Ms Allison Ball

Ms Allison Ball is a registered (general) psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Qualifications:

Allison is a registered psychologist, with qualifications including, Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental).  She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Experience:

Allison has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including special developmental schools and alternate settings. She continues to support, encourage and promote psychological well-being in young people with autism, ADHD, complex developmental trauma, anxiety, school refusal and associated mental health issues. She is passionate about supporting young people and their families to bring about better family functioning and well-being.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • School Refusal
  • PTSD
  • Trauma and attachment
  • Loss and grief
  • Emotion regulation
  • Distress tolerance
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Suicidal ideation/self-harm
  • Harm minimization
  • Perfectionism
  • Anger management
  • Time management
  • Anxiety/depression
  • OCD

Types of treatment modalities Used:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

The theoretical approaches Allison draws her practice from include: Attachment Theory; Family systems Theory; Humanistic, Person-Centred; Cognitive; Psychodynamic; and Trauma Models, particularly Complex Developmental Trauma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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