Emily Berger

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20132020

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Personal profile

Biography

Emily Berger is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Lecturer in Educational Psychology within the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Emily completed a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology and PhD at Monash University in 2014.

Emily has worked in various positions at Monash University for over 10 years. More recently, she worked as Research Fellow on a longitudinal project investigating the impact of a disaster on the wellbeing and academic outcomes of children, as well as investigating the psychological impacts on adults. 

She is a registered and endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (MCEDP). She is also a board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Emily takes on research supervision of honours, masters and PhD students within the areas of child and adult trauma, self-injury and suicidal behaviour, disadvantaged children and families, children in out-of-home care, domestic violence, therapeutic evaluation, teacher training and supervision, academic functioning, and trauma-informed practices.

Research interests

Research interests for Emily include child mental health and academic outcomes, self-injury and suicidal behaviour, child trauma and posttraumatic stress, disadvantaged children and children in out-of-home care, domestic violence and childhood outcomes, teacher training and supervision, and trauma-informed practices.

Monash teaching commitment

Emily Berger is a lecturer in Educational Psychology within the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her teaching commitments are across the Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology and the Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology and include:

  • EDF5569 - Advanced Practice in Educational and Developmental Psychology - Chief Examiner, Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
  • EDF4602 - Psychological Assessment - Chief Examiner, Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
  • EDF4600 - Interventions across the Lifespan - Chief Examiner, Unit Coordinator and Lecturer

Emily also undertakes research supervision of Masters of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology and PhD students. 

Supervision interests

Emily supervises a range of honours, masters and PhD projects. Her past supervision has included exploring the psychological impacts of a disaster event on children, young people and older adults, investigation of creative therapeutic approaches for trauma responding, and evaluation of trauma-informed approaches and training in schools.

Clinical activities

Emily Berger is a registered and endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist and board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (MCEDP). She has worked as a psychologist in school, hospital and private practice settings delivering mental health diagnosis and treatment to children and families.

She has experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder, anxiety disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression and other mood disorders, school refusal and adjustment related issues, eating disorders, self-injury and suicidal behaviour, and other behavioural, social and emotional concerns in children

Consulting

Emily offers training and supervision to teachers and mental health professionals regarding childhood trauma intervention and management in schools, school policy development regarding high-risk behaviours and trauma among students, self-injury and suicidal behaviour responding and intervention in schools, and assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological, academic, social and behavioural concerns of children. 

Emily also offers consultancy regarding research methods and evaluation of school-based interventions concerning childhood trauma, self-injury and suicidal behaviour, disadvantaged and vulnerable children, disengaged children and children in out-of-home care, academic performance and post-school outcomes, and parent and teacher training and supervision.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

1 Mar 200831 Oct 2008

Psychology, Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/PhD

1 Jan 20111 Oct 2014

Psychology and Criminology, Bachelor of Arts, MONASH UNIVERSITY

1 Mar 200531 Oct 2007

Research area keywords

  • child mental health
  • self-injury
  • resilience
  • posttraumatic stress
  • teacher training
  • child trauma
  • trauma-informed schools
  • domestic violence
  • suicide
  • disasters
  • disadvantage
  • poverty
  • educating for diversity and inclusion
  • enhancing health and wellbeing
  • transforming teaching and learning

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Projects

Research Output

A qualitative analysis of the experiences, training, and support needs of school mental health workers regarding student trauma

Berger, E. & Samuel, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Psychologist. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Systematic review of the educational experiences of children in care: children's perspectives

Townsend, I. M., Berger, E. P. & Reupert, A. E., Apr 2020, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 111, 10 p., 104835.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A mixed-methods study of psychological distress following an environmental catastrophe: the case of the Hazelwood open-cut coalmine fire in Australia

Maybery, D., Jones, R., Dipnall, J. F., Berger, E., Campbell, T., McFarlane, A. & Carroll, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Hazelwood Health Study Schools Study: Report of Round 2 Qualitative Findings

Allen, S., Carroll, M., Berger, E., Maybery, D. & Campbell, T., 31 Jan 2019, Melbourne: Hazelwood Health Study Team. 32 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access
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Activities

  • 4 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Dealing with childhood adversity and trauma in educational settings

Emily Berger (Invited speaker)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Disadvantage and trauma in Australian youth

Emily Berger (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Gippsland Collaborative Centre for Innovation, Research and Practice Seminar 2018

Emily Berger (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Gippsland Collaborative Centre for Innovation, Research and Practice Seminar 2018

Emily Berger (Speaker), Matthew Carroll (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

How parents can support and talk to children during COVID-19

Emily Berger

25/03/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Mental health and resilience in the time of COVID-19

Emily Berger

23/03/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Parenting in the current COVID-19 environment

Emily Berger

23/03/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Trauma-informed practice in schools

Emily Berger

20/02/20

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment