Amy Lai

Amy Lai


Language:
Hokkien, Mandarin, Taiwanese

Location:
Melbourne, Australia

Qualification:
ALM-pre (Harvard, USA)
BBiomed (Melb)
DipMus (Melb)
MHospMgt (Cornell, USA)
PostGradDipPsych (FedUni)

Description:

Amy Lai (founder and director of Early Life Psychology / paediatric psychologist)

Amy (MAPS) is a fully registered psychologist with an extensive clinical experience working with children and young people. 

Amy has worked closely with children and family from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including those who suffer from complex trauma and family violence. Amy has worked in major hospitals, private practice, primary schools (Department of Education and Training), and community health organisations.

Professional Registration

  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registered psychologist

Qualifications

Amy attended Harvard University (USA) to pursue further study and research in child psychology after completing Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and Diploma in Music in Australia. Amy also completed a Master in Hospitality Management at Cornell University (USA).

  • ALM- pre (Harvard University, USA)
  • MHospMgt (Cornell University, USA)
  • PostGradDipPsych (Federation University, Australia)
  • GradDipPsych (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • BBiomed (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • DipMus (The University of Melbourne, Australia) 

Affiliations

  • member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • member of the Australian Music and Psychology Society (AMPS)
  • professional member of ABiA (Autism Behavioural Intervention Association)
  • member of the Australian Psychological Society Disaster Response Network  

Other Professional Accreditations

  • ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Therapist Training Certificate 
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Practice Certificate in Disaster Support
  • CBT Australia Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK) performance diplomas in piano, flute and violin
  • registered children’s yoga teacher certificate from a registered yoga school for children with yoga Australia / yoga alliance UK / the Canadian yoga alliance / yoga alliance USA 

Continuous Professional Development Accreditations

  • Harvard Medical School Online Training Certificate in Cognitive Fitness
  • Harvard Medical School CME (Continuing Medical Education) Certificate in Down Syndrome: Health Care Updates for the Primary Care Paediatrician
  • Harvard Medical School CME (Continuing Medical Education) Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting
  • Harvard Medical School CME (Continuing Medical Education) Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorders
  • Harvard Medical School CME (Continuing Medical Education) Certificate in Sex, Sexuality, and Gender: Children and Adolescents
  • University of Cambridge Continuing Education Certificate in The Psychology of Adolescence: Brain and Behaviour

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise

  • antisocial behaviour / difficulties socialising or interacting with others / traits of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • attention & concentration problems / hyperactive behaviour / traits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • behavioural management
  • complex childhood trauma
  • cultural adjustment or adaptation problems 
  • emotional regulation difficulties
  • interpersonal relationship difficulties
  • mood disorder (e.g., anxiety, depression) 
  • motivation and attitude to change 
  • parenting skills training
  • problem-focused approach
  • disaster support (working with individuals and communities affected by disasters and emergencies in and outside of Australia)

Therapeutic Approaches and Interventions 

Amy has exceptional psychological training and skills in diagnosis, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Amy focuses on evidence-based interventions with a foundation in attachment, strength, system, and drive theory, include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative Therapy (NT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Play Therapy 

Amy is fully trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – an autism-specific therapy; Amy offers an early intervention ABA program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Amy provides comprehensive group programs incorporating evidence-based interventions and fun activities for children and parents.

Amy is extremely passionate about mental health in children and young people, and has the ability to engage easily with children.

Amy would like to bring her knowledge, skills, training, and expertise to work with you and your child / children. 

Amy is fluent in Chinese, Hokkien, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.


** Please call 0423 200 210 or email: admin@earlylifepsychology.com to make an appointment.


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Amy Lai (Early Life Psychology 創辦人 / 院長 / 兒童心理醫療專家)

Amy 是一位在澳大利亞合法登記並且擁有豐富臨床經驗的兒童心理醫療專家 。 

Amy 經常與來自不同文化和社會經濟背景的兒童和家庭密切合作,包括遭受複雜創傷和家庭暴力的兒童和家庭。Amy 曾在大型醫院、私立診所、小學、和社區衛生組織工作。

專業執照註冊

  • 澳大利亞衛生從業者監管機構 (AHPRA) 合法登記

資歷

Amy 在取得澳大利亞墨爾本大學醫學院生物醫學學位和墨爾本大學藝術學院音樂表演文憑之後,遠赴美國哈佛大學研究所碩士班專攻兒童心理學;Amy 也持有美國康奈爾大學酒店管理專業的碩士學位。

  • ALM- pre (Harvard University, USA)
  • MHospMgt (Cornell University, USA)
  • PostGradDipPsych (Federation University, Australia)
  • GradDipPsych (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • BBiomed (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • DipMus (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

會員 / 隸屬機構

  • 澳大利亞心理學會 (APS) 註冊會員
  • 澳大利亞音樂與心理學會 (AMPS) 註冊會員
  • 澳大利亞自閉症行為干預協會 (ABiA) 專業會員
  • 澳大利亞心理學會災難響應網絡 (Australian Psychological Society Disaster Response Network) 註冊會員

專業認證

  • 自閉症特定療法應用行為分析 (ABA) 治療師培訓證書
  • 澳大利亞心理學會 (APS) 災難支持實踐證書
  • 澳大利亞認知行為協會 (CBT Australia) 兒童和青少年認知行為療法證書
  • 英國皇家音樂學院聯合委員會 (ABRSM) 認證的鋼琴、長笛、和小提琴表演文憑
  • 澳大利亞瑜伽聯盟 / 英國瑜伽聯盟 / 加拿大瑜伽聯盟 / 美國瑜伽聯盟的綜合註冊瑜伽學校認證的兒童瑜伽老師證書

長期職業生涯專業培訓認證

  • 美國哈佛大學醫學院「思維認知與心理健康」培訓證書
  • 美國哈佛大學醫學院「唐氏綜合症小兒科醫師更新培訓」CME 證書
  • 美國哈佛大學醫學院「焦慮症的評估和治療」CME 證書
  • 美國哈佛大學醫學院「抑鬱症的評估和治療」CME 證書
  • 美國哈佛大學醫學院「兒童和青少年的生理性別、性傾向和性取向」CME 證書
  • 英國劍橋大學「青少年心理學: 大腦發育與行為發展」專業進修證書

專長與專業領域

  • 反社會行為 / 與他人社交或互動困難 / 自閉症譜系障礙特徵
  • 專注能力和集中注意力問題 / 過度活躍的行為 / 注意力不足過動症特徵
  • 行為管理
  • 複雜的兒童期創傷
  • 文化調整或適應問題
  • 情緒調節困難
  • 人際關係困難
  • 情緒障礙 (例如: 焦慮、抑鬱)
  • 改變的動力和態度
  • 育兒技能培訓 / 親子關係輔導
  • 解決複雜問題之技能培訓
  • 澳大利亞海內外緊急災難諮詢和醫療

治療計劃與干預方法

Amy 在診斷、評估、早期干預、和治療方面都具有出色的心理訓練和技能。

Amy 專攻以依附理念、個人優點、系統、和動力為基礎的循證干預治療,包括:

  • 接受和承諾療法 (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) 
  • 自閉症特定療法應用行為分析 (ABA)
  • 認知行為療法 (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 
  • 情感 / 情緒重點療法 (Emotion-Focused Therapy) 
  • 動機訪談 (Motivational Interviewing) 
  • 敘事療法 (Narrative Therapy) 
  • 解決方案重點療法 (Solution-Focused Therapy) 
  • 藝術療法 (Art Therapy) 
  • 音樂療法 (Music Therapy) 
  • 遊戲療法 (Play Therapy) 

Amy 完成了自閉症特定療法應用行為分析 (ABA) 的全程培訓;Amy 專門為自閉症的孩子和家庭提供完整的早期干預 ABA 計劃。

Amy 為兒童和父母提供綜合的團體治療,包括以循證干預為中心而設計的有趣活動。

Amy 對兒童和青少年的心理健康充滿熱情,並且具有與兒童輕鬆互動的能力與優越條件。

Amy 誠摯的希望以自己專業的知識和技能幫助您和您的孩子。

Amy 精通中文 / 普通話、福建話、和台灣話。


** 請致電 0423 200 210 或發送電子郵件至 admin@earlylifepsychology.com 進行預約。


Tags:

  • child psychology; ASD; ADHD; anxiety; mood disorder; school refusal; behavioural management; emotional regulation; parenting

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Tuesday to Thursday by appointment


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Amy Lai

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Monday and Friday 9am to 7pm


Tuesday to Thursday by appointment


Please email: admin@earlylifepsychology.com to discuss further.