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Over the past 10 years, the Quirky Kid team has grown from two passionate founders to a world-class team. Our clinics are filled with inspiration, knowledge and our unstoppable commitment to support young people and their families.

We are very busy and continue to grow, develop and evolve. As a result, we are now looking for one child psychologists to be involved in something special.

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SEL for Clinics and Schools

The Best of Friends™ (BoF) program is a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) tool designed for schools and clinics. With award-winning and internationally recognised material the program was creatively crafted to cover the key areas of SEL and the Australian Curriculum. It combines engaging materials with practical techniques to help participants overcome social and emotional issues.

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BaseCamp anxiety program by Quirky Kid

BaseCamp® Program

BaseCamp® is an innovative anxiety program for children. It draws on decades of experience, combining a sound theoretical cognitive-behavioural approach with engaging activities.  

Winner of the prestigious London Book Fair International Excellence Awards (2018)  for The Educational Initiatives, and shortlisted for The Educational Learning Resources.

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Workshops

Professional Development for psychologists

Lunch & Learn : Therapeutic Techniques to use with Children

Join Quirky Kid’s very own Dr Kimberley O’Brien for an intimate and informative ‘Lunch & Learn‘ workshop to practice a range of clinical activities designed for those who work with clients aged 5-14.  Participants will: Learn how to use visual storytelling to seek solutions. Discover when and why to introduce practical therapeutic techniques. Practice Kimberley’s Top 5 […]

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Workshops

Lunch & Learn – Eating Disorders Workshop

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is a government-funded project designed to develop and roll out a nationally consistent, evidence-based approach to the prevention, early intervention and management of eating disorders in Australia.  During this  ‘Lunch & Learn’ session presenter Eliza Charlette will cover topics such as:  Background information on eating disorders and tackling common misconceptions How […]

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Service Update: Welcome Belinda Nixon

Service update: Welcome Belinda Nixon

  I have recently joined the Quirky Kid Team in Woollahra and Austinmer as a Senior Psychologist.  I bring with me experience working in a busy private practice with children, adolescents and families, with a variety of presentations including anxiety; depression; challenging behaviours; social and emotional problems; trauma; bullying; toileting and attachment difficulties. My approach […]

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Valli Jones & Associates and BoF

We are proud to announce Valli Jones is now a Licensed and Accredited Facilitator of ‘The Best of Friends’® program. Valli Jones is a Gold Coast-based psychologist with a special interest in child and adolescent psychology. Working from a holistic, person-centred perspective, Valli uses evidenced-based methods to assess and treat a range of common behavioural and mental health […]

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Breaking Bad News to Your Children

Father, daughter and mother. Grieving child, around dog's grave

Allied health professionals, such as psychologists, can undergo years of training and practical experience to build their communication skills to deliver difficult news sensitively. When it comes to delivering bad news to children, it is essential to be prepared. At some point during their childhood, parents will have to communicate difficult or unpleasant situations to […]

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Surviving Long Trips with Kids

Kids and parents traveling together in a car. Bubbles dogs, drawings. Article by Quirky Kid

Long distance travel is often intimidating for parents. The combination of energetic kids, and prolonged periods of time in a confined space seems like a recipe for disaster. However, by preparing in advance, being flexible to change and following these tips compiled by the Quirky Kid team, your long distance travel experience can be more […]

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