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Helen Holdsworth

Helen’s passion lies in psychological diagnostic assessment. She assists clients to accurately identify areas of strength and difficulty, and makes recommendations for support and intervention; in order to help them improve their academic, social, occupational and psychological wellbeing.

Helen Holdsworth

Psychologist

BPsy Sc (Hons) P.Grad Dip Prof Psych MAPS

Helen is a Registered Psychologist experienced in conducting a range of psychological assessments with children, adolescents and adults. This includes assessing cognition, memory and learning, autism, attention and concentration, executive functioning, childhood behavioural issues, mental health and personality. She is also trained in the use of the ADOS-2 and MIGDAS2. 

Helen completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours at Griffith University and Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland. Helen is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), has membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a Medicare provider. Helen is also a Board-approved supervisor and passionate about supporting provisional psychologists through their internships.

In addition to working in private practice, Helen has experience working as a Guidance Counsellor in catholic education and a Senior Clinician in both out-of-home-care and disability settings. She has also worked for Mater Research with children and families on the Australian Autism Biobank Study and the Preschool Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy (POSTA) Study.

Publications:

Yap, C.X., Henders, A.K., Alvares, G.A. et al. (2021). Autism-related dietary preferences mediate autism-gut microbiome associations. Cell184(24), 5916–5931.

Yap, C.X., Alvares, G.A., Henders, A.K. et al. (2021). Analysis of common genetic variation and rare CNVs in the Australian Autism Biobank. Molecular autism12(1), 12.