Cherin and Shelley are Registered Child and Family Psychologists who both hold Postgraduate Diplomas in Child & Family Psychology, a Master of Education in Child & Family Psychology (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canterbury.  They are both registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board and are members of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Institute of Educational and Developmental Psychology and the Infant Mental Health Association.  Cherin and Shelley have worked with and for government agencies, and provide specialist reports to the Family Court.  They are both experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological problems with infants, children, adolescents, parents and families. 




Cherin Abdelaal Selim (B.A, M.Ed, PgDip ChFamPsych, MNZPSS Registered Psychologist)    

Cherin is a Registered Psychologist who specialises in the areas of childhood sleep disturbance, behavioural difficulties, parent-child relationships, autism spectrum disorders and childhood trauma and abuse. She has specialist training in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and several parenting programmes. She regularly provides professional development to parents and professionals on a range of topics. Cherin also provides supervision to those training to become Registered Psychologists and other Registered Psychologists.




Shelley Zintl (B.A, M.Ed, PgDip ChFamPsych, MNZPSS Registered Psychologist)

Shelley has a background in working with individuals with complex needs, including learning difficulties, physical and intellectual disabilities, and mental health problems.  As a Registered Psychologist, Shelley specialises in sleep problems, parenting, family relationships, child abuse and trauma, anxiety and depression.  Shelley is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has trained as a Strengthening Families Facilitator.  She regularly provides professional development and training to parents and professional groups on a variety of subjects. 








Associate Psychologist:

Kimberley Hammond (B.Sc., M.Ed, DipTchg, PgDip Child & Family Psych, MNZPSS)

Kimblerley is a Registered Psychologist contracted by Child and Family Psychology Services.  Kimberley has been working with children and their families for 10 years.  Prior to becoming a psychologist, Kimberley worked as a primary and intermediate teacher.  She has conducted research into the effects of extreme prematurity and has specialist skills in the areas of child development, and behavioural and emotional difficulties.

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