WHY SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST?
A psychologist is a professional trained in the science of how people think, feel, behave and learn.
In Australia, psychology is a regulated profession. This means that people who call themselves a psychologist or say they are practising as a psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Registered psychologists are required to have a minimum of six years of university training and supervised experience, and to engage in ongoing education to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
They must also adhere to certain strict standards to keep their registration, and must provide professional services according to a strict code of ethics, written by the APS.
(Australian Psychological Society, 2019).
Brooke Bevan-Wilson is a Psychologist with General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (PSY0001630624)
She has been working as a Psychologist since 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Education at Murdoch University. She has worked across regional and remote Western Australia, particularly the Kimberley and Great Southern regions.
Brooke is currently a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and current Chair of the APS Great Southern Branch WA.
Brooke has extensive experience working with children and adolescents through her work as a School Psychologist across government schools in the Great Southern and her work with NGO providers.
She brings a wealth of knowledge about working with children, teenagers and young people. She has also worked with family systems and understands the importance of support networks in improving mental health outcomes for clients.