Many schools have qualified psychologists on their staff to assist with student wellbeing, future goal setting and career advice and testing that may be required.
There are times when a psychologist may not be available or suitable for the purposes of testing for giftedness. The website provided here is the search page from the Australian Psychological Society. Here you can search for psychologists who live within reasonable distance from your home. Before using their services, it is best to check whether they have ever worked with gifted children and are comfortable with various ability tests. Discuss with them your reasons for testing and what information is required - also, who would be the audience for any further discussions.
Psychometric testing for ability profiling is available from psychologists. Learn more about the testing instruments at the Psychology Society website.
Professionals who are known to QAGTC compilers for having experience with gifted children are listed below. This list is for information and does not carry any particular recommendation from QAGTC.
Name Phone number Location
Woodside Counselling and Guidance Centre (07) 3378 0888 Indooroopilly
Mary McGrath (07) 3371 0299 Red Hill
Coral Palmer (07) 3480 5583 Kallangur
Philip Trudinger (07) 3391 3733 Woolloongabba
John Worthington 0414 883 463 travels around Queensland
Craig Wright (07) 5526 1516 Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Kerry Marsh (07) 5549 1696 Willow Vale, Gold Coast
Julie Maunder 0407 197 523 Camp Hill