Amber Burden-Hill is a Provisional Psychologist at the Quirky Kid Clinic in Austinmer. She is accredited with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of Wollongong and is currently completing her Master of Clinical Psychology. Amber has worked primarily with children and adolescents presenting with depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties, and emerging personality disorders.
Amber has received formal training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a variety of learning assessments including the the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III), and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). Amber also has experience administering and scoring psychometric assessments including the Connors-3 and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Personality Disorders (SCID–5–PD).
Amber holds Provisional Registration with the Australian Psychology Board (AHPRA) and is under supervision of Dr. Kimberley O’Brien.
Experience and Specialisations
In her role at Northfields Psychology Clinic, Amber has become experienced in client assessment, intervention, therapy, and behaviour modification. Amber’s experience at Northfields has offered her invaluable insight into working collaboratively with parents and caregivers, teachers, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and School Psychologists. By sharing information across teams, Amber has learned how to tailor a client-specific case plan. She has worked with children ranging from 4-18 years old with diverse abilities, including ASD, ADHD, ODD, separation anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and a range of intellectual impairments.
Amber’s work at the Salvation Army’s First Floor Program has also provided her the opportunity to develop skills in facilitating group programs, including Art 4 Healing, BoostED, See Change, and Very Important Families. Art 4 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 sub-threshold depressive symptoms. Her involvement in See Change and Very Important Families has also given her a number of strategies to assist clients that have a loved one with drug dependency and/or mental health issues by developing tools to enhance their personal wellbeing.