Taylor Moore is employed as a Clinical Psychologist (Registrar) with the Quirky Kid Clinic in Sydney. Taylor has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and experience workings with upper-primary aged children and adolescents.
During her Masters, Taylor completed her clinical internship programs at the Brain and Mind Centre of Sydney University, the Western Sydney LHD Psychosis Early Intervention and Recovery Service, and the Western Sydney University Psychology Clinic. These placements provided Taylor with extensive experience in assessment skills across a variety of presentations including anxiety; depression; Autism Spectrum Disorder, challenging behaviours, social difficulties and emotional disturbance.
These placements with children and families also ensure Taylor has both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to help young people understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Taylor uses evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy combined with art and play-based techniques in her work at Quirky Kid. This is under the supervision of Dr Kimberley O’Brien and Dr Kathryn Berry.
In addition to her clinical skills, Taylor brings years of experience working in After School Care and School Holiday programs. These experiences have helped Taylor develop skills for managing children with mixed abilities and differential diagnoses. As a result, in the clinic setting, Taylor takes the time to understand all perspectives of the presenting problem.
Taylor’s preference is to work collaboratively with children, parents and educators to address their shared concerns by developing strategies to empower the young person. Further, Taylor uses her clinical skills to ensure that any intervention is uniquely designed to match the individual needs of each client and their circumstances.
Part of Taylor’s role will be delivering the Best of Friends and BaseCamp group programs at Quirky Kid. In addition, she will be helping young people and their families individually.