tanyafranic

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius.

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Tanya is a Psychologist and Registered Supervisor with over 20 years experience providing a range of assessments and interventions for clients with diverse and / or complex presentations.  Tanya is driven to supporting individuals and families to live their best life by tailoring evidence based approaches to the individual and their support network. Tanya uses a range of modalities including RODBT, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed approaches and enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, families and service systems.

 

Tanya has an avid interest in complex trauma, the impact of our early attachments and the neurobiological effects of our developmental experiences. Tanya works with families, carers, and agencies to build awareness and skills aimed at improving overall quality of life. She is a strong advocate for supporting families, carers and agencies to support the needs of the child / young person and the family unit.

Tanya is motivated to support individuals who present with a history of complex trauma, eating disorders and Neurodiversity (ADHD’ers and Autism) to find their voice, be kinder to themselves and pave their pathway to their genuine self.  Embracing self with all the twists and quirks is Tanya’s stance. She adopts the Health at Every Size Approach (HAES) and is Neurodiversity affirming. Tanya also appreciates and supports the roles that parents, carers and families play in supporting our children and adolescents. She has a long history and dedication to supporting parents and families, where appropriate and practicable, by providing tools, strategies and support.

 

Tanya  has led and implemented systemic and practice reviews of government and non-government agencies to build capacity efficiency in organisations, involving service modelling, project management, assessment implementation and monitoring and post-implementation review. This has included working with organisations around the assessment, design and delivery of intervention for young people leaving care, complex psychosocial and mental health support needs. Tanya has worked with service system development and review including operationalising of policy, and developing quality assurance mechanisms, providing supervision for clinicians, senior and regional management personnel, in particular regarding individuals with complex support needs and broader service delivery.

 

Tanya has extensive experience working in senior roles in the Disability and Family and Community Services Sector working with children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, social and developmental presentations including ADHD, Autism, Personality Disorders, complex trauma and high risk populations. Tanya has worked with service system development and review including operationalising of policy, and developing quality assurance mechanisms, providing supervision for clinicians, senior and regional management personnel, in particular regarding individuals with complex support needs and broader service delivery.

 

Tanya is a compassionate and mindful Psychologist, dedicated to supporting and promoting genuine wellness. Tanya brings skills and knowledge in trauma informed care and approaches, severe and persistent mental illness, attachment, neurobiology, and positive parenting utilising RO DBT, EMDR, DBT, CBT, ACT, Interpersonal Therapy, compassion and mindfulness based practices.

Areas of Interest

  • Complex trauma

  • Positive body image

  • Positive parenting

  • Neurodevelopment

  • Attachment 

  • Complex needs

Qualifications

  • University of Newcastle

        Masters in Applied Psychology

  • Macquarie University

        Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

        Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Treatment Approaches

  • RO-DBT

  • DBT

  • EMDR

  • CBT

  • ACT

  • Mindfulness

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Professional Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist with AHPRA 

  • Registered AHPRA Supervisor

  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)

  • Member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders