Dr Elbina Avdagic is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience. She has worked in a number of clinical and research roles in both public and clinical settings, such as Queensland Health, Griffith University and private practice. While Elbina’s current clinical work focuses on the area of adult mental health, she also has extensive experience working with families and children.
Elbina worked at the Family Interaction Program at Griffith University with families at risk of maltreatment where she was delivering the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent-Toddler Together, and Circle of Security parenting program. Her practice across community, hospital and private practice settings included working with a broad range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety disorders, behavioural difficulties, developmental disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment disorder and personality disorders. Elbina also conducted diagnostic, educational, adaptive behaviour, and cognitive assessments for individuals across the life span.
Elbina completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours before completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Griffith University Gold Coast. As part of her PhD, Elbina facilitated groups for individuals with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Elbina adopts a collaborative, client-centred, and strength-based approach in her clinical work to assist clients in creating positive changes in their lives. She uses a range of therapeutic interventions, such as CBT, mindfulness, ACT, attachment-based therapies, and motivational interviewing.
Areas of interest and experience:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-natal depression
- Grief and Loss
- Stress management
- Workplace stress
- Personality Disorders
- Solution -focused therapy
- Motivational Interviewing