Lois is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. She has worked in a range of hospital and community settings, including Royal North Shore Hospital in New South Wales and the Eating Disorders Program at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Western Australia.
Lois has experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and self-harm, body image concerns and eating disorders, emotion dysregulation and interpersonal problems. Lois' therapeutic orientations include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness. Lois works collaboratively with clients by focusing on the therapeutic relationship, helping clients to understand their problems and enhancing their coping skills to bring about positive change. In her work with children, adolescents and families she employs a systemic family therapy approach which focuses on the interactions and relationships within a family unit as opposed to the individual on their own.
Lois has also published and presented research at an International Eating Disorders Conference and is trained in Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa.