Madeleine Clark

Madeleine has experience working across private, community and inpatient mental health teams. In addition to working at The Redleaf Practice, Madeleine also works at The Children’s Hospital Network as part of their eating disorder family therapy team. Her work at The Children’s Hospital involves working with children and adolescents diagnosed with eating disorders as well as their families in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

Prior to working at Redleaf and The Children’s Hospital, Madeleine worked for two different Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) teams including the Blue Mountains and Western Sydney health district. This involved working with children and adolescents experiencing severe and complex mental health presentations. One of these roles, based at Redbank House involved working in an intensive manner with youth presenting in crisis. Madeleine has also previously worked in other private practice settings specialising in eating disorders.

Client ages
Children, adolescents and adults.

Primary areas of expertise
Eating disorders
Body image concerns
Depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder
Trauma

Therapy style and influences

Madeleine employs a collaborative and warm approach in therapy and views the therapeutic relationship as key to creating positive, meaningful change. She is trained in Family Based Therapy for anorexia (FBT/ The Maudsley model), Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E) for eating disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema therapy. While using an evidence-based approach is very important to her in treatment, Madeleine also understands that everyone’s needs are different and requires a flexible and individualised approach.

Publications/research

Clark, Madeleine & Bussey, Kay. (2020). The Role of Self-Efficacy in Defending Cyberbullying Victims. Computers in Human Behavior. 109. 106340. 10.1016/j.chb.2020.106340.

Hobbies

Madeleine enjoys anything about dogs (and welcomes you showing photos of yours), pilates, swimming and finding a good brunch spot.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Days at Redleaf

Tuesday & Friday

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