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Tanya Arabatzoudis

Tanya is currently a lecturer with the Cairnmillar Institute.

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Jodie Arnot

Jodie Arnot

Jodie is an integrative practitioner with a person-centred, compassion focused therapeutic approach, and has a  particular passion for supporting those with body image and self-worth concerns.

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Dr Michele Bell

Dr Michele Bell

Dr Michele Bell is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor working with students at CMI undertaking their Doctorate or Master of Clinical Psychology programs.

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Zohar Berchik

Zohar Berchik

Zohar is a course and unit coordinator, counsellor, psychotherapist and group facilitator with over 20 years of experience in group leadership and facilitation and over 15 years as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

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Dr Joanne Brooker

Jo is passionate about inclusivity and diversity research and is currently involved in qualitative studies on the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees and gender diverse people.

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Chrstine-Brown

Dr Christine Brown

Christine is a registered psychologist, facilitator and coach. She is experienced in a range of managerial and leadership skills including communication, innovation, personal brand, resilience, presentation skills, leading change and workplace wellbeing.

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Dr Christine Brown

Christine is a registered psychologist, facilitator and coach. Christine specialises in a range of managerial and leadership skills including communication, innovation, personal brand, resilience, presentation skills, leading change and workplace wellbeing.

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Gregory Buck

Gregory Buck

Greg completed his undergraduate and higher degree training in psychology over the course of a decade whilst working as a full-time secondary school teacher.

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Dr David Butler

David has a healthy obsession with understanding how and why complex psychological abilities involving the ‘self’ develop and evolve.

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Linda Byrne

Professor Linda Byrne

Prof Linda Byrne is the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Cairnmillar Institute. She is an honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University.

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Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke

Laura has a background in clinical psychology and program co-ordination, working across private, public, and NGO mental health settings.

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Jennifer Coburn

Jennifer has worked at The Cairnmillar Institute since 2018. She is passionate about learning, teaching and the experience of being a reflective practitioner.

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Dr Vivienne Colegrove

Dr Vivienne Colegrove is a family therapist and researcher currently lecturing at Cairnmillar in the Counselling and Psychotherapy degree, and supervision of research students. They have expertise in intervention research.

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James-Collard

Dr James Collard

Dr James Collard is a clinical psychologist. He has worked in mental health for over 15 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors, including hospitals and community health settings. This has included experience working with people of all ages.

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Dr Cat (Catherine) Connaughton

Dr Cat (Catherine) Connaughton

Cat is a mid-career research fellow and health psychologist who has worked part-time in research, clinical practice, teaching, and in consultancy roles for private and public organisations since graduation in 2012.

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Dr Storm Cory

Dr Storm Cory

Storm is a clinical and forensic psychologist with experience within both the public and private sectors in a range of settings including acute mental health, community mental health, corrective services, and adolescent forensic mental health.

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Dr Sasha Davies

Sasha is a senior lecturer and researcher with a special interest in cognitive and developmental psychology.

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Biliana Dearly

Biliana Dearly

Ms Biliana Dearly is a psychotherapist, registered clinical counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience working with people presenting with various mental health problems, traumas, life transitions and relationship difficulties.

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Dr Russell Deighton

Dr Russell Deighton

Russell is a lecturer and research supervisor covering a range of mental health conditions and integrative interventions, with a focus on individualised formulation, as well as trauma, loss and grief, and addiction (especially problem gambling).

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Michael Di Mattia

Michael Di Mattia

Michael is a senior lecturer and counselling psychologist with more than two decades of experience, across clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Jacqueline Green

Jacqueline Green

Jacqui is an experienced and dedicated Psychologist who is passionate about the mental health needs of all members of our community.

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Dr Karen Hendricks

Dr Karen Hendricks

Dr Karen Hendricks is a clinical psychologist who has worked with clients in a broad range of settings including public mental health, psycho-oncology, and private practice.

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Anthony Hurst

Anthony is a psychologist and consultant, with experience working as a lecturer, trainer, and clinician. He works therapeutically with individuals, relationships and families using a range of psychological therapies.

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Alexa-Kambouropoulos

Alexa Kambouropoulos

Alexa received her PhD in 2008 from Monash University. She is a registered psychologist with over 30 years of experience within tertiary education and the adult mental health sector.

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Dr Chris Kilby

Dr Chris Kilby

Chris is the Associate Head of School for Learning and Teaching. Chris employs innovative teaching strategies for online and face-to-face classes in statistics and research methods that focus on problem-focused learning, emotion-focused learning, and narrative-based learning.

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Mira Kozlina

Mira Kozlina

Mira is a senior clinical psychologist and board approved supervisor. She has extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.

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Dr Zoë Krupka

Dr Zoë Krupka

Zoë has a background in community development and education, working with refugees and asylum seekers, in homelessness support, with young parents, the federal police, and in men’s health and suicide prevention. Zoë currently works in private practice as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

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Min Li

Min completed her Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University in 2011. She is a registered psychologist and an Educational and Developmental psychology registrar.

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Meaghan-Maguire

Meaghan Maguire

Meaghan is a registered psychologist and holds endorsement in Clinical Psychology. She is a board approved supervisor and has a keen interest in supporting the development of early career psychologists.

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Professor Jonathan Mason

Professor Jonathan Mason

Jon is the Course Coordinator for the Level 4 Master of Clinical Psychology (post-registration) and co-director of the Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Disability.

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Dr Janine McGuinness

Dr Janine McGuinness

Dr Janine McGuinness (formerly Dr Janine Webb) is a Social Psychologist with numerous years of teaching, research and service experience who has served on the Executive of the Australasian Social Psychologists.

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Associate Professor RoseAnne Misajon

Associate Professor RoseAnne Misajon

RoseAnne’s key areas of research include quality of life and subjective wellbeing, particularly, health-related quality of life, as well as subjective wellbeing in diverse populations, particularly minority groups and marginalised populations.

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Associate Professor Richard Moulding

Associate Professor Richard Moulding

Dr Moulding is an Associate Professor and course coordinator of the Master of Psychology (Clinical). He has a BSc(Hons) in psychology, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

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Theo Naidoo

Theo Naidoo

A registered Clinical Psychologist and the founder of a flourishing private practice, Theo has been immersed in the field of Psychology for well over a decade.

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Professor Peter Norton

Professor Peter Norton

Professor Norton is the Associate Head of School (Research) at Carinmillar, research supervisor and Director of Cairnmillar’s Anxiety and Depression Clinic.

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Dr Melissa Pech

Dr Melissa Pech

Melissa is a Clinical Psychologist who has practised in the field for over a decade, primarily in intervention roles. She completed her clinical training and early work in Canberra, ACT

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Julie Porter-Stephens

Julie is interested in facilitating high quality learning experiences via a range of learning and teaching methods. Julie encourages participants to connect their experiences and knowledge with the training content, and she is passionate about promoting good practice and self-care.

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Dr Joseph Sakdalan

Joseph Sakdalan

Dr Joseph Sakdalan is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.

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Dr Teresa Sedgley

Dr Teresa Sedgley

Teresa is an endorsed educational and developmental psychologist who has worked extensively in clinical settings.

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Dr Steven Trawley

Dr Steven Trawley

Steve gained his Psychology PhD in 2006 from the Human Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Sussex, UK. After that he spent over ten years working on a diverse range of applied projects in the UK and Ireland.

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Kelly Watt-McMahon

Kelly Watt-McMahon

Kelly is a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience.  Her roles at Cairnmillar Institute include Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of the Master of Professional Psychology program.

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Ashley White

Ashley White

Ash is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice, seeing predominantly adults and teens for individual therapy.

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Dr Gerke Witt

Dr Gerke Witt

Gerke is a clinical psychologist with well over 15 years of clinical experience since completing her doctorate and a Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA. Gerke is passionate about supporting and training the next generation of psychologists.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

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