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Our Team of Psychologists

Danielle Copplin

BPsySc (Hons.), MPsyc (Ed&Dev)
AHPRA Registered Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Member of the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP)

Danielle Copplin believes that self-understanding is essential for wellbeing. She is a registered psychologist with endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology. With over 7 years’ experience working in the education sector, Disability Services, private practice and not-for-profit organisations, she has professional strengths in psychological counselling, positive behaviour support and learning differences. She is described as communicative, trustworthy and attuned.

Danielle’s experience has involved working with:

  • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Giftedness
  • Executive function difficulties
  • Verbal and nonverbal cognitive difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder

Danielle is passionate about assessing using the Regio Emilia philosophy, which says that all children are born with amazing potential and capacity to express themselves in many ways. She provides her clients with the opportunity to build integrity, self-confidence and courage.

Both Kathryn and Danielle supervise all of the psychologists who work at Scope, so if they are unable to personally see a client they are still able to have input into ongoing care and assisting them reach their desired goal.

 

Booking in with Danielle Copplin

Danielle is currently completing her Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology) at UQ. As such, her availability is limited and she is currently accepting new clients for assessment only. Online bookings are not available for Danielle – please phone the clinic on (07) 3162 8448 or email admin@scaes.com.au to schedule an appointment.

Kathryn Bekavac

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy candidate in psychology and education, University of Queensland

2011 Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Griffith University

2000 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Queensland

1993 Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology with Distinction, University of Queensland

1991 Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

 

Kathryn Bekavac believes in life-long learning. She is a registered psychologist with endorsement in education and development and a qualified teacher. With over 20 years’ experience in clinical and organisational settings, she has professional strengths in supporting academic and career success, coaching and leadership development, and life-stage development. She is described as warm, caring and professional.

Kathryn’s experience has involved working with:

  • Women with life-stage challenges (i.e., motherhood, career etc.)
  • Consultancy, supervision and professional learning
  • Critical incident intervention consultancy
  • Social emotional competence consultancy
  • Ethical legal requirements and management
  • Learning difficulties
  • Mood disorders (stress, anxiety and depression)
  • Parenting and behavioural concerns
  • Identity and adjustment issues (gender, self-esteem, school and work transitions)
  • Relationship difficulties (conflict, separation and divorce)

Kathryn is passionate about creating partnerships with her clients. She has great respect for each person’s openness and courage as they proactively work through their concerns.

Both Kathryn and Danielle supervise all of the psychologists who work at Scope, so if they are unable to personally see a client they are still able to have input into ongoing care and assisting them reach their desired goal.

Professional Memberships and Registration

General Registration and Educational and Developmental Endorsement – Psychology Board of Australia PSY0001399005

Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Member – APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia (5+1, Registrar Program, Higher Degree Program, Work in Addition to Higher Degree)

Cleo Burke

BPsySc (Hons.), MPsyc (Ed&Dev)
AHPRA Registered Psychologist – General
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Cleo Burke believes in a holistic approach that builds resilience. She is a generally registered psychologist and an educational and developmental psychology registrar. Cleo is also a qualified facilitator of the Resilient Adolescent Program (RAP). With experience in hospitals, schools, community health and research, she has professional strengths in supporting people with complex life circumstances and experiences. She is described as creative, thoughtful and welcoming.

Cleo’s experience has involved working with:

  • Limited resilience and low self-esteem
  • Mood difficulties including anxiety and depression
  • People with rare neurodevelopmental disorders
  • People with a disability
  • People with chronic conditions

Cleo is passionate about supporting every individual to experience mental wellbeing. She welcomes the opportunity to support people with complex circumstances and experiences to navigate life with resilience.

Please note that home visits are not available with Cleo. If you are unable to access the clinic, please book in for telehealth services. 

Aisling McCann

BBehavSc(Psych)(Hons), BJus (Crim), MPsyc (Ed&Dev), MAPS

Aisling McCann believes that all people can flourish through embracing their strengths and accessing community connections. She is a registered psychologist with a Master qualification in Educational and Developmental Psychology. With over 3 years’ experience working in the education sector, child development services and providing in-home clinical services for children and families, Aisling has professional strengths in psychoeducational assessment, psychological intervention and facilitating systemic supports. She is described as reliable, knowledgeable and diligent.

Aisling’s experience has involved working with:

  • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Executive function difficulties
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
  • Young offenders
  • Anxiety and other mood difficulties

Aisling is passionate about comprehensively understanding her clients and working collaboratively to
empower children and families to facilitate their path to success. She provides her clients with the
opportunity to identify their strengths and achieve their potential.

Renee Harrington

BPsycSc (Hons.), BEd
QLD Registered Teacher
AHPRA Provisional Registration  – Psychologist
Student Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Renee believes in building positive relationships. She is a registered teacher with qualifications in psychology. Renee is also an accredited Circle of Security facilitator and a Secret Agent Society facilitator. With years’ of experience supporting students from Prep to Year 12 and youth-at-risk, she has professional strengths in supporting clients to overcome social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She is described as dedicated, passionate and nurturing. 

Renee’s experience has involved working with:

  • Enhancing parent-child communication and relationships
  • Responding to challenging behaviours
  • Social skill development for people with Autism

Renee is passionate about helping each person to experience success. She is deeply committed to the social and emotional wellbeing of individuals.

Renee is provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. This means that she is ineligible for a Medicare Provider Number. Therefore, Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for services provided at the clinic. However, all private sessions are eligible for private health rebates and all NDIS services are eligible for funding under the therapeutic supports category.

Emma Doran

 

Emma qualified as a Registered Nurse for people with learning (intellectual) disabilities in the UK before moving to Australia in 2009 to work as a Senior Clinician with Queensland Government. Over the course of her career in the UK and Australia, Emma has held clinical, training and leadership roles in services for people across the lifespan who have complex health, behavioural and mental health support needs. Emma has worked with people who are subject to Restrictive Practices and is registered with the NDIS as a Behaviour Support Practitioner.

Emma is passionate about taking a holistic view during each step of the assessment, planning, implementation and review process and works within a person centred and human rights framework to empower the individual and support them to reach a place of self-determination. Emma’s areas of interest include the impact of health status and / or sensory difference on an individual’s behavioural presentation and quality of life, culture as a protective factor within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of individualised and culturally appropriate positive behaviour support strategies.

Emma is a clinical supervisor to core, proficient and advanced Behaviour Support Practitioners, regularly engages in reflective practice and professional development activities and is currently studying Human Services with a focus on Positive Behaviour Support at Charles Sturt University.

Reach Out

24 Oxford Street
Bulimba
QLD 4171
P: (07) 3162 8448
F: (07) 3161 9138

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