About Dr Brenda Carey
Brenda Carey is the founder and director of the Stuttering Treatment Centre in Melbourne. Brenda has been deeply interested in stuttering in people of all ages, leading her to focus exclusively on this area of practice.
Brenda completed her PhD after being awarded a scholarship from the Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC), where her research concerned Telepractice delivery of the Camperdown Program for adults who stutter. She now consults by Telepractice with people around the world of all ages who stutter, enabling them to access evidence-based practice. She has extensive experience in the Lidcombe Program for pre-schoolers, and has also treated many adolescents and adults who stutter using various methods including the Smooth Speech Program and the Camperdown Program. Brenda is an author on both the Lidcombe Program and Camperdown Program Treatment Guides.
As a member of the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium and the Camperdown Program Trainers Consortium, she presents workshops to speech pathologists in Australia and internationally; she has trained more than a thousand speech pathologists in the Lidcombe and Camperdown programs in Australia, Singapore, Canada, and most recently, Israel. In Japan alone she is responsible for having trained 300 speech pathologists in the Lidcombe Program.
Brenda is an Honorary Associate at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre and a clinical educator at the La Trobe University Communication Clinic. She is engaged in clinical research, mentors clinicians and provides second opinions. She has published her research in several international journals. Brenda was a keynote speaker at the Oxford Dysfluency Conference in 2014 and at the International Conference on Stuttering in Rome in 2015. Most recently, in 2018, Brenda presented a paper at the 3rd International Conference on Stuttering in Rome and in 2019 she is an invited presenter at the Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders Conference (JSSFD). She is currently involved in writing a Lidcombe Program text with co-editors from the ASRC. She is the Acting Convenor of the Victorian Stuttering Interest Group, which provides support and professional development for Speech Pathologists.
Brenda remains passionate about continuing her own education and understanding of stuttering, with the aim of bringing the best of what she learns to her centre in Melbourne.
When not engaged in the career she loves, Brenda enjoys spending time with her partner, her three children, her friends and her dog Jazz.
Brenda consults from the Malvern East centre on Wednesdays, and consults via Telepractice on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The following speech pathologists practice at Brenda Carey’s clinic:
Dr Kylie Smith
Ms Fiona Ross
Ms Peta Newell
Ms Margaret Olczak
Dr Shane Erickson
Ms Tish Drakopoulos