We are honored to meet and get to know our clients, colleagues, and community on a daily basis and thought it would nice to share a little about us! We will provide a monthly segment on our team member’s perspectives, areas of passion and purpose in their career, and some quirky and enjoyable facts about their lives in and out of the clinic space!
Meet Rebecca Kuhn
BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS
Rebecca is a registered psychologist who has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology.
During her Honours year of study Rebecca facilitated the RAP-A-ASD Program (Resourceful Adolescent Program), which aims to build resilience and promote positive mental health outcomes in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Throughout this time, she also conducted neuroscience research at the Translational Research Institute, investigating fear and anxiety pathways in the brain.
Rebecca continues to work in the field of health psychology, assisting individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and adult congenital heart disease. Part of her work focuses on assisting young people to transition from the Queensland Children’s Hospital to the adult hospital setting. She has also worked in severe adult mental health, assisting adults who suffer from severe anxiety, depression, and psychoses. Rebecca has experience in conducting a range of cognitive assessments in both children and adults.
Rebecca believes in the importance of working with an individual’s strengths and resources to improve their quality of life. She takes a warm, empathic, and non-judgemental approach to working with her clients and their families. She believes strongly in collaboration, and providing strategies based on a range of evidence-based techniques.
Rebecca is flexible, curious, and creative in her approach to work.
Just for fun…
1. Describe your perfect weekend?
My perfect weekend is spent at the beach with my very handsome and “well behaved” cavoodle, Crixus.
2. Can/would you like to play any instruments and why?
When I was 8 years old, I decided that I wanted to become the next James Galway and commenced flute lessons. At 10, I also started piano lessons. I was a naughty student who preferred to play other songs in my piano book instead of my exam pieces. At 13, I began to learn from a new piano teacher who was 91 years old. She had one rule, I had to be serious about piano to continue to receive lessons! My piano skills improved dramatically. Later, I also learned the piano accordion. I have always loved music, and I have taught piano to a range of students, including two young adolescent boys who had autism.
3. Can/would you like to learn a new language and why?
During my school years, I learned Indonesian and German. I am sad to say that I have retained little of either of these languages.
4. What’s the quirkiest talent you have (or aspire to have)?
I love virtual reality. Nothing is more fun than to climb Mt Everest or to pretend that I am a Jedi as I strike blocks with my lightsabers.
5. What invention would you like to be a reality and why?
I would like to see autonomous cars on Australian roads. Not only could time spent commuting be used more resourcefully, roads would be substantially safer.