The Talbot Centre

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Dr Amy Talbot

Amy Talbot

Dr Amy Talbot

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Founder & Director of Clinical Services

Bio

Amy is a warm, friendly and approachable clinical psychologist with a passion for assisting patients of all ages to make valued life changes, enhance their social and emotional wellbeing and reach their full potential. Her compassionate and genuine approach instantly puts people of all ages at ease and helps to create a safe place for patients to explore their concerns and share openly about themselves in order to develop practical and collaborative strategies to change their lives for the better.

Amy has worked in a variety of clinical and research settings including inpatient, day patient and outpatient hospital services, university student services and group private practices including specialist eating disorder services and services that provide mental health supports for neurodivergent clients. She has also held multiple roles in tertiary education and recently held a position as a Senior Lecturer teaching in all 4 postgraduate psychology programs at the Australian College of Applied Professions.

Amy is passionate about inclusive care and works from a body positive, neurodiversity affirming and trauma-informed perspective with all clients, placing a high value on client autonomy and the importance of partnering with clients, valuing their lived experience as an expert in their own life. Amy is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and world view. She is also a registered provider for the Australian Institute of Sport Mental Health Referral Network.

Amy is a passionate and experienced supervisor and trainer. These areas of practice have been a strong focus of her clinical work for the last 5 years. You can read more about her supervisory style and experience here.

Amy has a keen interest in mental health research and regularly publishes in high quality, peer-reviewed academic journals and presents her research nationally and internationally in her areas of clinical interest.

Amy is a strong advocate for systematic change in healthcare. She believes that our healthcare system is ineffective at truly meeting the needs of our community and has been involved at a policy level in shaping the future of healthcare to facilitate small changes in a positive direction. In her role as Director of The Talbot Centre, Amy oversees the clinical governance and strategic development of the service; she is involved in the development of new initiatives in collaboration with those with lived experience to ensure we offer tailored services that meet community needs at all levels of healthcare (prevention through to intervention). Her aim is to continue to challenge the healthcare paradigm and move healthcare forward in our approach at TTC to lead the way in the evolution of person-centred healthcare.

Amy was awarded the Inaugural Australian Psychologist of the Year award at the 2018 Allied Health Awards and has won multiple other awards in recognition for her work in psychology, leadership and business.

Special Interests

  • Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns
  • Feeding Disorders (inc. ARFID and PFD)
  • Anxiety Disorders including Situational Mutism
  • Tic Disorders & Tourette Syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trichotillomania & Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Parenting
  • Academic Stress
  • Adjustment to Young Adulthood
  • Autism
  • Child & Family presentations
  • Enhancing Performance and working with elite athletes
  • Working with creatives
  • Therapy for health professionals

Therapy Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Family Based Therapy and Maudsley Family Based Treatment (MFBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E)
  • Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM)
  • Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults (MANTRA)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Exposure and Responsive Prevention (ERP)
  • Responsive Feeding Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) & Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Hons) – Macquarie University
  • Master of Science – Sydney University
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Sydney University
  • Certified SOS Feeding Therapist – Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding

Memberships & Registrations

  • Psychology Board of Australia (Registration Number: PSY0001634694)
  • Australian Psychological Society (Member)
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association (Member)
  • Australia and New Zealand Association for Eating Disorders (Member)
  • Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician
  • National Eating Disorders Collaboration (Member)