australian Psychology Society (Assoc. MAPS)
  • Member NeuroPsychotherapy Australia
  • South West Autism Network
  • South West Holistic Health Practitioner Network- Vice President. (Established the committee)
  • Medicare provider through Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative
  • Working with Children Check

Current Professional Development:

Neuroscience Training Health Professionals, The Neuro Science Academy Course – Dr Sarah Professor (2018)

Areas of Interest:

Joanne believes that every person has strengths and is unique, these unique strengths will help an individual overcome their difficulties. Joanne provides a client focused service to enable people to reach their full potential utilising a range of therapeutic approaches including positive psychology, neuropsychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, art and play therapy. She has provided training within, schools and community settings in the areas of understanding and managing depression, group workshops for anxiety and suicide prevention.

 

Individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and parents:

  • Post-natal depression and anxiety
  • Child and adolescent social-emotional difficulties
  • Family relationship difficulties

Referrals:

Joanne welcomes referrals from individual families, medical specialists, health professionals, and educators.

Career Experience:

Prior to private practice Joanne worked as a psychologist at Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Busselton Hospital) an adolescent service (Youth Focus) with adolescents and their families experiencing early signs of depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation and Headspace in Bunbury. She has also worked within a number of other settings in the community counselling adults and children in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, stress management, behaviour management and working with families and children with autism.

  • Individual and group therapy with mothers of children with anxiety.
  • Individual therapy for:
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Grief and loss
  • Separation/relationship issues
  • Adolescent and child issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Parent/adolescent conflict
  • School issues and bullying
  • Self esteem
  • Assessment and therapy for children with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Therapy offered through an employee assistance provider and a vocational rehabilitation provider to assist adults experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression.
  • Group interventions

Referrals:

Joanne welcomes referrals from individual families, medical specialists, health professionals, and educators.