Lisa has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disability for over twenty years. Her experience includes: behaviour support, individual and group therapy, psychometric assessment and training. Lisa has a number of interests in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability area including: dual diagnosis, adapted psychological therapies, use of augmentative communication, the carer experience & coping, ageing & dementia, Prader-Willi Syndrome and complex trauma.
Lisa is also a registered supervisor of Provisional Psychologists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a registered Medicare provider under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative, and a Stepping Stones Group Triple P Practitioner. Lisa holds full membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is a committee member of the group ‘Psychologists in Developmental Disability’ (PsychDD).
Behaviour Support Practitioner / Psychologist
Kimberly is a registered Psychologist who has been with Interaction since 2015. Individual and group therapy, supporting families, staff teams and other stakeholders, along with positive behaviour support strategies is what Kimberly’s role involves on a regular basis.
Kimberly is a registered Parenting Facilitator with ‘Circle of Security’ – a research based program focusing on the relationship between children and their parents, and how strengthening this connection can increase emotional security. She is consistently learning from peers and clients, and loves the variety of people she comes into contact with.
Kimberly has previously worked in the NFP sector in both youth homelessness and disability.
Sharita has a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Sydney, and is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist.
Prior to her role with Interaction, Sharita’s previous experience has been mainly in the mental health sector (community mental health, outreach work and individual therapy). She has worked across different community programs involving culturally linguistic and diverse populations, as well as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Sharita has special interest in cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Working with the team at Interaction enables Sharita to apply her knowledge and skills to support people with disability and help them to improve their quality of life.
Behaviour Support Practitioner / Provisional Psychologist
With a Bachelor of Psychology and a few years practical experience under her belt, Chloe is one of Interaction’s Provisional Psychologists, and has been with Interaction since 2015. Chloe’s role provides support to clients with a broad range of issues including, but not limited to; cognitive processing deficits, social interpersonal issues, learning difficulties and mental health issues, issues related to ageing, behavioural issues, sensory issues and family/parenting difficulties.
The fact that Chloe has a hand in enhancing the well being and quality of life for the people we support is just one of the things she loves about her job.
Behaviour Support Practitioner
Lauren has recently returned to Interaction after some time away from the organisation, and has worked in the disability and education sectors for almost 20 years. As a member of the clinical team, Lauren’s key responsibilities are providing individually tailored behaviour support, assessments and therapies to participants. She has a Bachelor of Management and Applied Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. With a passion for people, Lauren enjoys her role as part of Interaction’s clinical team as she is continuously challenged and learns something new every day.
Behaviour Support Practitioner
After completing her community services qualification, Charlee worked in the community services sector for more than five years in numerous divisions including Inclusive Education, Behaviour Therapy and Disability Services. Charlee is currently completing her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Macquarie University where she also works as a Research Assistant. Charlee’s main responsibilities within the clinical team are; developing and implementing positive behaviour support plans and strategies, functional behaviour assessment, cognitive and sensory assessment, and psychoeducation and training.
With a passion for working with children and young people, and a particular interest in dual diagnosis and augmented communication disabilities, Charlee loves that she can use her knowledge and experience to help enhance the lives of those she works with.