Dr James McAuliffe obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1998. After his Intern year he worked for two years in rural towns in central Queensland gaining a wide range of experience.  Between 2002 and 2011, he completed specialist training in two separate fields – paediatrics and psychiatry. As James completed his training in paediatrics first, he started psychiatry with the intention of specialising in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the area in which he has been working nearly exclusively since 2009. 

Dr McAuliffe also sees young adults and routinely schedules separate appointments with parents or carers of his patients during the course of both assessment and treatment.  Being dual qualified in two separate specialties, Dr McAuliffe has a particular interest in developmental disorders such as ASD or ADHD, as well as mental health issues associated with complex medical or surgical conditions.

Qualifications: MB.BS (UQ)., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Certificate of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry., F.R.A.C.P.

Special Interests: ADHD, ASD, Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities, Psychotherapy

Treatments: Psychotherapy, CBT, pharmacotherapy, family therapy

Rebate Available: Medicare rebate available when referred by your GP

Referral Required: General Practitioner (12 months of indefinite), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician or any Medical Specialist

Availability: Not currently accepting new referrals.

Child Therapy

Children are brought to see us for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, children come to see us if they are struggling with Anxiety or Mood symptoms. Other reasons parents bring their children to see us include behavioural difficulties or challenging behaviour, concerns about sleep, school based anxiety issues, and academic difficulties.  As a multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the treatment of children, our Specialists at Brisbane Specialist Suites are able to assist you and your child with a wide range of conditions.

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