Lydia Meem

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Trainer, Mentor, Speaker

BA(Psych)Hons, MPsych(Clin), MAPS, CClin

Lydia Meem

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BA(Psych)Hons, MPsych(Clin), MAPS, CClin

Lydia is a neurodivergent clinical psychologist and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists who loves supporting her awesome clients to find joy, connection, work and study opportunities through their passions. She often acts as an interpreter between neurodivergent and neurotypical people, helping them understand each other’s perspectives. Lydia enjoys tailoring autism strategies to the needs of Autistic individuals of all ages and their families, and empowering them to advocate for appropriate supports and accommodations.

Lydia has been working with neurodivergent individuals since 1998, and as a Registered Psychologist from 2002. She is a popular speaker, presenting at autism conferences around the world. She  provides training on neurodiversity affirming approaches for teachers of Autistic students.

Lydia offers group and individual clinical supervision and retreats for psychologists around providing neurodiversity affirming autism assessments, and tailoring supports and accommodations for neurodivergent clients and their families.  

Based on her national workshop series, Lydia's new book 'Beyond IQ Scores' encourages clinicians to pay attention to the qualitative aspects of psychometric assessment, not just the test scores. The way a child or adolescent approaches the assessment and interacts with the assessor can provide clues for further assessment, supports and accommodations.

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Appointments & Assessments

Lydia offers autism, developmental, cognitive, attention, adaptive and reading assessments as well as counselling and autism strategies consultations.

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APS Member

Lydia is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. The APS grade of Member is a marker of quality and high standards. When consulting an APS Member you can be assured you are working with a reliable and dependable practitioner.

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Latest Book: Beyond IQ Scores

Lydia's latest book 'Beyond IQ Scores' is an  Assessment Handbook for Clinicians and is available now. 

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Individual and Group Supervision

Lydia offers individual and group supervision for psychologists who would like to improve their skills and confidence in autism assessments and effective strategies for working with neurodiverse clients and their families.

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Retreats for Psychologists

Our retreats offer an awesome mix of self-care, adventure, peer supervision, and connection with psychologists who are passionate about empowering their neurodivergent clients.

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Speaking

Lydia has presented at conferences, podcasts, webinars and workshops around the world on: Autistic girls, women, adolescents & adults, behaviours during cognitive assessments, and how to create an empowering assessment experience.

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Webinars and Online training

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Any live webinars are also recorded and provided for on-demand watching after the live event.

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Neurodiversity Affirming Clinician (NAC) Membership

NAC membership may be right for you:

  • if you¬†want to engage in neurodiversity affirming practice
  • are willing to consider your intake and assessment process, counselling or therapy style to become aware of underlying neurotypical-centred assumptions you may have picked up during your formal training
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Supporting Autistic Students Course

Self paced online course

  • Instant Access to all course content (via desktop or mobile)
  • 10x 90min Recorded Training Workshops (video presentations)
  • Audio files of the training workshops
  • Mini-quizzes to integrate learning from the workshop videos
  • Downloadable and printable Resources
  • Certificate of Completion - 15 CPD Points¬†
  • 12 month access to the learning materials and course updates
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Lydia's Featured Interviews & Presentations

Activated Probiotics

'Women in the New World' Symposium Speaker Interview

Q&A TV

Ep36: Autism specialist & clinical psychologist Lydia Meem shares teaching secrets.

Creative Piano Teaching Podcast

TTTV060: Unpacking Autism with Clinical Psychologist Lydia Meem.