Sophie Jordan is a clinical psychologist in Brisbane.
Sophie is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of mental health conditions.
Separate to her clinical practice, Sophie provides a range of services to the legal sector including reports in family matters (Family Reports and mental health/personality assessments), child protection matters (social assessment reports), and criminal matters (presentence reports).
Sophie regularly provides reports to be used in:
- The Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia;
- The Queensland Children’s Court; and
- The State Magistrates, District, and Supreme Courts
Sophie also provides family dispute resolution, child-centred mediation services, and acts as an independent child-inclusive expert in child-centred mediation. Sophie is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Sophie has worked across the realm of family and children’s assessments with Psychlaw for many years contributing to Court reports, initially working as a psychology assistant and later while supervised before obtaining her full registration as a psychologist.
Sophie has completed comprehensive training in the preparation of Family Reports through the well-recognised Australian Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association. Sophie regularly meets with other report writers, Family Lawyers, psychologists, and social workers for professional and collegiate support and professional development. She maintains currency in her skills through attendance at high standard training in areas relevant to all aspects of family and children’s matters, including but not limited to domestic and family violence, child protection, the impact of separation upon children, difficulties with shared care arrangements, drug and alcohol problems, and the range of common scenarios that are seen within family disputes.
Sophie’s expertise in the mental health sphere means she is well placed to grasp issues of a psychological and psychiatric nature that occur with significant frequency in her client population, whether that is directly in clinical practice, when providing FDR or child-centred mediation, when acting as a child-inclusive expert, or when formulating evaluations for the Court in disputes involving families and children.
Sophie’s background in family, child and adult assessments and her experience across the Family, Children’s, and criminal Court systems is valued by the legal sector and by families when she provides expert assistance in understanding the complexities of needs as clients negotiate adjustments required during stressful interactions with the Court system.
Sophie accepts private referrals for Court reports, family dispute resolution, child-centred mediation as a child-inclusive expert, and therapy.
Sophie has a special interest in using her clinical skills to assist individuals and families undergoing the stressful transition of family separation. Sophie is a registered Triple P Provider, and is able to provide individual Triple P programs for both unified and separated families.
Sophie is also experienced in conducting assessments for conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning difficulties, and intellectual disability. She values the opportunity to provide recommendations from a holistic framework, and to collaborate with other professionals to help clients who require multi-disciplinary interventions.
Sophie has an interest and experience in the following areas:
- Family separation and divorce
- Family and relationship issues
- PTSD and Complex Trauma
- Eye-Movement Desensitisation-Rapid (EMDR) Therapy
- Self-harm and suicide prevention
- Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder
- Behaviour Management Training (Triple P)
- Assessment of severe and pervasive mental health conditions