Grace Sweeney Psychologist

Dr Grace Lynam (née Sweeney)

 

PhD in Clinical Psychology
Trained Secret Agent Society facilitator

 

Triple P Accredited

 

Australian Psychological Society ASD Practitioner

 

Biography

 

Grace has clinical experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns and a special interest in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Grace is trained in a number of evidence-based interventions for children and families, including Applied Behavioural Analysis, the Secret Agent Society program and Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Grace is also recognised as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Practitioner by the Australian Psychological Society. She also utilises a range of psychological interventions, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and acceptance-commitment therapy, tailored to meet each client’s individual needs and therapy goals. Grace’s therapeutic approach is centered on creating empowerment and self-compassion, in all ages.

 

Grace completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her research focused on how computer-based therapies can be used to help children and adolescents with mental health challenges.

 

 

Special Interest

 

Autism Assessment and Treatment

 

Media

 

Brisbane Kids – 6 ways to help children with Autism on their first day at school

 

Recent Publications

 

Sweeney, G.M., Donovan, C.L., March, S., & Laurenson, S.D. (2015). Logging into therapy: Parent attitudes and intentions to use computer-based therapies for youth mental health. Internet Interventions, 2(4), 437-445

 

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Conference Presentations

 

Sweeney, G.M. (2016). Logging into Therapy: Can we improve attitudes to improve uptake of computer-based mental health interventions among adolescents? The 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Melbourne, Victoria.

 

Sweeney, G.M. (2015). Logging into therapy: Parental attitudes towards computer-based therapies for youth mental health. The 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Golden Jubilee Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland.