Name: Dr. Caitlin Robertson
New Referrals: 07 5646 3848
Service Location: Melbourne & Telehealth
Specialties: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Neurocognitive Disorders, Forensics, Cognitive Assessments, DBT, and Stabilisation
Approaches: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psycho-education
Caitlin’s areas of clinical interest include emotional wellbeing, self-identity, neurodevelopment and neurodiversity, relational and developmental trauma, disability (including forensic disability), and sex and relationships. She also has specialist training and experience working with forensic populations, and I believe that all people are worthy of dignity and respect and that providing opportunities for people to better understand themselves, learn new skills, and connect with others is the best way to support positive behaviour change.
As an identity and neurodiversity-affirming psychologist, Caitlin seeks to provide a safe space for people to be themselves and reflect upon their personal experiences, while also providing opportunities to explore and practice new skills to navigate difficult emotions and challenging situations in healthy, adaptive ways. She adopts a flexible clinical approach, that draws upon useful concepts from various treatment modalities to provide a treatment experience that is individualised and meaningful for each person. She likes to work with people to develop a shared understanding of their experiences and goals, help them to embrace their personal strengths, and empower them to build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for them.
Caitlin also has experience in systemic behaviour support and clinical service design in complex service systems and recognise the impacts of systemic and ecological factors on individual wellbeing and functioning. She is passionate about social justice and advocating for neurodevelopmentally-informed systems and cultures that treat people as individuals and break down barriers to change.