Dr Emily Tilbrook

BA(Psych&Crim), BA(Hons), PhD
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

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Dr Emily Tilbrook is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 10 years of experience providing psychological intervention, assessment and training services.
Emily has a broad range of experience having worked in both metropolitan and rural/remote communities providing support to individuals and families experiencing a range of difficulties. Some of these difficulties include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, attachment distress, family separation and conflict (including family and domestic violence), self-esteem difficulties, substance abuse, suicide ideation, self-harm, and anger management.
In her work with individuals and families Emily uses a range of evidence based interventions such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, systems based interventions that combine understandings from social learning and attachment theories, schema therapy, mindfulness and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). 

Emily’s assessment experience includes both clinical and forensic assessments. In regards to forensic assessments Emily has experience completing assessment on parenting capacity, family functioning, fitness to stand trial, fitness to plea, risk of re-offending, risk of violence and risk of sexual abuse. Emily is also experienced in developmental assessments, suicide and self-harm assessments and personality assessments.
Emily also has extensive training experience having tutored and lectured at Edith Cowan University in both the criminology and psychology programs, provided human factors safety training to individuals in the mining and construction industry, and as a member of the learning and development group in her work as a psychologist for the department of child protection.

The Department for Communities – Acting Senior Consultant Psychologist, Provide Supervisory, Managerial, Clinical, Forensic and Organisational Services

The Department of Child Protection and Family Support – Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Providing Clinical, Forensic and Services.

Unison Safety – Psychologist Facilitating Human Factors Safety Training

Davidson Trahaire Corpsych – Psychologist Providing EAP services

Private Practice – Psychologist Providing Forensic Assessments for Family Court and the Department for Child Protection

Private Practice – Psychologist Providing Therapeutic Services

Edith Cowan University (School of Psychology and Social Sciences) – Sessional Tutor 

Edith Cowan University (School of Psychology and Social Sciences) – Senior Research Assistant

William Street Family Therapy Centre – Psychologist Providing Couples and Family Therapy

Midland Women’s Health Care Place – Counsellor Providing Therapeutic Assessments and Interventions to Individuals and Groups.

ECU Psychological Services Clinic – Trainee Psychologist

Edith Cowan University (School of Law and Justice) – Research Assistant

Edith Cowan University (School of Law and Justice) – Sessional Tutor and Lecturer

Combined PhD and Masters Degree (Clinical and Forensic Psychology)
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with a Double Major in Psychology and Criminology
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA

Awards and Memberships
Psychology Board of Australia
Australian Psychological Society 
Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship

Dear, G., Tilbrook, E., Hyde, P., & McAlpine, A. (2013). A Model for the Assessment of Parenting Capacity. Paper Presented within a Workshop on the Practice Guidelines for Single Expert Witness Investigations in the Family Courts at the 2013 APS Forensic Psychology Conference.

Tilbrook, E., Allan, A., & Dear, G. (2010, July). Psychological Theories of Help Seeking by Male Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse: Implications for Psychological Practice. Paper session presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne.

Allan, A., Tilbrook, E., & Dear, G. (2009, November). Culture as a Factor in Research about Men as the Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse. Paper session presented at the ANZAPPL 29th Annual Congress.

Tilbrook, E., Allan, A., & Dear, G. (2009, November). Intimate Partner Abuse of Men. Paper session presented at the ANZAPPL 29th Annual Congress.

Tilbrook, E., Allan, A., &, Allan, M. (2007, November). Public Perceptions of Gender Differences in Intimate Partner Abuse. Paper session presented at the Justice Policy and Practice Research Conference, Perth.

Clinical Interests
Trauma, Attachment Difficulties, Family & Couples Therapy, Anxiety, Depression (Including Postnatal Depression), Grief & Loss, and Parent/Teen Conflict.

Fees for clinical consultations can be found on www.cygnetclinic.com.au/fees

Medicare based referrals and self-referrals are accepted.




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