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SILVIA BENOVIC

BA, Grad Cert Fam Med, Grad Dip Soc, Grad Dip Fam Thpy, Post Grad Dip Psych, MPsych (Clin)

Silvia is the Director of BlueSky Psychology. She is a Clinical Psychologist who has been offering counselling to individuals and families for around 20 years. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. She has obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and holds graduate qualifications in counselling, mediation and family and relationship therapy. Her past research has focused on relationship satisfaction, happiness and improving quality of life.

Silvia has worked as a Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor and Family Therapist with adults, children, adolescents and families in a range of organisations in New South Wales, South Australia and the United Kingdom. These settings have included Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Centrelink, employment services, the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Initiative, the University of New England, Youth and Parent Services and a number of family centres. She has also offered counselling at and managed a busy Women’s Health Centre in Parramatta, and consulted for a busy GP Practice in Sydney.

Silvia has experience assessing and treating issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, obsessions/compulsions and post-traumatic stress. She has also has considerable experience in treating couple and family problems, child/adolescent behavioural and emotional issues, complex grief reactions, eating disorders and the effects of sexual, emotional and physical abuse. She can assist individuals with stress management, assertiveness, work related concerns, confidence and self-esteem building, as well as improving communication and conflict resolution skills. Her preferred forms of therapy include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy, but she also has training and experience in many other forms of therapy.

Silvia is regularly invited to appear on television as an expert guest, and is frequently quoted in local and National newspapers providing commentary from a Psychological perspective.

Some of her recent media contributions appear below:

25th September 2013: Today Tonight– Channel 7- AskFm. (Reporter: Amy Taeuber)

12th February 2013: Seven News – Channel 7 –Snapchat Catching out Youngsters. (Reporter: Marija Jovanovic)

22nd December 2012: The AdvertiserGrowing up in the age of gadgets. (Journalist: Genevieve Meegan)

21st December 2012: Today Tonight – Channel 7 – Christmas Stress. (Reporter: Paul Makin)

5th September 2012: Today Tonight – Channel 7- Facebook- Naked Selfies. (Reporter: Lucy Polkinghorne)

24th-30th June 2012: Sunday Mail (Sunday Magazine) – Don’t worry be happy (if only). (Journalist: Genevieve Meegan)

1st June 2012: Today Tonight – Channel 7 – Facebook Addicts. (Reporter: Lucy Polkinghorne)

19th May 2012: Herald Sun/Daily Telegraph Liar, Liar, our Pants are on Fire. (Journalist: Neil Keene)

30th April 2012: Today Tonight – Channel 7 – Celebrity Obsession. (Reporter: Lucy Polkinghorne)

13th April 2012: Ten News – Channel Ten – Celebrity Worship. (Reporter: Kate Taeuber)

28th November 2010: Sunday Mail – Toddler ‘talk’ with no words. (Journalist: Sarah Mennie)

21st November 2010: Sunday Mail Game’s new look. (Journalist: Jess Haynes)

12th October 2010: The AdvertiserFight for freedom- Mental health main concern. (Journalist: Tom Zed)

6th June 2010: Sunday Mail – Boys to men: the uncertain journey. (Journalist: Sarah Mennie)

30th May 2010: Sunday MailOur real-life careers can’t deliver their fantasy lifestyle, says quartet. (Journalist: Sarah Mennie)

BlueSky Psychology Level 10, 108 King William Street, Adelaide South Australia 5000. Phone 08 8212 3944

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