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Dr. Michalle Wright Psychologist B Psych (Hons) PhD (Clin) MAPS

Michalle received First Class Honours in Psychology at Griffith University in 2000. She was also awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence. She was then awarded a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scheme scholarship in 2001 to complete her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her PhD research addresses the nature of depression in adolescence. Michalle is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.

Michalle specialises in child, adolescent and family psychology. She has helped many children deal with issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, challenging behaviour, bedwetting, separation anxiety, selective mutism, trichotillimania (hair pulling), physical or sexual abuse and neglect, and bullying. She has a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders and is trained to deliver the Secret Agent Society Program.

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Dr. Craig WrightPsychologist B Psych (Hons) PhD

After obtaining a PhD in 2004 Craig started Understanding Minds with the view to putting his theoretical knowledge into practice. He is now nationally and internationally recognised as a leading clinician in the developmental/learning disorders field (dyslexia, language impairment, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, maths disorder). He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Health Institute. His research has appeared most recently in the prestigious journals Neuropsychologia, Developmental Neuropsychology and Brain & Cognition.

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Dr. Tracey HunterClinical Psychologist B Psych (Hons) PhD (Clin) MAPS MCCP

Tracey runs an adult clinic at Understanding Minds, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat common psychological problems including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues and work-related stress. Tracey also provides clinical supervision to psychologists, having been a member of the APS Clinical College since 2006.
Tracey completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2005 at Griffith University. She has worked as a consultant psychologist in the private sector with a range of adult clients over the past 5 years, including those with chronic and complex psychological problems, as well as clients with situational issues.

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Lyn WrightPrincipal, Understanding Minds Virtual School

Lyn has 30 years of experience as an educator. She served as Principal at Woronora River Public and Muswellbrook SouthPublic Schools and was teaching principal at Duri Public School. She is currently the Principal of the Understanding Minds Virtual School and online Speech Therapy clinic. She is committed to providing equitable educational opportunities for students who have learning difficulties.

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Kristy CooneySpeech-Language Pathologist B Sp Path MSPA CPSP

Kristy is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years experience. Kristy also trained as a teacher. In addition to paediatric speech therapy, her expertise lies in assisting adolescents with language and learning difficulties access the curriculum. Kristy also has a special interest in children's literacy.

Kristy currently works part-time at Understanding Minds in addition to her work for Education Queensland. She previously held a position with the Mental Health Service in Ireland.

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