Kirsten's Approach to Assessment
Kirsten has expertise in assessing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Her specialized knowledge and affirming approach means she delivers comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that cater to the unique needs of each individual.
Kirsten brings a personal dimension to her work too, as she has personal experience with ADHD. This lived experience allows her deeper insights and empathy for families and individuals that stem from her own journey.
Assessments are currently only available to anyone 18 years and older, comfortable with a Telehealth assessment.
Kirsten's Approach to Supervision
As an AHPRA approved supervisor and Ed & Dev endorsed, Kirsten specializes in providing supervision to Provisional Psychologist, Registered Psychologists and Ed & Dev Registrars.
Kirsten values discussions on self-care as a means to avoid burnout, fostering a nurturing and sustainable approach to their professional journey.
Special Interests: Burnout, ADHD & women in business.
Kirsten's approach to supervision is characterized by employing an integrative approach, drawing from various models to adapt her supervisory style according to the individual needs and developmental stages of her supervisees.
She encourages a focus on self-reflection, providing a supportive space for supervisees to explore their feelings, thoughts, and reactions during their work with clients
A Bit About Kirsten
MEMBERSHIPS & QUALIFICATIONS
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered Psychologist with Development Psychology Endorsement
AHPRA registered Primary & Secondary Supervisor
Master of Developmental Psychology (University of Melbourne)
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Member
Fellow, APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) Member
Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) Member
Kirsten Chalmers is the owner of myturn2talk and is an experienced psychologist and supervisor with a diverse background that has shaped her career today.
Originally from South Africa, she earned her honours degree in psychology in 1995 before embarking on a successful career in Human Resources at prestigious companies, where she worked in counselling, personnel management, recruitment, and training.
In 2001, Kirsten made the life-changing decision to migrate to Australia, where she continued her work in the corporate sector. Notably, she played a key role in managing the graduate recruitment program for Accenture and imparted her expertise in Interviewing Methodology to management staff across various countries, including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Korea.
Despite a successful career in the corporate world, Kirsten's passion for psychology led her to pursue further education. In 2005, while starting a family, she earned her Master of Educational & Developmental Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Her research on coping strategies of pre-schoolers was published in the journal Children Australia (vol 36 No 3).
In 2010, Kirsten followed her dream and established her own practice, where she has been providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and their families for over a decade. As an AHPRA approved supervisor with Development Psychology Endorsement, Kirsten specializes in offering guidance and support to fellow psychologists. Her areas of expertise include addressing depression and anxiety, behavioural and social challenges, parenting difficulties, and more.