Santo Russo

Educational & Developmental Psychologist
BEd, MPsych(Ed), MACE, FAPS


Special Interests


Anxiety & Phobias

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders (FASD)

Eating Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Parenting & Families

Psychological Assessments

Stress Management

Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Academic Performance

COGMED Coaching


Santo Russo established Better Life Psychology in 1999 after a 25 year career focused on human development across the lifespan. Before becoming a psychologist his work in early childhood development gave him a solid foundation for his support for individuals, of all ages, in the challenges that they face on a day to day basis.

After completing a Bachelors Degree in Education, Santo completed a double major in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Psychology at the University of Queensland. Santo continues to work with children, adolescents, adults and families in their daily challenges.

Santo has continued his professional development with training and work in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Triple P and Circle of Security parenting programs, Resourceful Adolescent Program and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Through his interest in Mindfulness based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Santo had developed additional skills to assist clients of all ages meet the challenges that life inevitably brings.

Santo Russo Psychologist Brisbane

Professional Memberships & Registrations

Invited Representation

Recent Publications

Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children (Sixth Ed.) Review

Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools 25, pp 128-132 (2015)

Assessing Autism In Toddlers Born

Presentation at the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, Barcelona, Spain (October 17-21, 2014).

Arch Dis Child 99(2), A45 (2014)

Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS:DM) and the Parenting Relationship in Children Born very Preterm

Presentation at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, Istanbul, Turkey (October 5-9, 2012).

Arch Dis Child 97(2), A122 (2012)


For more information, visit the Better Life Centre website or get in touch using the details below.

Better Life Centre

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169 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059, Australia
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(07) 3353 5430