Southern Highlands Psychology

about Dr Andrew Frankland

I provide assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing difficulties with mental health, behaviour, emotions, and relationships.  I offer a calm, non-judgemental, and compassionate space for my clients to reflect on the challenges in their lives, and develop their own sense of hope, motivation, and agency.  I have a specific interest in working with children, adolescents, and families.  I tailor therapy to suit the needs of each individual client, drawing on a range of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, family therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy.  

I have a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from the University of Sydney, and hold both a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from Macquarie University.  I have also completed further training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy with Adolescents, Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders in young people, Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions for challenging behaviours in young people, and I am a certified facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting program.  I am fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001759569) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist, hold an Associate Membership with the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, and have current registration as a Medicare provider (Provider Number: 5293801A).

I have extensive experience working within both community and hospital settings.  Before entering full-time private practice, I worked at the Bowral Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Service (iCAMHS) providing specialised psychological care to children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.  Prior to moving to the Southern Highlands, I worked in the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at the Black Dog Institute and held an academic role at the School of Psychiatry at UNSW researching the risk factors for the development of bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults.