Our Founder

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

Founder

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With over 25 years of experience, Amanda Wood is passionate about working with adolescents and adults and helping others through the practical application of Psychology and behaviour change.

With a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a career in Behaviour Support Amanda uses a variety of psychological methods and positive behavior support practices to bring about lasting change in her clients’ lives.

Amanda believes assessments and interventions need to be built on what we know works and that interventions always need to be practical and tailored to each individual.

Amanda has supported over 3000 people with a disability through her extensive career in disabilities. She is passionate about ensuring people with a disability have access to the same level of services as those without a disability. That their needs be understood by the professionals that support them and that their support is based on these needs.

Amanda is also an Endorsed Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years of experience supporting people as they work to overcome the difficulties caused by challenging behaviours.

Having previously conducted research in the field of Autism and Disabilities, worked for a number of Government Services including the Departments of Community Services, Ageing and Disability and Juvenile Justice, Amanda continues to contract to Government and non-Government Services.

Amanda is an experienced supervisor of Psychologists and Behaviour Practitioners across NSW and a highly sought-after trainer in the field of Autism and Disabilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training
  • Endorsed Forensic Psychologist
  • Neuro Linguistic Practitioner

Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia
  • Member of Australian Society for Study of Intellectual Disability
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