My Brain Tutor – Maria Paula De Virgilio
Hi, my name is Maria and I am a Registered Psychologist and Supervisor. I have primarily worked with children and adolescents with an integrated therapeutic approach drawing on a number of theoretical frameworks such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Person-centered Counselling, Behavioural Family Therapy, Behavioural Modification and Motivational Interviewing. I primarily work with and have had extensive training in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with developmental disorders and behavioural issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.
Since I commenced my career as a Psychologist, I have worked in a range of settings including, Hospital/Community Mental Health Services, Disability Services, Mental Health Services, Severe Behaviour Intervention Services, Occupational Rehabilitation and Counselling, Mainstream and Special Developmental Schools and in Private Practice. I have had also lead teams of Allied Health professionals in a number of my roles and provide supervision to other registered psychologists and training psychologists.
Additional to my experience working with neurodevelopmental disorders, I have experience working with a range of individuals of all ages facing Acute Psychiatric Disorders, Personality disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD, Grief/ loss, and employment/vocational problems.