MALINI DE SILVA, Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Malini De Silva was first registered as a Psychologist in 2004. Since then, she has practised across a range of primary and secondary school settings locally, interstate and internationally, and has most recently provided diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents at a not-for profit community foundation in W.A. Malini holds a Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology) which involved six years training at university.

Malini has a strong interest in providing detailed psychological assessments and intervention plans for clients with particular regard to their learning. Malini’s therapeutic areas of interest include childhood anxiety, child social-emotional development and family relationship functioning. Malini is committed to providing assessments, treatments and interventions that are supported by evidence-based research, thus promoting optimal outcomes for clients.

Qualifications:

Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)

Registration:

Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Endorsed in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia
Medicare provider through Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative
Working with Children Check
National Police Certificate

Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society (APS)
College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (CEDP)
Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (DSF)

Areas of Interest:

Individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and parents:

  • Child and adolescent social-emotional difficulties
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Interpersonal relationships and peer difficulties.

Diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and university students:

  • Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
  • Intellectual giftedness
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Career Experience:

  • Individual therapy and diagnostic assessment for children and adolescents across a range of primary and secondary educational settings.
  • Delivery of group intervention programs and psychoeducational workshops within school communities i.e. students, parents and staff.
  • Diagnostic assessment for learning disorders with children and adolescents at a community foundation.

Referrals:

Malini welcomes referrals from individual families, medical specialists, health professionals, and educators.