Giselle is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA, an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and has over 10 years of experience working with people with disability. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) in 2008, and her Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology in 2009, at the University of Western Sydney. She is currently in the process of becoming a Board Approved Supervisor for Provisional Psychologists.
Giselle has worked with a wide range of complex clients with varying diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities (mild to severe), Mental Health and Psychiatric Disorders. Challenging behaviours is an area of interest to Giselle, with her experiencing relating to complex trauma, self-injurious behaviours, communicative difficulties, aggressive behaviours, and contact with the criminal justice system. Giselle has completed Functional Behaviour Assessments, Psychometric Assessments, implemented Positive Behaviour Support Models, developed and conducted various training for carers, staff, support workers and other stakeholders as well as implemented evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centered Interventions with both children and adults.
Giselle has a passion for supporting individuals with disabilities and dual diagnoses as well as their stakeholders in order to improve their quality of life.
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
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.