Emma Lamph

Emma Lamph is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar at the Quirky Kid Clinic in Woollahra. Throughout her training and clinical practice, Emma has developed a strong interest in developmental psychology and holds particular passion for working alongside young children, adolescents, and families.

Qualifications and Education

Emma earned her Bachelor of Psychology with Class 1 Honours at the University of Sydney in 2015. Following this, Emma began her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney, during which she was awarded the Martin and Elizabeth Jane Simmat Prize for Best Student in Final Year of Master of Clinical Psychology.

Emma also holds qualifications in identifying and responding to children and young people at risk, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and telephone counselling skills. At Quirky Kid, Emma will work under the supervision of Dr Kimberley O’Brien.

Experience and Specialisations

Throughout her clinical training, Emma gained valuable experience and supervision at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic andthe Children’s Cancer Centre at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Following completion of her postgraduate training, Emma began her career working with vulnerable parents and families at Wesley Mission’s Mums and Kids Matter program, before commencing work in a multidisciplinary private clinical setting. Throughout this time, Emma has developed competency in assessing and formulating the needs of children and adolescents within the family and wider psycho-social context, in providing accurate diagnoses (where relevant), and in planning interventions accordingly.

Within these roles, Emma has worked alongside young children, adolescents and families with presentations including behavioural and emotion regulation difficulties, ASD, trauma-related concerns, internalising distress (i.e., health anxiety, generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, low mood and suicidality), substance use, grief and loss. Emma has developed a strong skill set in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, motivational interviewing, family-based therapies, parent-focused treatments, and other attachment-based interventions.

Emma is also competent in paediatric neuropsychological assessment for a range of presentations, including learning and developmental difficulties, holding a special interest in psychometric assessment and intervention for specific learning disorders, and children and adolescents with queried cognitive impairment following physical illness and treatment.

Emma particularly enjoys supporting children and families experiencing chronic and acute health difficulties, as well as supporting parent-child relationships in families impacted by trauma.

She is comfortable assessing risk, and is experienced in managing child protection concerns. In addition to individual and parenting-based work, she also has experience facilitating group-based programs for both children and adults.