Principal & Director
Educational & Developmental Psychologist
BA.(Psych), PGDip(Psych), MPsych (Ed. & Dev.), MAPS
Clare is the founder of Rowe & Associates Child and Family Psychology. As an Educational and Developmental Psychologist she specialises in paediatric psychology including assessment and diagnosis of childhood disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disorders and giftedness. She has extensive experience in the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression, and parental training in behavioural management with oppositional behavioural difficulties.
Clare specialises in common challenging behavoiural difficulties and is passionate about empowering adults to be calm and confident parents through practical and hands on support. Clare also has a particular interest in providing therapy for children and families who are undergoing parental separation and are currently involved with the Family Court. She is available for independent assessment of families and works as a Single Expert Witness.
Clare is a firm believer that children and families should not be in long term therapy -most common behavioural difficulties can be significantly improved in 1-2 sessions of practical help.
She holds onto the belief that in the vast majority of cases, parents are the best therapists for children.
She has published research posters at international conferences on athlete pain management, mental resiliency and toughness and the benefits of mental imagery in performance and concentration. She is available for workshops, seminars and professional training. She has been a consultant for government initiatives and to education departments.
Clare is a regular commentator in media publications and have been featured in Practical Parenting, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney's Child and Cosmopolitan. She has also also provided comment and appeared in Channel Seven's The Morning Show, radio 2GB and 2UE and is the Child & Family Psychologist Expert in the ABC show "Making Families Happy" which will air in July 7th 2015.
BPsych (Hons) MClinNeuro, MAPS
Carly is a registered psychologist with sound training and varied clinical experience. She has a hypothesis driven and evidence based approach to practice. Carly offers assessments and interventions for children, adolescents, and families and enjoys building positive supportive relationships with her clients.
Carly has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from The University of Wollongong and a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology obtained at Macquarie University. Carly’s background includes both research and clinical work at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, as well as paediatric based neuropsychological research at the University of Sydney. Carly has worked with individuals across the age spectrum but primarily has an interest in child and adolescent populations. Her patient groups have included acquired brain injury, ADHD, learning disabilities, neurology (epilepsy, tumour, and other brain disorders), neurosurgery rehabilitation, developmental disorders, genetic disorders, dementias and mood and behavioural difficulties.
Carly is thoroughly trained and experienced in the use of psychometric, academic and diagnostic assessments including assessment of IQ, academic achievement, memory, attention, executive abilities, language, visuospatial abilities and reading.
Carly has co-authored papers published in peer reviewed journals on neuropsychological outcomes in children with genetic disorders and electrophysiological indices of behaviour.