Outer Eastern Melbourne Branch

Committee Information

Chair

Mr Joseph McKeddie
Phone: 0421 005 230
Hello,
My name is Joseph McKeddie and I'm currently acting as Chair of the Outer Eastern Branch of the APS. I currently hold joint positions as a Mental Health Clinician at headspace Hawthorn where I provide clinical services to young persons aged 12-25 years, and as a Clinical Supervisor at Monash University where I support students undertaking the Master of Counselling program. I have also previously served on the committee of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, and I have a strong interest and background in child and adolescent psychology where I use a predominantly CBT and Rogerian approach with clients.

Secretary

Mrs Lisa Archer
Phone: 0417389941
Lisa is the Primary Psychologist and Director at Strong Minds Psychology - private practice supporting families in the Yarra Valley and West Gippsland. She is an Associate Member of the College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists, currently completing the registrar program, and is a registered supervisor.
Lisa thrives on working with people in a team approach, creating positive support networks for children and adults. After working as a psychologist in the public school system, it was time to take her approach to a wider community. When working with children and adolescents, Lisa continues to work in conjunction with families and teachers, making positive and ongoing change. Lisa works with individuals and families navigating the diagnostic roller-coaster, providing support and advocacy with a focus on inclusion. 
Lisa provides assessments, counselling and therapy – helping with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief & loss, social skills, and anger management.

Treasurer

Dr Andrew Telley
Phone: 0438 004 899
I am currently the Acting Treasurer for the branch, and during my working day am a Clinical Psychologist with a background in Human Resources Management.
I have experience in a range of health settings, including private practice, public mental health, counselling, and medical rehabilitation.
I currently work in Lilydale and Olinda, and believe in easy and affordable access to mental health care.
I work primarily from a cognitive framework, and have a particular interest in personality, and how personality impacts and interacts with the various difficulties that an individual may encounter throughout life.

CPD Co ordinator

Mrs Monique Trigg
Phone: 0430 510 127
As a registered organisational psychologist, Monique specialises in identifying individual talent and fit through the assessment of abilities, behavioural preferences and motivations to inform recruitment and selection decisions.

Whilst originally from South Africa, Monique is now based in Melbourne, Australia, with experience in both internal and external consulting roles.

Monique is affiliated with the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT) and the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. Her interest lies in computer-adaptive testing and alongside publications in this field, Monique is accredited in a number of psychometric assessment instruments to inform selection and development decisions for individuals, teams and organisations.

Membership Secretary

Mr Harry Nazikian
Phone: 03 9894 8437
Harry has more than 25 years of experience as a clinical psychologist assisting individuals with a broad range of issues and difficulties. He has also specialized in providing psychotherapy to individuals experiencing chronic and often complex difficulties.

Harry worked for 19 years in the Victorian public mental health sector before moving into private practice. After completing a master's degree in clinical psychology from Melbourne University in 1989, Harry began his career by working for acute adult mental health services for 5 years before undertaking additional training in clinical child psychology as a registrar with the RCH Travencore Child & Family Centre. After gaining his Master of Psychology degree in clinical child psychology in 1997, Harry worked for Austin CAMHS for the next 13 years.

As an AHPRA accredited supervising psychologist, Harry was also employed by the VU Psychology Clinic for 5 years as a clinical supervisor to Masters and D. Psych students on placement.

Early Career Representative

Ms Jenna Hodgson

Early Career Representative

Dr James Collett
Phone: 03 9925 3712
James is a graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) at Swinburne University of Technology, and is currently employed as an associate lecturer at RMIT University.

James is a registered practitioner in addition to his academic work, and as an early career psychologist is in the process of establishing a private practice focusing on the treatment of compulsive hoarding problems, whilst working towards an area of practice endorsement as a clinical psychologist.

As an academic, James' research interested include trait models of psychopathology, reinforcement sensitivity theory as a useful transdiagnostic framework, risky decision-making, bipolar disorder, and hoarding disorder.

Committee Member

Mr Rodney Walsh
Phone: 03 9725 2005
I have an interest in the social determinants of health and believe that psychologists make a positive contribution to people’s health and wellbeing. As psychologists we are in a unique position to make positive contribution to people’s lives by engaging with people across levels of society including individuals and families, the wider community, as well as business and government.

As a committee member, it is my aim to work collaboratively with members to advance psychology as a discipline and profession by representing members, as well as their interests and needs. In addition I hope to encourage networking with colleagues in the Outer Eastern Melbourne branch area in order to share knowledge, skills and resources for the betterment of psychology, our clients and the broader community.

Committee Member

Ms Sandra Fawcett
Hello.

As a Provisional Psychologist who has recently commenced my 6th year internship in the 5+1 pathway, I am keen to be a part of discussions about how to make more resources, networks and opportunities available in our (large) local area.
I have worked in the health sector for many years, including supporting people with genetic conditions, children (and their families) with terminal illnesses, adults and children with disabilities, and adults with complex mental health concerns. I am currently employed as a Clinician in a mental health intake role. Prior to this I was counselling youth (and their families) affected by the 2009 bushfires.

Committee Member

Ms Larissa Seymour
I am currently the Regional Manager for UnitingCare Prahran Missions Mental Health Services in the eastern region. These services provide outreach support to people aged 16 years and over who experience a diagnosed mental illness, often with co-occurring concerns, who wish to work on recovery orientated goals. I have previously been a director of organisations within the health and human service sector and currently hold membership on the Eastern Mental Health Services Coordination Alliance (EMHSCA), chairing the strategic planning subcommittee.