The Social Learning Studio

Dynamic Social Skills group Programs, Counselling, Assessment and Workshops

Connie Buckingham (formally Connie Malatsis) is the Principal Psychologist at The Social Learning Studio and PhD Candidate at The University of Melbourne (Department of Psychology). 
Connie began running social skills group programs in 2004 for children in the Moonee Valley region called 'The Moonee Valley Kids Social Skills Group Programs'.  In 2009 Connie established The Social Learning Studio, a private practice with a focus on social-emotional research and the development of engaging group skills programs. 
Connie has previously worked as an integration aide, Applied Behavioural Analysis therapist, School Psychologist within the private and public school sectors, and private practitioner.
Connie is undertaking PhD research at the University of Melbourne.  Connie's area of research is in the development and evaluation of Universal (whole class) Social and Emotional learning programs.  Connie also develops theory based programs for the children that come into the clinic, offers incursions for schools, counselling for parents and social development training for individuals of all ages.