Amber Burden-Hill is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar 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.
She 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 and behavioural concerns.
Amber has received formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and a variety of learning assessments including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). She also has experience administering and scoring psychometric assessments including the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3), Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA), Conners 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 subthreshold 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, dietitians 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 from the University of Wollongong.
Amber holds General Registration with the Australian Psychology Board (AHPRA) and is under 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).
Amber Burden-Hill Working with Children Check (WWC): WWC0888313E.
Amber has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
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