Working directly and indirectly with hundreds of families each year, my mission is for parents to enjoy the journey. By delivering over 20 years' of paediatric psychology content from my brain straight onto your computer or phone screen, I'm getting my message out to more parents than ever before! This ripple effect means that even more kids will reach their full potential thanks to their parents prioritising what's important and being equipped with the skills required to support them.
This is me...
Registered Paediatric Psychologist with over 11 years' clinical experience
Founder of Northern Centre for Child Development & Hawthorn Centre for Child Development
Founder of the Centre for Child Development SOS Feeding Clinic
Circle of Security Parenting (TM) trained
Valued board member of the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association
Member of Australian Psychological Society
"There are very few things in my job that I love more than seeing parents reflect on their skills and start to see success in their parenting"
Photo credit: Monika Berry, taken of the panelists at the Nature One Dairy event in 2019
Hi, I’m Amanda Abel - a paediatric psychologist, mum, registered SOS feeding therapist, and founder of Northern Centre for Child Development (NCCD) and Hawthorn Centre for Child Development (HCCD) – multidisciplinary paediatric practices in Melbourne. Working directly and indirectly with hundreds of clients each year, my mission is for every child to achieve their best outcomes by equipping families, educators and health professionals with the tools they need to help kids thrive.
Appearing on Channel 7 and 9 News and regularly featuring in print media, I contributed to Finch Publishing’s “Working Mums” book, where I shared my insights about juggling a business and parenting. So, to the busy parents out there – I get you!
Clinically, and as you’ll see in my courses, I draw on my own experiences of being a parent along with my extensive training and well-honed skill set to get families thriving. Having worked with families for almost two decades, as a psychologist for the past 12 years in a variety of settings, and a valued board member of the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association, I love building the confidence of the adults in the lives of children so that they can connect meaningfully, help them reach their full potential, and live a life that reflects their values.