Renée Ireland

CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Renée Ireland is a Generally Registered Psychologist (and soon to be Clinical Registrar). She has experience working with people in a clinical setting, as well as in research and has lectured in psychology. Renée has been awarded a Bachelors Degree in Psychological Science with Honours and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters in Clinical Psychology from The University of Queensland and holds memberships with the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) and the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health association (ANZMH).

 

Renée works extensively with children and adolescents, but also families, couples, adults, and older adults. She has worked with Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and more.  Renée has worked to help young people and families to overcome crippling anxiety, improve social relationships, bullying, understand and manage ASD, improve behavioural concerns, manage depression, improve stress responses, and much more. She is friendly and client-focused in her approach. When working with young people, Renée is able to:

  • identify concerns and strengths;
  • conduct appropriate assessments;
  • collaborate with family and relevant stakeholders (e.g., schools, specialists); and will implement evidence-based interventions with you, your child, and family as necessary.

 

Renée is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provider and is also able to provide Couples Therapy to improve couple commitment and relationship enhancement, as well as working with distressed couples.  Renee has been involved in research that has examined child and adolescent anxiety, veteran health, and the health and wellbeing of emergency service providers.  Renée also provides extensive supervision to Provisional Psychologists seeking registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

 

Renée primarily uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy when working with clients, however, she is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy). Being competent and flexible in her treatment approach means that Renee is suited to working with a variety of clients with differing concerns.

  • Depression
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Anxiety (ie. separation, social, phobias, generalised anxiety)
  • Couples
  • Accredited Triple P Trainer
  • Mother of two
  • Loves to decorate cakes and cupcakes (and doesn’t mind eating them either!)
  • Loves new experiences
  • Medicare (Better Access / Mental Health Care Plan)
  • Medicare (Chronic Disease Self-Management)
  • Private Health
  • Private Pay
  • Psychological Therapies 
Qualifications
B.PsySci (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Availability

CAPALABA

Tuesday 8:00am to 4:30pm, Wednesday 8:00am to 2:30pm