Dr. Georgette (Georgie) Fleming (she/her) is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at UNSW. She completed her B. Arts (Psychology)(Honours) at the University of Sydney and her combined Ph.D./Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UNSW. Dr Fleming is a Clinical Psychologist, certified therapist and within-agency trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT), and a member of the PCIT International Research Taskforce.
Dr Fleming's program of research is concerned with improving the accessibility and efficacy of treatment for young children with conduct problems (e.g., non-compliance, temper tantrums, aggression). Her doctoral research focused on evaluating outcomes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) adapted to delivery via video teleconferencing (called Internet-delivered PCIT or iPCIT), while her current research focuses on evaluating outcomes of school-delivered PCIT with teacher involvement. Dr Fleming is passionate about understanding moderators and mechanisms of treatment-related change, with a particular focus on improving treatment outcomes for young children with elevated callous-unemotional (CU) traits (i.e., lack of guilt, lack of empathy, uncaring attitudes, and superficiality of emotions). She worked closely with Professor Eva Kimonis to evaluate a version of PCIT adapted for young children with CU traits, called PCIT-CU.
As a researching Clinical Psychologist, Dr Fleming strongly advocates for the use of scientific knowledge to inform clinical assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and treatment, and vice versa. She thoroughly enjoys training and supervising psychologists and psychology trainees in PCIT, parenting, child behaviour change, and process issues that arise when working with the family system.
Read Dr Fleming's article about parenting in a pandemic here.
Watch Dr Fleming speak to ABC News 24 about parenting in a pandemic here.
Watch Dr Fleming speak as an invited expert panellist for Mental Health Professionals Network about Conduct Disorder here.
Watch Dr Fleming speak with the UNSW Dean of Science, Professor Emma Johnston, about pandemic parenting as part of the USNW Sci-Fi Webinar Series here.
Read about Dr Fleming's research on Internet-delivered therapy for children with conduct problems in rural communities here.
Read about Professor Eva Kimonis and Dr Fleming's research on adapting treatment for children with callous-unemotional traits here and here.
Read about Dr Fleming and Professor Eva Kimonis' research on school-delivered therapy for children with conduct problems here and here.
Listen to Dr Fleming speak as an expert panellist on Evil for the Sydney Science Festival, hosted by UNSW and ABC Radio National here.
Learn more about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) from Dr Fleming on the School PCIT YouTube channel.
Lecturer: PSYC7224 Professional and Ethical Practice 2 (2018-present)
Lecturer: PSYC4103 Psychology Honours B (Clinical Psychology Module) (2020-present)
Course Convenor: PSYC7204 Adult and Child Clinical Psychology 2 (2020-present)
Head Tutor/Tutor: PSYC2101 Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology (2016-2020)
Guest Lecturer: PSYC2101 Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology (2017-2019)
Lecturer: PSYC7212 Adult and Child Clinical Psychology 1 (2020)