Dr Jess Green
Jess is a warm, kind and experienced Clinical Psychologist, who has worked with children, adults and families since 2012 in a range of settings including the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, and in private practice. She has received a number of awards for excellence in therapy skills, clinical mental health research and leadership, and has published eight research articles examining child wellbeing.
Jess works collaboratively with her clients to establish a joint understanding of their difficulties, before forming goals and a treatment plan together which draws on therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, family systems and attachment-based approaches. Jess is passionate about providing high-quality evidence-based treatment that is tailored in accordance with individual values, including faith and cultural beliefs.
Jess has a particular interest in supporting parents during the challenging years of raising infants, pre-schoolers and primary aged children. Jess has significant experience in assisting parents to better understand and improve behavioural difficulties, anxiety and depression, and parent-child relationship problems. Jess has enjoyed leading Tuning in to Kids groups for the past six years, which provide a space for parents to connect around the struggles and joys of parenting whilst learning new skills in emotion coaching. Jess is also a registered facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting, a program which encourages parents to better understand and meet their child’s emotional and relational needs. The program looks at how to enrich each child’s emotional development and supports parents to “Delight In” and “Be With” their child while also exploring ways to be “Bigger, Stronger, Wiser and Kind”. Jess runs Tuning in to Kids and Circle of Security parenting groups at Valley Family Health, but is also able to teach these skills as part of individual parent sessions.
Alongside her work with children and parents, Jess has a special interest in supporting men and women to overcome difficulties related to their eating, weight or body image from a non-diet Health at Every Size (HAES) framework, helping them to find a way of eating and being that is sustainable, enjoyable and intuitive. She believes that recovery is possible for everyone, even those who have experienced difficulties for some time.
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Circle of Security Parenting® Registered Facilitator
Tuning in to Kids® Registered Facilitator
Member of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Member of the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group
Member of the APS Psychology of Eating, Weight and Body Image Interest Group