Gillian HardieP.G.Dip. (Child and Family Psychology), M.Ed., B.A
“Registered Child and Family Psychologist”
Gill is a Registered Child and Family Psychologist, who specializes in child and adolescent mental health and education, with specific interest in parent training and intervention work.
Since 2007, she has worked as an International Consultant Trainer for the “Triple P: Positive Parenting Program”, a multilevel prevention and family intervention program developed at the University of Queensland, Australia. This role has involved facilitating training courses in countries and to diverse cultural populations within the UK, Canada and the USA. Gill teaches a wide range of professionals and organizations the theoretical and clinical skills that will assist them to consult more effectively with parents about behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children.
In recent years, she worked to establish a free school-based psychology service in Christchurch, providing for families, children and teaching personnel. This included support and treatment for a broad range of behavioural, learning/educational, mental health and parenting issues.
Her private consultancy at a Centre for Specific Learning Disabilities entailed co-facilitation of both children’s social skills groups and parenting courses. Post-graduate research with children with ADHD and sleep disorders and well as undertaking an extensive literature review of Model Treatment Programmes in Residential Youth Facilities (NZ Youth Justice System), has also broadened and enriched her scope of experiences.
She has also conducted screening interviews with children and adolescents for the “FRIENDS Programme” (a cognitive behavioural intervention programme in schools), seeking to identify those showing risk factors for anxiety and depression.
Gill is dedicated to empowering and motivating families to make change. She brings a high level of passion, energy and integrity to her work.