Meet Lisa Da Rocha

Lisa Da Rocha, BA., BA (Hons), M.A. Clinical Psych, MNZPS

Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Dual Registered - Clinical & Neuropsychology scopes)

Lisa is an experienced registered Senior Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with infants, children, adolescents and families in specialist hospital settings, mental health services and private practice. Lisa has provided specialist psychological help and cognitive/ neuropsychological assessment to children across all age ranges.

Lisa has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from overseas where she trained and worked for many years as a Clinical psychologist alongside Peadiatricians and medical/ mental health specialists in a Paediatric Hospital. She immigrated to New Zealand where she worked as Clinical Coordinator for a community child and family (CAFS/CAMHS) Mental Health Service and then joined Starship Children's Hospital as a Senior Clinical psychologist . Lisa has a wealth of experience in helping families with unique needs across a wide range of difficulties including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, ASD and Behavioural difficulties. She has a passion for working with families and uses an adaptable approach which is informed by best practice and evidence.

Lisa also has an interest, and years of experience in, cognitive/ neuro-psychological assessment. She is able to assess thinking and learning in children of all ages with an ability to use assessment results to formulate practical strategies to help children, families, schools and caregivers.

In addition Lisa has experience in Clinical supervision of other psychologist, interns and medical registrars. Lisa also has experience in running groups for young people with a variety of difficulties including coping with a medical conditions.

Professional Qualifications:
- Masters of Arts Clinical Psychology
- Hons Clinical psychology
- Bachelor of Arts
- Neuro-psychology specialist paper

Professional Memberships:
- NZ Psychologists Board (Clinical Scope)
- CZSANS (Psychology working group for children with cardiac conditions)