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Emily Scanlan 

Registered Psychologist

Emily Scanlan

BA. Ec. Soc (Psych), MIL, MA, PG Dip (Psych) Applied Psych (Cert) 


Qualifications, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist

  • Associated Member of the Australian Psychological Society

  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner by the Department of the Federal Attorney General

  • Member of the Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners

  • Member of Resolution Institute

  • Member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland


Emily is a Psychologist and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She works with both couples and individuals at her practice


She uses evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. She is trained in Existential Therapy for clients who want to navigate questions around “a meaningful life”.  (For more see “Leading Minds” from Sydney University Alumni Magazine.)


Emily’s practice also specialises in supporting couples through separation and divorce. She comes from the perspective that it is possible for children to thrive and families to function well after divorce. Emily works closely with family lawyers to help minimise conflict and to move towards a resolution. Treatment may include;


Effective Communication for Co-Parents

  • transitioning children to two happy homes


Parenting plans

  • informed by childhood development and attachment


Family Dispute Resolution


On-going mediation -mediation as required to support reaching agreements on parenting matters as they arise


Issuing Section 60I certificates


Collaborative practice- working alongside lawyers in the role of “communications coach” to help minimise conflict, support mental health and facilitate agreement.


As part of her interest supporting mental health for academics and students, Emily served on the University of Sydney External Advisory Committee to the Government Faculty for over ten years as well as the University of Sydney Alumni Council.

Previous to her career in Psychology, she served as an Executive Level Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as a journalist with the ABC. She also holds a Masters in International Law and a Masters of Arts in Journalism.

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