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backgroundAmber Burden-Hill
Amber Burden-Hill

Amber Burden-Hill

Child Psychologist

Amber Burden-Hill is a Clinical Psychologist at the Quirky Kid clinic in Wollongong. She has a wealth of experience delivering therapeutic support and treatment to enhance her clients’ quality of life and wellbeing.

Amber works primarily with children and adolescents presenting with depression and anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Selective Mutism, emerging personality disorders, learning difficulties, giftedness, and behavioural concerns. She has extensive experience working with neurodivergent and gender-diverse clients.

Amber has received formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a variety of learning assessments including the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales - Fifth Edition (SB-5), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third Edition (WIAT-III) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV).

She also has experience administering and scoring psychometric assessments including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2), Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System - Third Edition (ABAS-3), Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA), Conners - Fourth Edition (Conners-4), Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales - Third Edition (Vineland-3), and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Personality Disorders (SCID–5–PD).

In her role at Northfields Psychology Clinic, Amber became experienced in client case conceptualisation, assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and adults. It was here that Amber was trained in a range of educational and psychological assessments. Amber also received training in delivering the Confident Carers-Cooperative Kids (CCCK) parenting program, developed to help parents and carers who find themselves struggling with their child’s behaviours.

Amber’s work at the Salvation Army’s First Floor Program has helped her develop her facilitation skills in a number of group programs, including Art for Healing, Boosted, See Change and Very Important Families. Art for Healing has allowed Amber to use the creative process to encourage clients to express their emotions, thoughts and memories in a safe space. Furthermore, Amber’s involvement in Boosted has allowed her to develop skills in positive psychology and mindfulness for clients with sub-threshold depressive symptoms. Her involvement in See Change and Very Important Families has also given her a number of strategies to assist clients who have a loved one with drug dependency and/or mental health issues by developing tools to enhance their personal wellbeing.

At Headspace, Wollongong, Amber provided therapy to young people aged 12 to 25. With a focus on early intervention, she offered them support at a crucial time in their lives and gave them tools to manage their mental health in the future. Liaising with an in-house team of psychologists, social workers, vocational workers, dieticians and GPs, Amber gained invaluable insight into working collaboratively across teams and tailoring a client-specific case plan.

Amber was also trained in one of Orygen’s latest programs, Brief Interventions in Youth Mental Health (BIYMH). This program uses the latest evidence-informed practices and guidance for the treatment of mild to moderate high-prevalence disorders in young people.

At the heart of her work, Amber’s goal has always been to meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them.


Amber is accredited with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Clinical Psychology with Distinction from the University of Wollongong.

Amber holds General Registration with an endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Australian Psychology Board (AHPRA). She is under the supervision of Dr Kimberley O’Brien. Amber is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Other Details

Amber Burden-Hill’s Working with Children Check (WWC): WWC0888313E.

Amber has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


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