About Us

DR LAURA BENNETT

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, Clinical Lead, BPsych (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS, FCCLP, MCCN

Maroochydore

DR LAURA BENNETT

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, Clinical Lead, BPsych (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS, FCCLP, MCCN

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, Clinical Lead 

BPsych (Hons), DPsychClin, MAPS, FCCLP, MCCN

Laura completed her Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Queensland. She gained experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of clinical presentations in two hospital settings in Brisbane before moving into private practice on the Sunshine Coast.

Within her scope as a Clinical Psychologist, Laura is especially passionate about working with children, teens and young adults, helping them to navigate mood related difficulties such as anxiety and depression, as well as relational problems such as parenting and attachment, peer relationships, bullying, and self-esteem issues. 

Laura also works closely with Dr Johann Eloff and is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to children, teens and adults presenting with Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She has a special interest in working with girls with autism and enjoys supporting these clients and their families to better understand and manage the unique factors that relate to girls on the spectrum.   

As a Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, Laura has specialist training in how the brain works, particularly in terms of thinking, emotion and behaviour. Her qualifications in this area provide her with the advanced skills to assess and treat people of all ages with disorders that affect their memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving and decision-making.

Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for children, adults and older adults (including IQ and learning assessments) can be arranged with Laura to determine the following: 

  • IQ level
  • learning and academic/vocational strengths and weaknesses 
  • diagnostic clarification - specific learning disorder (e.g., dyslexia), Autism, ADHD
  • if your child is gifted or has an intellectual impairment
  • the impact of a mental health condition (e.g., depression or anxiety) on thinking and academic/vocational skills 
  • diagnostic clarification – dementia v normal ageing memory decline
  • the impact of a medical condition (e.g., traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, cancer treatments) on thinking and academic/vocational skills   

Laura enjoys working collaboratively with clients to develop a shared understanding of the presenting difficulties and tailoring interventions to suit each individual’s goals, circumstance and strengths. 

Booking an appointment with Laura is quick and confidential by phone with our client support team on (07) 5357 9108

Laura is recognised as a Clinical Psychologist by Medicare Australia and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and belongs to the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. 

​Published research papers authored by Dr Laura Bennett (nee Turner):

Lacherez, P., Turner, L., Lester, R., Burns, Z, & Wood, J. M. (2014). Age-related changes in perception of movement in driving scenes. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 34(4), 445-451. doi: 10.111/opo.12140 

Lacherez, P., Turner, L., & Wood, J. M. (2014). A mental rotation task increases thresholds to perceived motion. The 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference.

Turner, L. M., Liddle, J., & Pachana, N. A. (2016) Parkinson's disease and Driving Cessation: a Journey Influenced by Anxiety. Clinical Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2016.1215365  

Research awards received:

Elsie Harwood Aware 2016 by the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group for her thesis entitled “The Needs and Experiences related to Driving and Driving Cessation for People with Parkinson’s disease and their Families: Developing Approaches to Improve Outcomes”. 

Tian P.S. Oei Clinical Research Prize 2016 by the University of Queensland School of Psychology for the student deemed to have the best individual doctoral thesis in psychology. 

 

If you’re not sure who might be the best match for you, or you have any other questions, our friendly support team are always happy to help.

Contact us on (07) 5479 3538 during business hours or use our online booking form to schedule an appointment.

ABOUT US

At E&A, we are a group of compassionate psychologists who genuinely want to help you create change. Our two convenient locations are central Maroochydore and the Caloundra health precinct. Our aim is to see you find your best life, great relationships and goals that excite you. 

Contact Us

Maroochydore: 1A/68 Kingsford Smith Parade, Maroochydore 4558
Caloundra: 13 Mayes Ave, Caloundra, QLD, 4551
Birtinya: 201/67 Regatta Boulevard, Birtinya, 4575


Tel: Maroochydore: 07 5479 3538 Caloundra: 07 5438 9177 Birtinya: 07 5357 9108
Fax: Maroochydore: 07 5636 0967 Caloundra: 07 5636 0984