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- Dr Suren is trained in family therapy
- Psychoanalytical and cognitive therapies
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Dr Suren Putter
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
MBChB, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, CCT in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Suren Putter is the Principal Psychiatrist and Director at Toowoomba Youth Mental Health Service,
Dr Suren started her medical career in South Africa where she worked as a General Practitioner in a small town before moving to Scotland where she trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In 2009, after working as a consultant in Lanarkshire, Dr Suren and her family moved to Toowoomba to begin work at the Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) at Queensland Health.
While at CYMHS she realised that the need for private psychiatric services for children and adolescents in Toowoomba was high. She started private practice sessions at Withcott Medical Centre, but it soon became clear that other than a psychiatrist, young people and their families also needed a child and family friendly environment to be welcomed to.
With this in mind, Dr Suren established Toowoomba Youth Mental Health Services at 205 West Street, Toowoomba, in August 2017.
Approaches and Values
Dr Suren believes in a evidence based, attachment informed and child centered approach. She has special interest in helping young people and their families with pervasive development disorders such as ASD, ADHD, and learning difficulties.
With over 20 years of experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr Suren Putter-Lareman has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis and other mental health difficulties.
As an experienced Psychiatrist, Dr Suren understands the important interaction of biological and psychological processes that underlay mental health problems in young people. As such, the best approach would often be combining physical treatments (such as medication) with psychotherapies.
Dr Suren is trained in Family Therapy, Psychoanalytical and Cognitive Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Theraplay®™, Synergistic Play Therapy®™, and Mentalization Based Therapy. She believes that no therapy is perfect for everyone and takes an individual approach with each patient and their family.
- Trauma and Attachement Based Therapies
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR®™)
- Family and Couples Therapy
BA Psych, PG Dip Psych, Mpsych (Clinical), MAPS, Clinical Supervisor, APS College of Clinical Psychologists Fellow
Liza is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults and families develop the skills needed to overcome adverse challenges. She has established a strong reputation for providing high quality assessment and individualised treatment programs for those presenting with psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Through almost a decade working in public, private and community mental health services, including Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Evolve Therapeutic Services and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (AODS), Liza has extensive expertise in engaging children, young people and their families to maximise treatment effectiveness.
As a Clinical Psychologist, Liza is able to provide clinical psychology rebates under Medicare and is a Private Health fund clinical psychology provider. She can also offer Proffessional Supervision for Psychology Registration Requirements.
Approaches and Values
Liza believes that the foundation for good mental health for children and young people are healthy and secure family dynamics where young people can develop skills and supports to face life’s challenges. Liza’s values the role of both the family and community in an individual’s journey to recovery.
Liza loves to work with her clients to explore ways to enhance an individual’s and family’s strengths to better solve current and future challenges. She is passionate about working with young people to develop skills and eventually process both single and multiple stressors and traumatic experiences which continue to impact wellbeing. She takes a respectful and collaborative approach to support young people in their recovery often drawing on the supports of community connections and current relationships.
Liza offers a range of mental health and behavioural supports including individual or dyadic therapy, attachment-based therapies, including Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) and Theraplay-based interventions, targeted emotional and mental health directed interventions, as well as family and couple work. Liza specialises in Trauma and Attachment Based Interventions.
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