Anya (Gowshanya) Mahalingam is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist completing her internship at Mindworx Psychology.
Prior to joining us, Anya has worked as a behaviour therapist and as a therapeutic specialist, providing assessments of cognitive and learning abilities, living skills, and assessing the emotional and mental health of children and young people. Anya is passionate about Psychology, and early intervention. She enjoys working with children and adults to achieve their potential. Her previous experience includes providing weekly therapy to children – introducing new behavioural, coping and social skills and practicing these in sessions, using strategic positive reinforcement and coaching interventions.
Anya has experience in developing and monitoring intervention plans and strategies for challenging behaviours in children and young people with a disability, including mental health issues and complex support needs.
All provisional psychologists who join the Mindworx Psychology team already have experience working with children and young people in addition to their University qualifications. Anya has worked with children who have challenging behaviours, and mental health problems, and has experience working with children diagnosed with Autism. She works collaboratively with parents, has experience with NDIS participants, and we are delighted to have her on our team to complete her 2 year internship with us.
Anya sees clients by appointment after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The titles ‘Provisionally Registered Psychologist’, ‘Registered Psychologist’, ‘Clinical Psychology Registrar’ and ‘Clinical Psychologist’ are protected and denote training pathways in the field. These Titles may only be used by permission of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), which is part of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
All psychologists must maintain their registration by completing a range of professional development requirements every year. All Mindworx Psychology psychologists are registered with the PsyBA and AHPRA and are able to practice with clients. This includes our provisionally registered psychologists undertaking their internship with us. Provisional psychologists must meet strict requirements for provisional registration with AHPRA. Provisional psychologists are registered health professionals and legally able to deliver health services, but are not registered with Medicare and may not be eligible for a Private Health Fund rebate. Provisional registration denotes their status as an individual as they complete a period of supervised practice and training before taking the examination and applying for general registration as a ‘registered psychologist’.