Dr Erinn Hawkins

Clinical Psychologist

“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, challenging 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 child development and clinical psychology to the real concerns affecting her clients on a day-to-day basis. Over the past several years, Erinn has been involved in a number of research projects examining whether what we do as psychologists works. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Bond University and an honorary lecturer at Macquarie University.

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 Expertise:
• 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