Emina Cholich

Emina Cholich


  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Emina Cholich (she/her) is a clinical psychologist in private practice, and a part-time lecturer at the School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at Curtin University and a Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical) at Murdoch University. She received the National Student of the Year Prize from the APS College of Clinical Psychologists for her research and clinical work throughout her clinical psychology training. She has worked in public hospital settings, for the state disability services, in community mental health clinics, and NGOs. Emina currently runs her own private practice. 

Emina's specific areas of interst are Autism, ADHD, and complex mental health. She has extensive experience in assessment and therapeutic work with neurodivergent people and their families. She has a particular interest in autism diagnostic and differential assessment and is committed to providing evidence-supported, neurodiversity-affirming, and collaborative assessment processes which focus on supporting individual's understanding of their neurotype, integrating diagnosis as a unique and positive aspect of identity, while acknowledging the difficulties the individual faces navigating life as a neurominority. In her therapeutic work she is interested in supporting autistic people to (1) understand their diagnosis and related needs, (2) understand and manage their autistic burnout, (3) develop their self-advocacy and communication skills, (4) develop lasting and meaningful social connections, and (5) develop individualised coping strategies that are suited to their cognitive, sensory, and other personal needs. 

Emina currently serves on the WAADF (Western Australian Autism Diagnoticians Forum) board, which she has been a part of for seven years. She is currently WAADF's secretary. She co-chaired WAADFs working group providing feedback to the 2018 National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism. 

Emina has travelled abroad to conduct outreach work in Indonesia and Lithuania. She visited Lithuania several times over the course of five years; with some of her work including providing training to education department teachning staff on ways to support autistic and other neurodivergent children in mainstream classrooms, as well as being involved in the development and roll-out of a community program (spanning several Lithuanian cities) focussed on providing support and training to parents of autistic children. 

Emina also offers clinical supervision and training to individuals, groups and service providers seeking to upskill in neurodivergent-affirming assessment practices and those who wish to develop their skills in providing therapy and support for neurodivergent people with complex issues. 

During the course teaching period, Emina can be reached at [email protected]

Roles and responsibilities

Unit Coordinator & Lecturer - PSYC5523 Applied Skills in Autism Assessment and Diagnosis, Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis. 



Serbian / Bosnian