Samantha completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of New South Wales, and is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Samantha is also an AHPRA board approved supervisor.
Samantha has over 20 years’ experience with Clinical Psychology services to adults (16 – 65) following complex and catastrophic injuries, particularly acquired brain injury.
Samantha is passionate about not only supporting the individual presenting but their support networks both formal and informal which are crucial for improving their outcomes of achieving their goals, however big or small. To this end, Samantha has been involved in numerous projects in providing education and training support programs in brain injury, making these accessible to both professionals and community members.
Samantha has worked in inpatient and community settings in areas such as rehabilitation, health, pain management, and alcohol and other substance related brain impairment and disability. Samantha has managed and supervised teams of clinical and support staff. Samantha was instrumental in setting up services for individuals with acquired brain injury in NSW who previously fell through the gaps.
Samantha’s expertise includes providing community based psychological rehabilitation services, including individual support, development and implementation of behavioural support strategies, mentoring and training in supporting individuals with acquired brain injury. Her psychological approaches include CBT, ACT, positive behaviour support, goal setting, and motivational interviewing and trauma-informed approaches.
Samantha has worked both in Australia and UK, and although she is currently based in Sydney, Samantha enjoys the opportunity to make a difference in the rural and regional areas, particularly upskilling local professionals.