- Clinical Psychologist / Lecturer
Dr. Georgette (Georgie) Fleming, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She completed her combined Ph.D./Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UNSW. Dr. Fleming is a Clinical Psychologist and has been certified by PCIT International as a therapist and within-agency trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Georgie’s program of research is concerned with enhancing the accessibility and efficacy of treatment for young children with clinically significant conduct problems. Her doctoral research focused on evaluating the outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy delivered via video teleconferencing (called Internet-delivered PCIT or iPCIT), with the ultimate aim of developing a feasible, evidence-based intervention for Australia’s underserved rural populations. Georgie is also keenly interested in the role of callous-unemotional traits in the development of conduct problems, and has worked closely with Prof Eva Kimonis to explore how callous-unemotional traits impact the efficacy of treatment for childhood conduct problems. She has helped to evaluate an enhanced version of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy developed by Prof Kimonis for severe and treatment-resistant conduct problems (called PCIT-CU), and tested an online version PCIT-CU to determine whether this could further improve the accessibility and efficacy of community treatments for children with conduct problems. Georgie’s current research evaluates the effectiveness of PCIT and PCIT-CU delivered at a primary school-based clinic in South-West Sydney, with a focus on teacher involvement in the treatment process to enhance cross-setting generalisability of treatment gains. Georgie is passionate about understanding moderators and mechanisms of treatment-related change, and strongly advocates for the use of scientific knowledge to inform clinical assessment and treatment, and vice versa.
Dr. Fleming loves high fantasy novels (if it has a map at the start, she’ll read it), is an intersectional feminist, and has a secret passion for WWE. She thoroughly enjoys training and supervising undergraduate students and postgraduate clinical psychologists-in-training to develop their understanding of childhood conduct problems, knowledge of parenting interventions, and ability to navigate therapeutic relationships with all members of the family system.