A child and adolescent psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in infants, children and young people. In addition to the primary medical degree and mandated experiences in general medicine, child and adolescent psychiatrists have undertaken a minimum of five years of specialty training prescribed by the RANZCP. Child and adolescent psychiatrists undertake specific training leading to the advanced certificate in child and adolescent psychiatry.
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who enjoys working with young people and their families and supporting them as they move from childhood through to and including adulthood. I believe that a thorough assessment and treatment of a young person is fundamentally about developing an understanding of who they are, the way they interact with the world around them, and the people in it.