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 Our People


CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST


PSYCHOLOGIST


PSYCHOLOGIST


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST


CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST


 Psychologists

Dr Pamela Seaton

BSc(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS, MAPSCCP, Clinical Psychologist

 
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Dr Pamela Seaton earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of New England (UNE). She brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to her training workshops, consultancy and clinical work. Dr Seaton has special interest and expertise in diagnosis, treatment and support of children, adolescents and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) which was formerly know as Asperger's Syndrome. She is highly regarded for her work in this area. In her clinical practice, Dr Seaton enjoys providing a safe and supportive environment for children, adolescents and adults to explore and understand their current difficulties and to learn new skills to help them achieve their individual goals. In addition to her expertise in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dr Seaton has specialised training and clinical experience in:
  • Psychological and psychometric assessment, including Neuropsychological assessment
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Assessment of and intervention for ADD, ADHD and behavioural disorders, such as Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Assessment of, and individual and family therapy for Psychosis
  • Anxiety disorders, including panic and phobias
  • Eating disorders assessment and intervention
  • Treatment for sleep disturbance
  • Chronic Pain management
  • Depression.
Dr Seaton is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. In recent years spent a term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Toowoomba Branch of the APS. She is an international affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)and a member of the Australian Centre on Quality of Life (ACQOL).
 

Barbara Stubbs 

BPsych, GDipPsych, GCert MHP, GCertDEdu, Assoc MAPS, Psychologist

 
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Barbara holds professional qualifications in two fields, those being psychology and diabetes education. She has a special interest in the psychological impact of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, not only for the person with the condition, but for family, friends and society. Barbara specialises in the area of children and youth with Type 1 diabetes. In addition, Barbara has experience and professional clinical knowledge in screening, assessing and implementing treatments for Co-existing Disorders, and in the field of Transcultural Mental Health. She has lived and worked within the rural North West of Queensland, working with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous persons. She has worked for a number of years in a clinical mental health practice. And more recently, Barbara has worked in New Zealand, as an Alcohol and Drug Clinical Case Manager with Maori and Pakeha persons. Working in Australia and New Zealand, Barbara has gained a wide range of professional skills in the assessment and treatment of numerous psychological and behavioural disorders. Barbara's areas of expertise include:
  • Assessment and therapeutic interventions for affect, mood and behavioural issues for diabetic, non-diabetic and transcultural persons
  • Assessment and therapeutic interventions for relapse prevention and maintenance of optimal health
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions for child and youth difficulties
  • Screening, assessment and treatment for substance misuse
  • Family therapy.
Barbara's approach is collective, directed from a bio-psycho-social framework. She applies evidence based therapeutic interventions with a humanistic style to cognitive and behavioural objectives. She has specific skills in Motivational Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Social Behaviour and Networking Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy and Creative Therapy. Barbara is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
 

Tina Blizzard 

BPsych (Hons), PGDip (Clin Psych), Assoc MAPS

 
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Tina is generally registered as a psychologist and has post-graduate training in clinical psychology. She has worked extensively in the not-for-profit sector with disadvantaged families and children in rural communities. Most recently she has provided a psychological service to the Roma and Toowoomba regions. Her areas of interest are trauma, couples counselling, stress, and anxiety. She has experience in working with a range of mental health conditions for adults, adolescents, and children including: 

  • Trauma-related disorders

  • Depression and anxiety-related disorders

  • Family, parenting and relationship issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Stress and anger management

  • Developmental and behavioural disorders

  • Addictive disorders

Tina is trained in, and uses a range of therapeutic models including: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Therapy

  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy

  • The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy

 

Dr Therese Landers

B.Sc (hons), D.Psych (Clinical), B.Ed, DipT(EC), MAPS, Clinical Psychologist

 
 
Thérèse Landers is a nationally registered clinical psychologist working with a range of mental health issues for both adults and children including:
  • depression and anxiety related disorders
  • trauma responses
  • relationship issues
  • chronic pain management
  • grief
  • addictive behaviours
Thérèse is trained in a range of therapeutic models including:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma-focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Play-based Psychodynamic Therapy for Children
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy
 
 

 Occupational Therapists

 Jijoe Iykara

Occupational Therapist

 
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Jijoe is an experienced Occupational Therapist with more than ten years of experience working in paediatric settings including Autism specialised center, early intervention teams, special schools, mainstream schools, children’s development team and in private practice. He has worked extensively with pre-school and school aged children with a wide range of diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, Global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Developmental coordination disorder, Intellectual disability, Sensory processing disorder and Dyspraxia.

Jijoe has a special interest in early intervention for children diagnosed with Autism and uses an eclectic approach to intervention. He has attended many workshops over the years and is trained in ABA therapy techniques by The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, Florida Institute of Technology USA and has also attended the Introductory course in Bobath-NDT by MAES Therapy London.

Jijoe can help with:

  • Fine motor skills and gross motor skills

  • Sensory processing difficulties

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Self-care skills

  • Social skills and emotional regulation strategies

  • Coordination and motor planning

  • School readiness skills

Jijoe uses a family centred approach to therapy and collaborates with family, Teachers and other professionals involved in the child’s care. He also has a keen interest in developing individualised therapeutic strategies to support inclusion in school setting. Jijoe delivers his service in the clinic and in the child’s natural environment -home, school, kindergarten, childcare.

Jijoe is registered with AHPRA and he is a member of OT Australia.