Jen Fielding is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Psychology with Class I Honours.
While Jen has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents, she has experience working with individuals across the lifespan in government, non-government, hospital, and community settings. Jen has experience assessing and treating anxiety, depression, trauma and stressor related disorders, grief and loss, gender dysphoria, and neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorders).
Jen has a strong and extensive background in child protection and child development. She has experience working with children and families who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, and relational difficulties. Jen is passionate about prevention and early intervention for vulnerable children and adolescents. She focuses her efforts on building healthy and resilient children and families.
Jen’s passion has seen her publish research in the area of childhood anxiety and comorbid primary headache disorders, as well as a recent book chapter in the area of the development of emotion in children through learning and cognitive pathways.
Fielding, J., Young, S., Martin, P. R., & Waters, A. M. (2016). Headache symptoms consistent with migraine and tension-type headaches in children with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 40, 67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.04.006
Fielding, J., Ryan, K. M., Waters, A. M. (2019). Learning, cognition, and emotion. In M. J. Zimmer-Gembeck & A. M. Waters (Eds.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development (Vol. 4). United States: Wiley-Blackwell.
Jen also has the training and ability to conduct a range of comprehensive assessments including assessments of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (including ADOS-2), and Specific Learning Disorders.
Children and adolescents typically love Jen’s laid-back and approachable manner and she prides herself on her ability to build strong relationships with her clients, which she believes is the key to therapy success.
- Anxiety in children and adolescents
- Depression and mood disorders
- Trauma and stressor-related disorders
- Emotion regulation difficulties
- Parent-child relational difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Specific Learning Disorders
- Assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ASD, ADHD, learning difficulties)
- Difficulties experienced by the LGBTIQ+ population
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Family-Centred Therapy
- Medicare (Better Access to Mental Health Care and Helping Children with Autism Initiative)
- Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Early Intervention
- Better Start for Children with a Disability
- Health Insurance
- Work Cover