Dr Catherine Udy

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Dr Catherine Udy

Clinical Psychologist

B. Psych(Hons), D. Psych(Clin), MAPS

Catherine has provided psychological services to children, adolescents and adults for over 10 years. Her experience includes work in public and private hospital inpatient units, university clinics and Community Mental Health Teams. Catherine has held a position in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for over 5 years, providing psychological services to children, adolescents and their families. In her role as Clinical Psychologist, Catherine provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for complex psychological issues that may present as emotional or behavioural concerns. In this capacity she also supervises post graduate Clinical Psychology Interns, and is an Honorary Associate of both Macquarie and Sydney Universities.

Catherine takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the nature and context of presenting issues. She values working collaboratively with parents, guardians and other care providers to bring about positive change within the young person’s world. Catherine specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and strives to stay abreast of research in a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches. She has a strong interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, completing her Doctoral thesis in childhood anxiety.

Catherine is also a published author in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Udy, C.M., Newall, C., Broeren, S. & Hudson, J.L. (2013). Maternal expectancy versus objective measures of child skill: Evidence for absence of positive bias in mothers’ expectations of children with internalising disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-013-9793-1