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Educational & Developmental Psychologist – Carmel Privitera

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Collaborative Psychology is a safe space to ‘figure life out, together’

Carmel Privitera is a highly skilled Senior Educational & Developmental Psychologist with over 15 years of experience as a Registered Psychologist in Australia.

Carmel is flexible in the treatment models she uses, adapting to personal needs and working collaboratively with her clients. She provides an empathic and non-judgmental space so that your experience is one of confidentiality and safety.

Carmel’s engaging and collaborative style provides a place to understand and make sense of thoughts, feelings and life situations and to discover new meaning and direction in people’s lives.

Carmel has developed a high level of expertise and is passionate about providing quality services to people across a range of practice areas.

Carmel has worked with children and their families in various Mental Health Community Clinics, within the Brisbane Catholic Education Primary Schools and has 12 years experience working at Disability Services in the Family and Early Childhood Services (FECS) Team.

Carmel has been working extensively with NDIS clients since the official rollout in Brisbane in 2018.  Carmel works with children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities (i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, genetic disorders), acquired brain injury (i.e. accidental, stroke, dementia) and psychosocial disabilities (i.e. trauma, mental health disorders). Carmel’s therapeutic interventions include parenting, counselling and assessment. Carmel works collaboratively with participants, their families, and other stakeholders to help participants achieve their NDIS plan goals.

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Carmel studied her four-year degree in Psychology in Switzerland at the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne.  Returning to Australia, Carmel continued her studies to obtain her Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) from QUT. Carmel is an endorsed Educational & Developmental psychologist.

Collaborative Psychology welcomes people across the life-span:

• Young Kids (5–7 years)
• Pre-Teens (8–12 years)
• Adolescents (13–17 years)
• Parents and Families
• Adults (18+ years)
• Seniors (65+ years)

Areas of practice includes:

• Anxiety and Panic Attacks
• Depression
• Trauma and PTSD
• Anger Management / Emotional Regulation
• Grief and Loss
• Developmental Disabilities
• Parenting / Child Behaviour Issues
• Interpersonal Relationships
• Low Self-Esteem
• Stress Management and Resilience
• Addictions /Substance Abuse
• Assertive Communication and Conflict Resolution

Therapies incorporated include:

• Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Attachment-based Therapy
• Circle of Security–Parenting
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• DIR/Floortime
• Expressive Therapies (Creative Arts & Sand Play)
• Mindfulness Therapies
• Neuroscience Principles
• Person-centred Therapy
• Positive (Strengths-based) Psychology
• Psycho-education
• Trauma-informed Therapy,
• EMDR Therapy


The positive feedback and success stories from clients of Collaborative Psychology cannot be publicised as under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, advertising testimonials about clinical care are not permitted.



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