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Melissa Spinks

Partner / Psychologist
Melissa Spinks Educational Case Management Newcastle Health Services

Melissa is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Philosophy (PhD) and has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of New England and a Post Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in Psychology at Deakin University.

Melissa is a Registered Psychologist and enjoys working with persons across the lifespan to improve and develop skills for their overall well-being. Melissa is particularly interested in Perinatal and Infant Mental health and has developed knowledge and skills in this area through the Perinatal Training Centre including Perinatal and Infant mental health and training in Perinatal Loss and Grief. Melissa has well-developed knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders, including assessment and intervention for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and Specific Learning Disorders (Among others).

Melissa ​is passionate about providing an individualised, holistic approach to therapy while upholding her clients with unconditional positive regard. She is skilled in the administration of psychometric assessments and provides evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness in the management and support or mental health concerns. Melissa has completed further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through the Beck Institute (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy through Psychwire (ACT). She is an accredited Cool Kids/CHILLED out Facilitator for Macquarie University’s evidence-based Anxiety program, a Peaceful Kids mindfulness facilitator, and a Westmead Feelings Program facilitator for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mild Intellectual Disabilities. Melissa also provides training in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and runs regular training in this area.


AHPRA no: PSY0002431061

BPsychSc; GDipPsych(Adv)

Peaceful Kids Facilitator; CBT trained; Westmeads Feelings Program Facilitator;
Cool Kids Anxiety Program Facilitator; ACT Trained; Perinatal & Infant Mental Health; Perinatal Grief & Loss

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