Farisha Islam

Provisional Psychologist

Farisha is a provisionally registered psychologist with Minds & Hearts. She completed her bachelor of Psychological Science with First class honours at The University of Queensland in 2018 and received the Dean’s Commendation for academic excellence in her final year. Throughout her degree she focused on development throughout the lifespan and cultural differences, completing her final thesis on Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers. Farisha also assisted in the development of Dr Kamal’s “How to save your Marriage” and “De-Escalation & Resolution of Conflict in The Workplace” programs. She has volunteered for St John’s Residential Aged Care in which she worked closely with residents who suffered with mental disabilities. She is also trained in the Ready Reading Volunteering Program which assists children’s development in vocabulary, language skills and imagination.

Farisha is a caring and vibrant person with a passion for working with children and young adults with ASD and is endeavouring to embark on a career specialising in ASD. Her primary focuses are emotion regulation in children and working with young adults on conquering anxiety. Farisha uses evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Based Therapy, Psychoeducation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness.