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Emily Scanlan 

Registered Psychologist

Emily Scanlan

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


Emily Scanlan is a registered psychologist and director of CBD Psychology and Wellbeing. She works with couples and individuals at her practice as well as providing corporate workshops on topics such as Mindfulness, Resilience, Managing Stress and Adapting to Change. See more on workshops and corporate wellbeing.



Emily uses evidenced-based practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat:




Corporate burnout

She is also trained in Existential Therapy  for clients investigating deeper questions around meaning and purpose. Her approach is discussed at  “Leading Minds” from Sydney University Alumni Magazine.


Post Separation and Couples Work

She is experienced in couples and post-separation work (Gottman trained).

She works with parents who want to protect their children from conflict while navigating separation. Treatment typically moves through three stages

  1. Grief and recovery 

  2. Achieving clear, conflict free communication and establishing shared parenting

  3. Setting up two happy homes


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.

Corporate Wellbeing

Emily is an engaging public speaker and skilled group facilitator.

Her clients have included the Australian Defence Force, The Commonwealth Bank and the AFL as well as small businesses and NGOs.

Workshops can be tailored to the needs of the team.

Past topics include:

  • Mental clarity and resilience

  • Adapting to change

  • Creating courageous teams (leadership and ethics)

  • Preventing corporate burnout

  • Corporate culture- building Values, Engagement and Vulnerability


Professional Membership

Emily Scanlan is a registered psychologist with:

Australian Practitioners Health Association (APRHA) Associated Member of the Australian Psychological Society (AMAPS). 

Medicare  (Rebate for Mental Health Care Plan)

Private Health Insurance (check your level of cover for eligibility)


Professional Affiliations

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. As part of this commitment she has treated many students and academics with depression, anxiety and “writers block”.

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 is also an Associate of the Positive Psychology Institute

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