#29 – Working with young people on the Autism Spectrum with Dr Marie Karakis

Dr Marie Karakis is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with experience working in schools, community and clinical settings.   She is the owner and director of private practice Young minds Psychology, in Melbourne, Australia.

Marie completed her Doctor of Educational Psychology at The University of Melbourne and is currently endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) as a specialist in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology. Marie has specialist training in assessment, counselling and behavior management for a range of developmental issues, such as: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, grief and learning issues.

Marie has extensive experience working with young people diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Asperger’s syndrome and has a special interest working in the area of early intervention and school readiness.

Recommended Resources

Websites

  • Amaze Website (http://www.amaze.org.au) – Provides information on funding,assessment, interventions and support groups for parents and professionals caring for a young person with ASD.

Books

  • The Australian Autism Handbook – By Benison O’Reilly & Kathryn Wicks (2013)
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety and More! – By Martin Kutscher (2014)
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome – By Tony Attwood (2008)
  • Counselling Children: A practical Introduction – By Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard and Rebecca Yin Foo (2013)
  • Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive Approach for Young People – By Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard and Rebecca Yin Foo (2015)

Best Self-Care Tip

  • Take your emails off your phone
  • Exercise! (Any physical activity you enjoy, and do it regularly, not just after the festive season!)

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Amy Felman

Amy Felman

Amy has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and is a working psychologist. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) where she majored in radio. Amy is the host of the "We All Wear It Differently" podcast, where she hopes to entertain and inspire her fellow psychologists.
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