Meet Dr Camilla Nguyen

Dr Camilla Nguyen, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, NZPS

Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist (Registered - Clinical Scope)

Camilla has multiple degrees in Psychology, which with her warm and bubbly personality and experience make her an extremely supportive, bright and engaging Child Psychologist. She has had experience working individuals and families across the age range, right up to adults, with mild, moderate and severe mental health challenges. She is highly professional and intelligent, using her knowledge to support decisions in assessment and therapy. Camilla is able to use a variety of therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, to name a few. She is also experienced in neuropsychological assessment and has spent the year supporting some of Auckland's most vulnerable youth in the education system to better psychological and school outcomes.

Dr. Camilla Nguyen is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist originally from Vietnam, raised in Sweden, trained in the United Kingdom and now permanently in NZ. Camilla trained under Professor Baron-Cohen (The Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge) and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents on the Autistic Spectrum, having previously been an ABA therapist then going on to developing and facilitating a Lego-based social skills program and completing research in the area. Camilla also has extensive experience in general clinical psychological health and challenges across the lifespan.

Camilla is warm, engaging and playful when needed, plus strong and compassionate. She is an experienced, solid Psychologist who is adept at making clear assessments and implementing therapeutic interventions that work.

Professional Qualifications
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Master of Science (Distinction), University of London, UK
- Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, University of Westminster, UK

- Nguyen, C., Winter, D. & Baron, H. (Submitted). 'Reliability of Self- and Parent-Report Measures of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Conditions in Specialist Mental Health Services. Autism (Journal)
- Nguyen, C. & Ronald, A. (2014). How do girls with low functioning autism compare to boys with autism and typically developing girls with regard to behaviour, cognition, and psychopathology? Scandinavian Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, 2(2), 55-65.
- Nguyen, C., Granville, J. & Chin, J. (2015). Service Evaluation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents of Children and Young People Attending the Child & Family Service, London: The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.
- Nguyen, C. & Kondel-Laws, T. (2015). Exploring the experiences of Clinical Psychologists in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The British Psychological Society: The Faculty of Children, Young People and their Families.

Conference Presentations
- Nguyen, C., Winter, D. & Baron-Cohen, S. (2015). 'Sociality in Autism: can LEGO® Therapy Increase Social Skills for Adolescents with Autism?’ Poster presented at the 21st. International Congress of Personal Construct Psychology, Hatfield, UK (14th July, 2015).
- Nguyen. C. (2006). Understanding British elite adolescent athlete’s sport involvement: achievement motivation, barriers, and coping. Paper presented at SportsAid Headquarter, London, UK

Memberships to Professional College/Boards
- Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)