Joanne Garfi is a psychologist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in child and adolescent issues, including as a school psychologist, working in both primary and secondary schools providing specialised training to teachers. She has a special interest in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder and is well known for her work with childhood anxiety, behavioural disorders and developmental issues. She currently conducts workshops on school refusal around Australia. Joanne uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and skills development and prefers to take a whole person approach to treatment. Her emphasis when working with children is to have families and schools working together to bring about change.
"Excellent! Practical, applicable ... lots of great ideas to use in school going forward." "Loads of information and strategies to use both as a teacher and a mum." "Easy to relate to." "Very clear explanations with practical strategies that I can use in the classroom." "Lots of practical tips and resources."