Psychiatric services for Children and Adolescents

By: Dr Shannon Morton  18-Aug-2012
Keywords: Child, Psychiatry, Psychiatrist

Dr Morton graduated both a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and Medicine with first class honours, at the University of Queensland. She is a qualified Psychiatrist with sub-specialty training in children and adolescents.

She is qualified to treat all mental health and behavioural disorders from a biopsychosocial framework, including ordering medical tests, prescribing medication, and providing individual, family, or group psychotherapy. She is also mother to two spirited kids of her own.

Dr Morton has additional skills in:

  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Art Therapy

She also has research experience in:

  • Self-injury in adolescents
  • Neuro-imaging, emotional mirror neurons, and attachment theory
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

Dr Morton is passionate about connecting with young people, supporting families, finding creative ways to transform suffering, uncovering hidden strengths, and helping kids to reach their full potential in the world.

Keywords: Adolescent, Child, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry