Melani Byrne MAPS, SPAWA

MELANI BYRNE, Educational and Developmental Psychologist Registrar

Completed Master’s degree in Educational Psychology in South Africa and has worked as a psychologist in schools supporting children ranging from ages 4 to 18 years since 2013.   Training involved working with children within a therapy space that uses a child centred and psychodynamic approach. However, other approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is also vital supporting children with their emotional, social and/or behaviour challenges. Worked with children with a variety of diagnosis’s, especially children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Experience in formal psychometric assessments, such as cognitive testing, which form part supporting children within different contexts, e.g. schools and at home.

Currently receiving further training to gain endorsement in Educational and Developmental psychology.

Qualifications:

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (2013)

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2009)

Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services) specialising in Psychological Counselling (2007).

Registration:

Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Registrar program to practice in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia

Working with Children Check

Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society (APS)
School Psychologists Association of Western Australia (SPAWA)

Areas of Interest:

Individual Therapy for children (play therapy) and adolescents;
Challenging behaviours in children and adolescents;
School based social, emotional, educational, and mental health concerns;
Parental psychoeducation;
Formal psychometric assessments, such as cognitive testing, achievement testing, etc.