Rachael K Tan

Clinical Psychologist in Perth, Australia

As a registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist, I am passionate about and have worked successfully with a variety of support systems of children in promoting:

• Positive behaviour (e.g., increasing compliance, strategies for the reduction of challenging behaviours, classroom behaviour management)

• Achievement of developmental milestones (e.g., toilet training, literacy and communication skills)

• Good mental health (e.g., managing anxiety-related issues such as separation anxiety and phobias)

• Working with/teaching children with Autism and other developmental disabilities


I currently work part-time for a not-for-profit organisation servicing children and adults with a disability, on a specialist Behaviour Support Team, as a Behaviour Support Clinician.

Over the past four years, in addition to providing consultative advice based on the principles of Positive Behaviour Support to parents, teachers, and other allied health therapists, I have also provided direct therapeutic intervention services to clients, and training workshops to both internal staff as well as parties external to the agency.

Prior to this position, I worked for a period of two-and-a-half years as a Case Manager for a private organisation providing therapeutic and tutoring services in the home for children with Autism and other learning difficulties.


I am also a guest contributor for articles requiring an expert opinion on matters related to child psychology on theAsianparent.com, the largest parenting website in South-East Asia, and am a Board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.


In working with adult clients, I most frequently utilise evidence-based therapeutic programs such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response prevention.


Please do not hesitate to contact me via email should you have any questions about my services, to schedule a complimentary initial meeting, or for information regarding my current availability and fee schedule.

  • Education
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Curtin University