B.A.(Hons), MBA, DPsych (Clin), MAPS


I completed my undergraduate training in South Africa. My postgraduate training was at York University, Toronto, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Dean’s Honour Roll. My honour’s thesis was awarded the Ivana Guglietti-Kelly Prize for outstanding qualitative research. I completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, NSW. I am also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation.


My initial training was at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the Early Psychosis Unit, Toronto. In Australia, I trained at Macquarie University Psychology Clinic, at the Waverley Family and Child Community Centre, and at the Pain Management Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Since then, I have been working in private practice.


Fihrer, I. and McMahon, C. (2009). Maternal state of mind regarding attachment, maternal depression and children’s family drawings in the early school years. Attachment and human development, 11 (6): 537-556

Fihrer, I., McMahon, C., & Taylor, A. (2009). The impact of postnatal and concurrent maternal depression on child behaviour during the early school years. Journal of Affective Disorders, 119(1-3): 116-23

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