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Psychologist/Guidance Officer and Principal of Psych4Schools Dip.Tch. (Prim.), Grad.Dip.Ed.Stud (Rdg.), BA (Hons), MAPS
Murray has extensive experience as a teacher-trained psychologist providing practical resources and advice to principals, teachers and school communities.
He has been a Victorian Department of Education Student Support Services Team Leader and a Regional Psychology Stream Leader. Murray consults privately to schools on a weekly basis, conducts a part-time private practice and works one day a week as a Professional Advisor for the Australian Psychological Society.
Murray has consulted in a number of specialised school settings and previously consulted with two private hospitals in Melbourne. His expert wellbeing knowledge has identified student needs in disadvantaged schools as well as schools in higher socio-economic areas.
Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Co-Founder of Psych4Schools BA, BSSc(Hons)(Psych), MEdPsych, MAPS
Zoe exited Psych4Schools in 2018.
About 50% of mental health and wellbeing issues begin in school-age children from 5 – 14 years of age, with psychosocial distress, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders the most common across Australia.
Hence, most classrooms have children with additional needs. It is not reasonable for teachers or school leaders to be experts on the many conditions, co-existing issues and family situations that impact on children and their learning. Psych4Schools aims to provide up-to-date practical support and expert knowledge.
Resources are designed to support teachers, school leaders, psychologists and other professionals to work more effectively with primary and junior secondary students, parents and colleagues. Resources are also available to parents/carers.
The best interests and wellbeing of the child is the primary focus of Psych4Schools.
Working with Children ebooklets and resources link wellbeing and management with teaching and learning, providing information and practical strategies to assist you to address individual student needs.
Our evidence-based resources have been reviewed and trialled by teachers, principals, school leaders, psychologists and other professionals in diverse school settings.