Dr Emily KWOK
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Nationally Accredited Mediator
PhD, M Psych (Forensic), BScAdv (Hons), Grad Dip Family Dispute Resolution, MAPS
Languages spoken: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Emily has been treating mental health disorders in children and adults in private practice for over ten years. She has a particular specialty in working with families, parents and children in family matters as well as children presenting with behavioural and social difficulties. Prior to private practice, Emily worked extensively in community-based settings treating patients with addictions such as drug and alcohol use and gambling. She also worked as part of a research team that investigated youth and adult offending, and their re-integration into the community.
As a forensic psychologist, Emily regularly conducts assessments for court purposes in both criminal and civil matters. She is also a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner who assists in family legal matters and works with separated couples to reach parenting agreements that are in the child’s best interests. Emily is a guest presenter for the Master of Forensic Psychology program at the University of New South Wales, facilitating its Dispute Resolution and Mediation workshop. Emily chaired the Dispute Resolution and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society from 2015 to 2019. She currently sits on the Committee of the Collaborative Working Party, Resolution, London. Emily has provided training in dispute resolution to mental health professionals and lawyers in Australia and New Zealand.
Emily’s PhD in Psychology examined the effectiveness of existing family law processes for the resolution of complex family disputes involving children. Her current PhD in Law investigates child protection policies in cross-border issues. Emily was Adjunct Fellow of the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University where she supervised medical students on mental health placements. She is a Fellow of both College of Clinical Psychologists and College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.