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Biography

CateA graduate of the University of Sydney, Cate Wikner is a member of both the Clinical College and the Educational and Developmental College of the Australian Psychological Society. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) as a psychologist with endorsement in Clinical Psychology and Educational and Developmental Psychology.

Cate has worked in many fields of psychology. She was a police psychologist for seven years, and has extensive experience in working with victims of trauma. Since 2006, Cate has worked in private clinical practice treating clients of all ages with a range of psychological needs.

Cate uses a range of treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is also very comfortable with a psychotherapeutic approach which focuses on feelings and emotions and she holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Sydney. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is another line of evidence-based treatment that Cate uses to help rapidly process traumatic memories. Cate is also skilled in teaching parenting skills, communication skills and building self-esteem in clients. She routinely treats children with a range of mental health disorders, such as anxiety.

Cate has a special interest in gifted children. She completed her Certificate of Gifted Education at the University of NSW in 1999 and spent a year working at the Gifted Education Research Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC, UNSW) with gifted children, adolescents and their families. At GERRIC she developed an interest in the problems facing gifted children with learning disabilities and developed in-depth knowledge in this field.

Cate is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and APS Child and Family Interest Group. She is also a member of the EMDR Association of Australia.