Dr Donna Hosford

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Donna Hosford

Children and young people face many ups and downs like the rest of us and taking a proactive approach to addressing these can facilitate positive outcomes and put them on a better path towards optimal well-being. I believe that we need to equip young people with strategies to cope their difficulties, whilst also helping them uncover their underlying strengths. I have been lucky to have had opportunities to work with young people and their families, internationally and at various locations within Australia. These experiences have helped me develop a unique perspective on the discipline of psychology and a better understanding of the numerous challenges faced by today’s young people and their parents.

When not at work, I spend as much time outside as possible, enjoying nature, jogging, or walking my puppy.  I can also be found shivering or sweating (depending on the season) at a nearby oval watching my children’s various sporting activities, poorly disguising that my Canadian upbringing has provided me with very little understanding of the rules of the cricket or footy world!

Further Information
Donna is a highly experienced Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist. Donna brings with her experience of working in South Africa, Sydney and Adelaide in public mental health settings, private and public school settings and private clinics. Donna has experience in treating a variety of psychological disorders in children and adolescents including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, conduct disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Donna has also worked with women experiencing perinatal and postnatal depression and anxiety. Donna adopts a family centred approach where appropriate. She is highly experienced in parent training, individual therapeutic approaches and family systems based interventions. Donna has a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality psychological services to achieve the best possible outcome for children, adolescents and families.
  • PhD Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Master of Science (cum laude) Clinical Psychology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (with distinction), University of Victoria, Canada
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychology Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Registered Medicare Provider
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor

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