Assessment and Treatment of ADHD, Learning Difficulties and Cognitive Assessments

Warwick Psychological Services has a team of clinicians with a variety of specialist areas in working with children.

Dr Jolee Young is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  She holds honours degrees in both Psychology and Education (School Psychology/Special Education) and obtained her PhD in 2010 from the University of Western Australia.  She has won academic awards for her work examining facial affect interpretation in boys with ADHD. 

With over 15 years clinical experience working with both children and adults, Jolee has a special interest in the management of anxiety and in providing practical assistance to those with executive function deficits/ADHD.  Jolee believes that the mind and body are connected and to truly address psychological challenges we must look at the person as a whole.

Jolee is able to conduct psychometric assessments to measure intellectual ability in children 6-16 years (e.g. WISC-V), psychological assessments to assess for ADHD and other behavioural conditions (e.g. Connors 3, SNAP-IV) and global screening assessments to screen for prevalent psychiatric, psychological, and educational conditions (e.g. PsychProfiler®).  Please note that a formal diagnosis of ADHD must be made by a medical professional such as a Paediatrician or Neurologist.

Dr Jo Young (Left), Michela Cochrane (Centre) and Faith Tee conducting an assessment (Right)

Michela Cochrane is a Registered Psychologist and a TRBWA-registered teacher. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Michela has worked in educational settings and conducted psychological assessments, and she can provide evidence-based individual and group therapy.

Michela can help with psychometric assessments to measure intellectual ability in children aged 6 to 16 years (e.g., WISC-V), and psychological assessments to screen for ADHD (e.g., Conners 3 or CBRS).

She can help clients with behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression, family and life transitions, emotional regulation, school avoidance and ADHD by keeping an open mind and tailoring her approach to each individual.

Michela believes in a systemic approach that extends to family experiences within a holistic perspective. She can help couples and individuals in reaching their desired physical, emotional and social well-being.

Faith Tee can conduct formal psychological and educational assessments such as Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale – 3rd edition (WMS-III), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) etc. When completed for children or adolescents, Faith is able to provide feedback to schools to support students if the client wishes.

Lynsey Baughen (Left) and Paul Ward (Right)

Lynsey Baughen works with children and adults, including NDIS participants. She has experience in the lesser-known expressions of female autism and female ADHD. Lynsey’s areas of specialist interest include Neurodiverse Adults and Children with Autism, ADHD ADD, Dyslexia, Gifted and Talented Individuals, Twice Exceptional Individuals

She is available to work with individuals and groups. Open to schools for workshops, group work, and professional development. Lynsey also offers a short half-hour session known as ‘Art Play’ where individuals can utilise a number of art materials and tools in a casual or play-based way. She was inspired to offer this after listening to an autistic mother talk about how she wanted to play with her ADHD daughter but struggled to know what to do. If this sounds like you, you can come in with your child and let Lynsey help you do something fun and creative together. Otherwise, ‘Art Play’ can be used as a precursor to an entire art therapy session – where clients can find out if they enjoy art-making as a therapeutic tool.

Paul Ward is a clinical psychologist, who as Director of WPS consults with each clincian on complex cases as required. WPS clinicians work as a team of peers who share ideas and insights, so that you are gaining the benefit of the knowledge and experiences of several therapists leading to helpful assessments and valuable information about the strengths of your child.

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