CNS Consulting

 

   

John Andrew Said     Dr Patricia Kent      Kimberley Wigg

 

 

 

John Andrew Said

BA [ANU],   Dip Soc. Sci., [Flinders],  M. Psychol. [Sydney]

I am a qualified clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with 40 years experience in clinical psychology, including 31 years specialist experience in clinical neuropsychology.  I am a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists, the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, which are specialist colleges of the Australian Psychological Society.

 

I have been head of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology services in major teaching hospitals in Adelaide and Sydney and has taught clinical psychology and neuropsychology at masters level at universities in Adelaide and Sydney. 

 

For the past 19 years I have been in full time private practice working with children, adolescents and adults providing a wide range of assessment and treatment services in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology.  

 

I no longer take new clients for neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment but I do see any past clients for review, including reviews that involve these types of assessments.

 

I continue to take referrals for clinical psychology treatment for clients of all ages and I continue to accept new referrals for medico-legal clinical psychology assessment [ie in relation to psychological injury] for clients of all ages.

 

 

Dr Patricia Kent

Pat is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.  She has been working in private practice since 1998.  This has included contracts with the Memory Disorders Clinic and Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as involvement with clinical trials for different types of dementing illnesses at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Pat has also been involved as a consultant on a Memory Screening Project, jointly organised by Alzheimer’s Australia South Australia and Masonic Homes.  Experience includes cognitive assessment, the management of anxiety and depression, and has incorporated a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive-behaviour therapy, and clinical hypnosis.  Pat has been a Clinical Associate with CNS Consulting since 2008. 

 

Pat also has experience working as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Adelaide Health Service providing services to elderly psychiatric inpatients, as well as community clients.  In addition to conducting cognitive assessments, and managing anxiety and depression, Pat has presented evidence to the Guardianship Board in order to protect the rights of individuals.  

 

As a member of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis, Pat is extensively involved in the promotion of hypnosis in South Australia, and with training professionals in the theoretical and practical applications of hypnosis. 

 

Pat’s PhD thesis was on the early detection of dementia and was titled “Are deficits in naming and construction performance preclinical symptoms of dementia?”  Consequently, Pat has a particular interest in and expertise in the early detection of cognitive difficulties.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis

Doctor of Philosophy

 

Professional Associations

Pat is a member of the following professional organisations :-

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

APS College of Clinical Psychologists

International Neuropsychological Society

Australian Society of Hypnosis

South Australian Society of Hypnosis

 

Pat’s individual website can be found at www.patriciakentpsychology.com.au

Kimberley Wigg

 

B. Psych. (Hons) M. Psych. (Clin Neuro) MAPS

 

Kim is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and has endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a qualified supervisor for other psychologist’s in training. Kim has always been passionate about working with children and better understanding how neurological dysfunction can impact upon development. She works hard with families to gain clear understanding of the child’s cognitive and learning needs and how to best support them.

 

She has experience working in the Kids Rehab department and NF1 clinic at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, as well as the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. Currently, Kim works part time for the Department of Education and Child Development and has gained specialisation and expertise in working with children and young people with additional and complex needs.

 

Kim has experience working in school and pre-school contexts, working with children with developmental difficulties, including ASD, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, speech and language disorders and trauma backgrounds. She also works with children that present with comorbid cognitive and medical needs including epilepsy, stroke, FASD, encephalopathy and other neurological disorders.

 

Kim’s Master’s thesis involved investigating the cognitive profile of children with Achondroplasia while at Westmead Children’s Hospital. Her study titled “The Neuropsychological Function of Children with Achondroplasia” was published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics in 2016.

 

Contact Details:

CNS Consulting

Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Rd.

Glenunga, SA 5064

(08) 8379 8300

Email: jas@cnsconsulting.com.au   pat@patriciakentpsychology.com.au kimberley@neuroconnectsa.com.au

Psychologists at CNS Consulting are Members of the Australian Psychological Society and subscribe fully to APS ethical standards.