Mrs Rita Princi-Hubbard
PhD Candidate - University of Queensland
B.Psych(Hons), M.Psych(Clin), MAPS, FCCLP, MAAPi
Director - Institute for Neuroscience and Education
Director - Princi Consulting (Clinical Practice)
Ambassador - The Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)
Member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS)
Rita is a Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals in private practice. She is the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education. She provides Brain-Based Education training to clinicians, educators and parents, and seminars and workshops following a Compassion Focused approach. Rita is currently undertaking PhD research with the University of Queensland, Schools of Education and Psychology on The Student-Teacher Relationship: Exploring Behavioural and Neuroscience Variables that impact upon Student and Teacher Wellbeing.
Rita is also regularly invited to present her research at national and international Conferences.
Rita is an Ambassador with the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Adelaide and a Consultant for the Australian Communication and Media Authority.
She is also a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor and provides supervision to psychologists and school counsellors. Rita also offers coaching and tailor made neuroscience training via webinars, or in person workshops and seminars to the corporate, medical and legal domains.
In the span of her career, she has held the positions of: Chair – SA APS College of Clinical Psychologists – (2012-2014); National Convenor (2004-2008) and National Treasurer (2008-2013) of the APS Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group; Executive Member – Australian Council on Children and the Media (2009-2013) and as an Allied Health Member – Podiatry Board of SA (2005-2009).
The most misunderstood
beings on the planet!
A Neuroscience Perspective
The Neuroscience of Stress: Understanding the science to increase well-being and performance in high-school
January 2018 to Present
November 2003 to Present
Rita founded iN-Ed to provide workshops and seminars linking neuroscience and psychology with education to educators, psychologists, parents and other interested parties working with children. In 2019, she organised the Inaugural Australasian Conference for Neuroscience, Education and Well-being on 25 and 26 March 2019; the 2nd Conference on 19 and 20 March 2021; and the 3rd Conference on 18 and 19 March 2022. Within this organisation, she provides workshops and seminars linking neuroscience principles and psychology to various domains including psychological, educational, medical, legal and other business areas and regularly presents at Australian and International Conferences in person and virutally.
As a private practitioner in her Clinical Psychology practice - Princi Consulting - Rita assesses and treats a variety of psychological conditions for clients individually; for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She implements Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, to treat Depression and Anxiety Disorders, chronic illness, chronic pain, PTSD, eating disorders, parenting challenges, marital and relationship problems, family disharmony and health related problems.