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Val Priekulis

Psychologist | Youthrive, Robina

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Biography

Val is a registered psychologist with a special interest in clinical and developmental psychology. Val offers a broad range of assessments and treatments for children, adolescents, parents and families. She has many years of experience working with a variety of disorders and challenges.

“I wanted to become a Psychologist because it is rewarding, interesting and I am passionate about helping others during some of their most challenging times and making a difference in their lives.”

Qualification

Val is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Master of Science with a dual concentration in Research and Applied Psychology.

Experience

Her areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parenting support, developmental delays, behavioural difficulties, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, social skills, women’s issues, and adjustment/coping difficulties.

Val has experience working in client support, university lecturing, and research. She has presented at national and international conferences, and been published in national and international journals.

“Psychologists help children in a variety of ways, such as: emotional and behavioural issues; building resilience and self-esteem; developing problem solving and communication skills; overcome challenges; and improve overall happiness and wellbeing.”