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Latisha Forbes

Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)

BPsySc (Hons), BSc (Psy), MPsych (Clin), MAPS

Latisha is a registered psychologist recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds a membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Latisha obtained a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from the University of Wollongong and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Charles Sturt University.

With over five years of experience, she has worked extensively in private practice, in addition to the non-government sector with culturally diverse communities in rural and remote areas of South-Western New South Wales.

Latisha is enthusiastic about helping clients understand the many influences that contribute to child and adolescent development, and the role these play throughout the course of one’s life. She has worked with children and adolescents from two years of age, with a variety of clinical presentations. To achieve positive change in both home and school, she utilises evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.

Latisha is proficient in delivering Telehealth services in a creative, respectful and enjoyable fashion, catering to the unique needs and interests of the clients. Latisha also provides families with the convenient option for accessing parent management training through Telehealth, effectively removing the necessity for travel and seamlessly integrating the program into their busy schedules. Latisha adeptly integrates principles from various approaches for parent management training, including the Circle of Security, Tuning into Kids, the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model, and Integrated Family Interventions, aimed at empowering parents to acquire essential skills for enhancing their child’s social, emotional, and behavioural functioning, as well as promoting the overall wellbeing of the parents themselves.

Furthermore, Latisha has gained valuable experience in understanding the unique challenges that individuals and families face during the perinatal period, including hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation, physical changes, and the adjustment to new roles and responsibilities, as well as the potential effects on the parent-child bond. Latisha has completed perinatal specific training with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) and Seleni Institute.

Latisha is a registered board-approved supervisor with AHPRA and can provide supervision to both current and emerging psychologists in post-graduate study or an internship program. Latisha aspires to embody a blend of clinical expertise, mentorship skills, ethical awareness, evaluation and feedback, and effective communication to establish supportive and collaborative relationship with supervisees and ensure the needs of clients are met in a safe and professional manner.

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