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Natasha Jain
Provisional Psychologist / Master Candidate
  • Provisional Psychologist / Master Candidate

Natasha Jain is a Master of Psychology (Clinical) candidate at the University of New South
Wales. She is also a provisional psychologist currently undergoing her clinical training.

Natasha completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class 1) at the University of New
South Wales in 2018, under the supervision of A/Prof Kimonis. Her project involved
developing and validating the UNSW Empathy Scale, which is a new parent-report
questionnaire for measuring empathy in young children aged between 2 and 8 years old. Her
project found preliminary evidence supporting the psychometric properties of UNSW
Empathy Scale, and thus Natasha aims to continue investigating this tool. She hopes that it
may eventually provide clinicians with a new instrument with which to accurately detect
empathic deficits.

In the future, Natasha aims to aid in the early detection and intervention of mental health
problems in children and adolescents. She is especially interested in this younger age group,
as they are prone to a range of unique stressors and often lack the ability to express their
experience. Her ultimate goal is to provide this population with the language, support and
tools that they need to overcome their issues and place them on a positive developmental
trajectory.