Faria Ghouse Syeda

Provisional Psychologist

Faria is a Provisional Psychologist with knowledge of mental health, behaviour, psychological assessment, psychiatric diagnoses, and treatment modalities. She has completed extensive training in psychological research, Work Disability Prevention and Evidence-based Psychological Interventions (EBPI). Faria is proficient in EBPIs such as Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT); Motivational Interviewing; Problem-solving Therapy; Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT); Mindfulness; grief counselling; and group counselling. 

Certifications:

Faria has certifications in Risk-assessment and safety planning; Mental Health First Aid for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST); Accidental Counsellor Foundation skills; Domestic Violence Response; Mental Health First Aid for Non-suicidal Self-injury; and Human Resource Management.

Practice:
• Faria conducts comprehensive psychological assessment using strategies such as psychological testing, clinical interview, behavioural observation, Mental State Exam and functional behavioural analysis.
• Faria provides comprehensive Risk assessment and develops individualised, evidence-based safety and behaviour support plans.
• She is proficient in psychological interventions; designing and implementing effective behaviour support interventions as well as behaviour modification programs.
• Faria works with individuals across all age groups and supports her clients to deal with mental health issues, developmental delays, disabilities, behavioural health issues, bereavement or just everyday personal issues. 
• She helps identify significant problem behaviours, negative thought patterns (NATs), symptoms and difficulties associated with disabilities and mental disorders. 
• Faria is multilingual and offers mental health and behavioural support services to individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds with a wide range of needs.

Overall, Faria has the knowledge, skills, personality and passion for providing high standards of support to her clients (individuals, families or organisations).  As a clinician, she is patient, trustworthy, empathetic and non-judgemental. She strives to make a positive difference in her clients’ lives by significantly improving their mental health and behaviour—one session at a time!