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Minority Stress with Rebecca Gannon

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Today on the show Monique interviews Rebecca Gannon. Rebecca is a Neurodivergent Psychologist with a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology. Their clinical work focuses on Autism and ADHD assessment for adults as well as supervising other Psychologists and allied health professionals in neuroaffirming practice skills. Rebecca is Aboriginal, a parent, a partner, and their long-standing special interest just happens to be Autism.


On this episode Monique and Rebecca cover:

  • Rebecca’s experience of her own neurodivergence, including the pivotal role of community as part of a healthy self-identity + the importance of understanding all aspects of your neurodivergent identity.
  • The importance of advocacy based on lived experience and community consultation when providing support services to people with a minority identity.
  • The Minority Stress Model.
  • Rebecca’s experience of having both Aboriginal and neurodivergent minority identities.
  • Ways to psychological safety for minority group members in health care settings.
  • Rebecca’s experience navigating the health care system as an ND parent of a child with complex health needs.
  • Heavy Metal Music (it’s relevant, we promise!).



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You can contact Rebecca through her website, Kaleidoscope Assessment or on Instagram @kaleidoscopeassessment.


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