Kids Are Kids! Clinical Psychologist Receives Scholarship

At the Perth Convention Bureau Aspire Scholarships Awards breakfast recently, Kids Are Kids!’ Senior Clinical Psychologist Tiffany Rochester was the 2014 winner of the ‘Giving West Conference Scholarship’  award.

The scholarship will allow Ms Rochester to broaden her knowledge and networks by attending an  International Conference of her choice. Her research will provide her with the opportunity to share learnings  with relevant stakeholders, and outline opportunities for WA.

“I am thrilled to be recipient of this year’s scholarship award, I will be attending the Association of Contextual  Behaviour Science World Conference in Berlin next year, followed by a week visiting the University of Milan,  with whom I am collaborating with in research”, said Tiffany.

Tiffany has been working as a Psychologist since 2002 and as a Clinical Psychologist since 2006. She works with parents to achieve sustainable change in families and draws from an evidence-based contextual behaviour approach, including Functional Behaviour Analysis and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

The Giving West Aspire Scholarship is run under the auspices of Perth Convention Bureau’s Aspire Program and is an initiative that is open to all WA not-for-profit (NFP) organisations annually. Tiffany said the scholarship will bring much value to Kids Are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre by broadening her own knowledge. “This scholarship will keep Kids Are Kids!’ Psychology services at the cutting edge of evidence-based practice, in addition to Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy,  to families with disabilities or developmentally delayed children”, she said.

Tiffany and CEO of Kids Are Kids!, Jane Barker, express their sincere gratitude to Giving West, who have funded this scholarship, and to the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) with its Aspire Program, making a difference to the conference matter in our State. Tiffany won the award by researching an international conference that has the potential to be staged in Western Australia and presenting a brief case as to why the conference could be held in WA.

Tiffany continues her work at Kids Are Kids!, “At Kids Are Kids I get to be part of something ‘bigger’, working with a team of professionals all committed to serving the needs of our client-families whose journeys I feel so honoured to share in”, meanwhile she is looking forward to her impending trip to Berlin and Milan.