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ABOUT CHARISSA

DPsych (Clin), BBehSc (Psych Hons), GradDip (Psych), BASocSc (Psych), MAPS, MACPA

Dr Charissa Wong is a Clinical Psychologist with full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Charissa has worked with individuals across all walks of life, and spanning a broad range of ages and needs. Charissa has experience in various clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, forensic facilities, private clinics, and in the community.

Charissa works from a collaborative, compassionate, and thoughtful approach to support clients in making meaningful change, with the aim of improving their quality of life. She is dedicated to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment, and believes in working collaboratively with each client to develop an individualised treatment plan to cater to the client's needs.

Qualifications

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) 

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), First Class Honours

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (Psychology)

Professional Memberships

Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)

Endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist with the PBA

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

PBA Approved Clinical Supervisor

Research Endeavours

Wong, C. W., Schweitzer, R. D., & Khawaja, N. G. (2018). Individual, Pre-Migration, and Post-Settlement Factors in Predicting Academic Success of Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds: A 12-Month Follow-Up. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1-23.

Wong, C. W., & Schweitzer, R. D. (2017). Individual, premigration and postsettlement factors, and academic achievement in adolescents from refugee backgrounds: A systematic review and model. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54(5-6), 756-782.


Wong, C., Schweitzer, R., & Khawaja, N. (2016). Individual, Pre-Migration and Post-Settlement Factors, and Academic Potential, in Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds: A Cross Sectional Study. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wong, C., & Hansen, J. (2013). Assessing Children’s Reading Comprehension: Not all Measures are Alike. Unpublished Manuscript.

Charissa presented her Doctoral dissertation at the 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Golden Jubilee Conference.