Stephanie Di Giovanni
1. Masters of Psychology - Curtin University
2. Bachelor of Psychology - Curtin University
Steph is a registered psychologist who is currently working in a private practice with children, teenagers and their families. She has specific knowledge about childhood development and mental health disorders, as her normal duties include: diagnosing mental health conditions (e.g. ADHD, learning disabilities); counselling young people experiencing mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger); teaching parents strategies to help their children; liaising with other professionals (e.g. teachers, doctors, lawyers, health workers) and running group therapy programs.
Steph completed a bachelor degree in psychology and a one year master degree in professional psychology at Curtin University. Prior to her current job, she worked as a disability support worker, a child protection worker and as a counsellor.
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This episode features 26-year-old Provisional Psychologist – Stephanie Di Giovanni, who is currently working in a private practice with children, teenagers and their families. Steph’s focus is on childhood development and mental health disorders, and her role demands her completing a variety of tasks, such as conducting psychology assessments, diagnosing mental health conditions, counselling young people experiencing mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger) and running group therapy programs.
Top Questions for Psychologist:
1:18 – Did you always want to become a Psychologist?
2:46 – what options did you consider when it came to selecting a university to study Psychology?
4:21 – what is the best combination for a double major?
5:28 – How intense is the study during university?
7:33 – what should you know before pursuing this pathway?
8:36 – is studying general psychology subject in highschool sufficient for University?
9:44 – how many hours do you work in a week?
11:07 – What kind of pay can you expect in this career?
13:07 – what is difficult about the job?
14:57 – Do you have any advice for students wanting to pursuit this career pathway?