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The Family Report Writers Network brings together experienced mental health clinicians acting as Single Expert Witness' for the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Western Australia and The Children's Court.

Below you can browse our Experts, download their CV and enquire directly about their fees and availability to engage their services

Alternatively, enquire about any of the Experts listed below by completing our online form here

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Clare Rowe

Educational & Developmental Psychologist - BA(Psych) PGDip(Psych) MPsych(Ed.&.Dev.)

Interview Location: South Hurstville NSW

Clare is the founder of Rowe & Associates Child and Family Psychology. As an Educational and Developmental Psychologist she specialises in paediatric psychology including assessment and diagnosis of childhood disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disorders and giftedness. She has extensive experience in the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety and depression, and parental training in behavioural management with oppositional behavioural difficulties. Clare is an expereinced Single Expert Witness and has developed a particular niche for providing developmental and diagnotics assessments for children in Family Court matters. Available for:  Family Reports, Child Impact Reports, Developmental, Diagnostic and & Educational assessments of children.

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Dr. Kate Renshall

Clinical Psychologist - B.A (Hons), MSc., D. Clin Psych

Interview Location:
 Paddington NSW

Dr Kate Renshall is a Clinical Psychologist, who has extensive experience with working with families in crisis across both the public and private sectors. She has worked in both a therapeutic and assessment role within adolescent mental health settings, in the child protection and out-of-home care sector and within her own private practice. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and an accredited Children's Court Clinic clinician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Masters of Science and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. Currently, Dr Renshall conducts both Child Impact and Single Expert Reports for the Federal Circuit and Family Court or Australia (FCFCOA).

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Olivia Charge

Registered Psychologist - M Prof Psych, GDip of FDRP, PGDip Psych (Adv), PGDip Psych, Assoc Deg PP, Grad Dip Crim, B SPath

Interview Location:
South Hurstville or Hunter Valley NSW

Olivia is a registered psychologist with a passion for working with parents who are going through a separation and high conflict families in the Federal Circuit and Family Law Court. She has worked in a range of settings in urban and rural community settings, private practice as well as forensic environments. Her professional working experience includes working in the fields of child protection and sexual misconduct. Olivia has a passion for supporting parents, stepparents and coparents who are adjusting to separation, divorce and shared parenting. She also works with children and adolescents and their families to support a range of presentations related to anxiety, depression, behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties. Olivia lives in regional NSW and provides psychology services to clients at Rowe & Associates via Telehealth. Available for: Family Reports Child Impact Reports

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Carly Black

Carly is a registered psychologist with sound training and varied clinical experience. She has a hypothesis driven and evidence based approach to practice. Carly offers assessments and interventions for children, adolescents, and families and enjoys building positive supportive relationships with her clients. Carly has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from The University of Wollongong and a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology obtained at Macquarie University. Carly’s background includes both research and clinical work at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, as well as paediatric based neuropsychological research at the University of Sydney. Carly has worked with individuals across the age spectrum but primarily has an interest in child and adolescent populations. Her patient groups have included acquired brain injury, ADHD, learning disabilities, neurology (epilepsy, tumour, and other brain disorders), neurosurgery rehabilitation, developmental disorders, genetic disorders, dementias and mood and behavioural difficulties. Carly is thoroughly trained and experienced in the use of psychometric, academic and diagnostic assessments including assessment of IQ, academic achievement, memory, attention, executive abilities, language, visuospatial abilities and reading. Carly has co-authored papers published in peer reviewed journals on neuropsychological outcomes in children with genetic disorders and electrophysiological indices of behaviour. Available for: Child Impact Reports

Registered Psychologist - BPsych (Hons) MClinNeuro

Interview Location:
South Hurstville NSW

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Dan Sheptooha

Registered Psychologist - BBehSc. GDPsych. PGDip Psych, LLB (Hons), GDLP, FDRP, NMAS, MAPS 

Interview Location:
South Hurstville NSW

Dan is a psychologist and a family dispute resolution practitioner who has been supporting children and families for a decade in the family law system. His career to date has been dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by families experiencing separation or relationship breakdown with a focus on child centered intervention. He has assessed and treated children, adolescents, and adults with complex mental health presentations in both private and public organisations and has experience as an expert witness in the Children’s Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Available for: Family Reports Child Impact Reports

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Tara B Sheehan

Social Worker

Interview Location:
South Hurstville NSW

Tara is a professional Social Work with extensive experience working with children and families in NSW and QLD. Tara has worked therapeutically, and as a family coach to apply resilience led, evidence based interventions in her work to keep children safe from harm. Her work in the foster care sector, assessing the suitability of guardianship and adoption applications finely tuned her skills to evaluate what children need and create solutions to meet them. Tara completed three years of practical and theoretical study with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, through the Australian Childhood Foundation, in 2015. This training provides Tara with a unique set of skills to assess and work with individuals who have experienced trauma and support them towards recovery. Tara's professional training extends into Law as she works towards her Juris Doctor in Law through RMIT.

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Nicholas Hurford 

Registered Psychologist - BA GradDipTh BPrimEdSt BScHons1 (Psych)

Interview Location:
Dubbo NSW

Nick is a Registered Psychologist and Director at The Psychology & Consultancy Group in Dubbo, New South Wales. He has been a resident of the Western Plains for over 20 years and is a former educator; teaching Kindergarten through to HSC English, and working as a sessional lecturer at Charles Sturt University. Psychological service has involved work with children, adolescents, their carers, adults, disability services, non-government organisations, private practice and other stakeholder organisations in mental health, private enterprise and education. This has involved consultation, psychoeducation, assessment, report writing, behaviour support, intervention and training across the region. In private practice, Nick works with NDIS Participants, Workers Compensation clients, schools and private clients, as well as developing and delivering workplace training and workshops. Nick has an interest in psychometric testing, assessment, behaviour support, report writing, consultation, and workplace culture. Available for: Family Reports Child Impact Reports

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Philippa Scott

Clinical Psychologist - BA-Psych(Dip Ed), BA-SocSc (Psych, Hons1), MClin Psych 

Interview Location:
Dubbo NSW

Available for: Family Reports Child Impact Reports

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Hollie Thompson

Registered Psychologist - BSc(Psych)(Hons)GradDipEd, BComm


Interview Location: South Hurstville NSW, VIC, QLD

Hollie Thompson provides a range of services including Family Reports, Court Reports, and Psychometric Assessments. Hollie holds specialist postgraduate qualifications in psychology and education and gained much of her expertise working with children and young people for over ten years in the education and psychology sectors. Hollie uses a family systems approach and works with family members both individually and as a whole family unit to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. Hollie is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland. She is also a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers. Hollie has a particular interest in finding solutions for challenging circumstances. Her clients value her friendly, nurturing, inclusive and professional approach, and she is widely respected for her ability to understand and resolve complex family dynamics. Prior to moving into private practice, Hollie worked as a Teacher for the Education Department before commencing a role as a Senior Advisor and Psychologist for children and disengaged young people with mental health concerns. Hollie is friendly and approachable and has a calming disposition, which, blended with her natural ability to quickly build rapport with children, gain their trust and encourage growth during difficult transitions, is well revered. Her method helps children feel safe and supported and establishes a solid therapeutic alliance early on in the relationship. Hollie’s expertise and exceptional communication skills have established her as a highly sought-after psychologist and a trusted provider of Family Reports for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. Available for: Family Reports Child Impact Reports

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