HAYLEY QUEKETT, Psychologist

Hayley Quekett completed a Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2018, and has experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including primary and secondary schools, a hospital-based learning difficulties clinic, and private practice.

Hayley has a particular interest in conducting detailed assessments to assist young people to understand their cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, identify any specific learning disorders, and recommend targeted intervention to support learning. Hayley also enjoys providing psychological intervention for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and social and family challenges.

Registration:

Registered as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Medicare provider through Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative
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Qualifications:

Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Bachelor of Science (Psychological Sciences and Psychology in Society) with First Class Honours

Professional Development:

Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Adolescents – CBT Australia (2020)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Young People 12 – 24 years – Dr Louise Hayes (2019)

Areas of Interest:

Diagnostic Assessments for children, adolescents and university students:

  • Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in reading (dyslexia), mathematics (dyscalculia), and written expression (dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual giftedness
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Individual Therapy for children and adolescents

  • Providing psychological therapy for a range of mental health, academic, social and family challenges.

Career Experience:

  • Working as a school psychologist in primary and secondary schools providing individual therapy, group programs, conducting risk assessments, facilitating return to school plans, and contributing to learning and behaviour support plans.
  • Provision of professional learning to build the capacity of school staff regarding learning and mental health challenges.
  • Conducting diagnostic assessment for learning disorders with children and adolescents in private practice and a hospital setting.
  • Providing evidence-based intervention for specific learning disorders in reading, spelling and mathematics, including using the Sounds-Write Synthetic Phonics program.
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