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For those of you who don't know me, my name is Emily Hanlon (formerly Habelrih), otherwise known as, The Playful Psychologist! I am a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, based in Sydney Australia. I have a specific interest in autism and developmental delay. I have experience providing individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of difficulties including Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood-related disorders, anxiety, and other behavioural concerns. I draw on my own personal experiences of having an autistic brother, and use my unique first-hand experience, to facilitate my own therapeutic practice. 

I started The Playful Psychologist to share my love of creativity within my work! I love to share my ideas, and I also love learning from others. As a psychology student, and a young psychologist, I always wished I had somewhere to turn for inspiration - and that is what I hope to do for educators, parents, and psychologists alike! 

My aim as a psychologist is to redefine behaviour and reevaluate the way we look at emotions, while also supporting the next generation of allied health clinicians.

On each of my pages, you can filter your search to make it easier to find resources that best suit you as either a parent, allied health clinician, or teacher.  

To check out my range of clinical resources, click here.

To check out my range of pre-recorded workshops & courses, click here.​

Published Research

I have a range of clinical research that has been published, as well as being a co-author of a book. You can check these publications out below.

Psychological Well-Being and Its Relationships with Active and Passive Procrastination.

Emily A Habelrih & Richard E Hicks (2015)

Click here for the full article.

A Study of the Wellbeing of Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Sibling Efficacy, Positive and Negative Affect, and Coping Strategies.

Emily A Habelrih, Richard E Hicks, & Daisy Vanstone (2018)

Click here for the full article.

Dealing with Autism: How I Successfully Raised My Son and You Can Too.


Author: Randa Habelrih

Contributing Author: Emily A Habelrih

Click here to learn more.

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