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Vera Auerbach trained as a Psychologist at the University of NSW, majoring in Psychology and Philosophy (BA – Psych) and Sydney (MA – Psych). She completed her clinical training at Wollongong University (M Clin. Psych) with a special interest in mother-baby issues. Vera also completed a two-year counselling training with the Institute of Counselling, and a two-year Family Therapy Diploma.  Vera has been an accredited Supervisor for Intern Psychologists with the NSW Registration Board since July 2006.

Her main focus concerns diagnostic and clinical issues. She specialises in working with children under 5 years of age, and adults wanting psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Vera is happy to see individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples or families.  Vera facilitates long-term psychotherapy and mothers groups.

Memberships:

  • The Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  • The  APS College of Clinical Psychologist

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association

  • The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health

  • APS – Psychoanalytically Oriented Interest Group

Background/Specialties:

Vera has a number of specialty areas, most recently attachment issues.  She trained in the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and the Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure (SSP).  This followed her work in the area of Postnatal Depression and reproductive issues concerning women in general (e.g. IVF, Endometriosis, infertility and miscarriages).

Vera has worked in Adult Psychiatry as a Clinical Psychologist since 1990. She also worked at Westmead Hospital part-time as Clinical Psychologist on the Early Intervention team, part of the Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry Department (Redbank House).  Referrals for attachment issues, settling, and crying are most welcome, as are separation difficulties, ADHD or oppositional behaviour.

Vera has expertise in working with children and adolescents in a number of frameworks. At Redbank House she worked with children under 5 years of age and their parents specialising in treating cases of non-organic failure to thrive, sleep/feeding problems and behavioural/compliance problems in infants and toddlers.

Vera also offers psychoanalytic play therapy to children, as well as parent-infant psychotherapy. She has worked as a child sexual assault counsellor in the past and considers herself a specialist in this area, as well as working with adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.  Vera specialises in providing long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy services when appropriate, as this service is no longer provided in the public health sector.

Vera was involved in the setting up the Group Analytic Society (Sydney), and was President from 1998 – 2000.  More recently she became involved with the Parent Infant Foundation of Australia, 2001-2003.

Vera has always tried to promote health care for all and remains committed to providing the best possible standard of care at reasonable rates. Her fees are negotiable for this reason.

Vera is the Principal of GLPC, which she set up in 2000.  Our Associates have been carefully selected and screened to fit in with the centre and its philosophy.