Kind, Warm and Caring
22 Years' Experience
Tamar is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist who has extensive experience using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with children, adolescents and young adults.
Tamar is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, employed as a school psychologist for 20 years, and in private practice for 22 years. She is the author of ACT FOR TREATING CHILDREN (New Harbinger, 2022) and THE ACT WORKBOOK FOR KIDS (New Harbinger, 2024).
Tamar works with children, adolescents, parents and young adults. She is highly experienced in assessing learning and attention difficulties, providing counselling and supervising psychologists. Her aim is to help as quickly as possible, and she is warm, kind and caring.
She is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Tamar has trained extensively in ACT and has extensive experience in supervising psychologists in using ACT for treating children and adolescents. Tamar’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) compared Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) versus Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for adolescents.
Tamar is an experienced and very enthusiastic ACT trainer and provides training to local and international organisations and professionals working with children and adolescents around the world.
Tamar provides counselling via Telehealth.
Podcasts with Tamar can be listened to: here
-Doctor of Philosophy (PhD: Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, supervised by Glenn Melvin, Louise Hayes and Kylie Gray). Tamar’s research compared the effectiveness of ACT and CBT as part of year nine school curricula, and is the first study comparing ACT to CBT in schools.
-Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (Monash University)
-Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Deakin University)
-Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
Tamar is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, and the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. She supervises provisional psychologists, early-career, and experienced psychologists, and Educational and Developmental Psychology registrars.
Tamar is a visiting fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.
She provides supervision in how to use ACT with children, adolescents, parents, and adults, conduct assessments, and school psychology issues.
-Australian Psychological Society
-Fellow Australian Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
-Australian Association of Psychologists Inc
-Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
-Approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
– Approved supervisor with the Psychological Society’s College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Tamar Has Extensive Experience Working With:
-Anxiety Disorders including phobias and panic attacks
-Obsessive Compulsive Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and Excoriation Disorder (skin picking)
-Concentration Difficulties Including attention disorders and assistance with study skills.
Read Tamar's ACT-Based Parent Booklet:
Tamar has written a parent booklet to help families cope with COVID, based on ACT and compassion approaches. You can apply it to other issues too. It’s been shared amongst psychologists and parents around the world.
Download the booklet for free here: Stay Here Booklet
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