Julia Cook


Dr Julia Cook

DPsych (Clin) MAPS 

Julia is a registered psychologist and clinical psychologist. Julia recently completed her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. Her research explores how parents can best help their young children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) to manage their emotions, in particular anxiety.

Julia has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families on the spectrum for the last 7 years. Her practice is informed by evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. Julia is also an accredited provider of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program (0 to 12 years and 12 to 16 years). Her interest areas include early intervention, understanding and management of emotions, coping and resilience skills, social skills training, developing positive behaviour patterns, and parent training. Julia thoroughly enjoys working in the ASC area and is passionately committed to helping individuals of all ages with ASC face their challenges, build on their strengths, and reach their full potential.

Fun fact: I love all kinds of animals! My favourite animal is the sloth because it moves so slowly that it grows mould! One day I hope to visit a zoo in each of the seven continents.

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 Louise

Louise is a clinical psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University.  She conducted her Doctoral research on the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, which remains of ongoing clinical interest to her.  Louise has recently co-written a group program for 4-6 year olds with an autism spectrum disorder and difficulties with managing their negative emotions.  She has also co-developed group programs for adolescent girls with Asperger’s Syndrome and siblings of children on the autism spectrum.  In her work at Minds and Hearts Louise regularly assists parents of children on the autism spectrum to better manage their children’s often difficult behaviours, enhance their social skills and improve their emotional awareness and management.  She is skilled in the diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents and is particularly passionate about working with younger children on the autism spectrum.  Louise has recently been appointed Clinic Manager and is thoroughly e

njoying the challenge of this new role.