Alex possesses extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families. Alex has worked in a number of educational, health and private practice settings.
Having worked with children and adolescents across a number settings and being a mother to three young children, Alex understands the everyday challenges facing children, and associated with, raising children.
Qualifications: BA (Psych) PostGradDipPsych, MMentalHlthSc, Assoc MAPS
Special Interests: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Parenting
Treatments: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, IPT, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy), Group Therapy, Cognitive Assessments (IQ testing) and School Liaison Treatment provided to Children/Adolescents and Adults
Rebate Available: Yes
Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months or indefinite), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician – referrals provide access to treatment within the Medicare Better Access Scheme
Availability: After school appointments available
Alexandra Ward commenced her undergraduate study at the University of Queensland and her postgraduate psychology requirements at Bond University. Alex completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology with first class honours. During her early study program, Alex worked as a facilitator for group therapy at Centacare, and engaged in other volunteer programs at ACT for Kids (The Abused Child Trust).
Once registered as an intern psychologist, Alex began working as a psychologist in a number of Education Queensland primary school settings. In this role, Alex developed a number of crucial school based programs. From this educational environment Alex attained a psychologist position at the Mater Children’s Hospital via the Child Youth Mental Health Service.
Alex commenced further postgraduate study in 2009, which she graduated from in 2015, attaining an average high distinction grade. During this program Alex took 2 years’ maternity leave.
In the public and private practice settings Alex has supported children, adolescents, young adults and families via Play Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Alex remains committed to the health and wellbeing of children and their families. Alex has a natural gift in engaging quickly with children and adolescents and adults. She talks with children through their language of play and creativity, and she also has great ability in the delicate task of empathising with both adolescents and adults.
Alex understands how important it is that you or your children receive timely care and treatment. Please be sure to provide a detailed referral from your doctor so that your appointment can be prioritised appropriately.