About Deirdre 

Deirdre Brandner is a highly respected Psychologist. Deirdre is skilled in working with children who experience social, emotional and academic difficulties. She prides herself on the ability to offer practical strategies and programs tailored to meet the needs of the child,  their family and the school. Due to her extensive experience, Deirdre has been able to establish a network of health professionals and knowledge of educational systems. Deirdre is renowned for her ability to quickly build rapport and trust with children and their families and is committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for her client. 

Deirdre is a fully registered psychologist (AHPRA) and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for over 20 years. Deirdre commenced her career as a teacher and as such has an exceptional understanding of the educational sector. Deirdre has a BA (Social Science) at Monash University and a post graduate in Child Adolescent Psychology from Melbourne University. Deirdre completed her Masters in Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne, of which she is an Honorary Fellow. Deirdre is a board approved supervisor for both Masters and Doctorate Psychology students. With her interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder Deirdre has also sought ongoing studies in both the UK and the USA.

Deirdre's knowledge and experience has led to role as an consultant presenter on ABC News Breakfast and a Guest Speakers in both hospital and educational settings. 


DipT (Primary) BA (Soc Sci) Grad Dip Child & Adol Psych., MPsychEd (MAPS)