Dr Erinn Hawkins

Clinical Psychologist
B.A.Hons Psych, M.A.ClinPsych, PhD.ClinPsych

“If we value our children, we must cherish their parents” (John Bowlby)

Meet Erinn:

Erinn is a clinical psychologist with fifteen years experience helping children, youth, families and adults cope with difficult emotions, explosive behaviour, relationship problems and traumatic events. Erinn has worked in a number of different settings including community, hospital, and the university. This experience has deepened her interest in applying the science of clinical psychology and child development to the real concerns affecting her clients on a day-to-day basis. Erinn is involved in a number of research projects, including: examining whether attachment-based therapies work, why they work, and for whom they work best; developing clinically useful assessment tools for measuring attachment security in young children; evaluating the benefits of psychological assessment; and integrating neurodevelopmental assessments into primary health care. She is an honorary lecturer at Macquarie University and the Senior Psychologist on the Yapatjarrathati Project, with the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. For more information on her published work go to https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erinn_Hawkins

How can Erinn help you:

With a compassionate, non-judgemental approach, Erinn aims to help people figure out what is getting in the way of living the life they want.

Areas of Interest:

• Emotion-regulation problems
• Explosive behaviour
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
• Trauma, including complex developmental trauma
• Anxiety disorders
• Mood disorders
• Child-parent attachment
• Infant mental health
• Parenting skills
• Cognitive and learning assessments
• Professional supervision

Types of Therapy used:

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Motivational Enhancement
• Attachment-based Therapy, including Circle of Security
• Emotion Focused Therapy
• Parent Management training
• Collaborative Problem Solving
• Trauma informed and trauma specific therapy

Professional Associations:

Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Healthy Attachment Australian New Zealand