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.
Dr Catherine Matthews is a clinical psychologist with specialist training in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society's Clinical College.
Dr Catherine Matthews has over 10 years experience working in child and adolescent psychology, and has worked in a variety of services and settings, including the Royal Children's Hospital, Monash Health Early in Life Mental Health Service, Monash University, and private practice. Dr Matthews 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