Southern Child & Family Psychology is a clinical psychology service providing assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological, emotional, social, behavioural and developmental difficulties. We specialise in working with children, adolescents, and families.
Dr Catherine Matthews is the senior psychologist and founder of Southern Child & Family Psychology.
We have a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of paediatric specialists who work closely with our clinical psychologists, including a paediatrician, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a paediatric clinical neuropsychologist.
Our team has a strong commitment to providing evidence based treatment in a sensitive, thoughtful and collaborative manner.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologists have specialised training and expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness and psychological problems.
They provide a wide range of services for mental health issues ranging from mild to severe.
Clinical Psychologists are trained in implementing scientifically validated, evidence-based treatments, and are specialists in applying psychological theory and scientific research to the difficulties facing their client's.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the leading professional organisation for psychologists in Australia.
Consulting an APS psychologist ensures you receive expert psychological services of the highest standard.
APS psychologists have access to the latest research in the field of professional development, resources and support exclusive to members of the APS.
APS psychologists follow strict guidelines about professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality, set and monitored by the Society in the APS Code of Ethics and the APS Charter for clients. Learn more