Belinda Blecher trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London.
She completed two Masters degrees at the University of East London following her completion of a BA in psychology. Belinda then did a post grad diploma in Early Years Education.
Her special interest is in infant mental health and working clinically with children under 5 years old and those who care for them.
In London, Belinda worked at the Royal Free Teaching Hospital for 8 years in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, where she gained experience in a wide range of mental health issues and worked extensively with families in crisis. Belinda also worked as part of the babies in hospital team on the neonatal intensive care unit.
After arriving in Sydney in 2004, Belinda worked both at Sydney Children's Hospital and as the senior clinician at the Early Intervention Program of the Benevolent Society.
Belinda has supervised several primary and high school psychologists in the management and treatment of school-aged children.
Currently her work has been divided between working as a perinatal psychologist on the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Women, running a preschool consultancy service for early years educators, as well as a private child and adolescent psychology practice.
Belinda has lectured at the Institute of Psychiatry in Sydney and has run seminars for mental health professionals in numerous cities around Australia on working clinically with children under 5 years old.
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