Outer Eastern Melbourne Branch

Committee Information

Chair

Ms Anne Marie Collins
Phone: 03 97521218
Anne Marie works mainly in the Family Law system providing Family Assessments, and evidence in Court and has her own company. She does some therapeutic work with clients on referral from the Courts and also some couple therapy. She is a qualified Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Mediator). She has over 24 years experience as a psychologist and has held senior roles in non government and private businesses. She has also completed a law degree and is currently completing a masters in legal practice.

Secretary

Mrs Lisa Archer
Lisa is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist, and Director at Strong Minds Psychology - private practice supporting families in the Yarra Valley and West Gippsland. She is registered as a supervisor, & works on helping provisional psychologists transition through their training.
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
I am currently Treasurer for the branch, and during my working day am a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice across two locations in the Outer East.
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.

Committee Member

Ms Larissa Seymour
Larissa is currently the Program Manager of Mental Health services for Star Health, and was previously employed by Uniting as the Eastern Regional Operations Manager, Mental Health.

Larissa has previously been a director of multiple health organisations and brings a wide range of skills to the committee; including service management, governance, and a deep knowledge of state and federally funded programs, specifically Mental Health and related system changes.

Committee Member

Ms Sandra Fawcett
As a Provisional Psychologist, I am keen to be a part of discussions about making 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 illnesses and disabilities, and adults with complex mental health concerns. I currently work in both private practice and as a Youth and Family counsellor. Prior to this I was counselling youth (and their families) affected by the 2009 bushfires.

Committee Member

Dr James Collett
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 interests include trait models of psychopathology, reinforcement sensitivity theory as a useful transdiagnostic framework, risky decision-making, bipolar disorder, and hoarding disorder.

Committee Member

Mrs Michele McCallum
Michele is a provisionally registered psychologist currently studying a Masters of professional psychology at Monash University. Michele has worked in Mental health for 18 years in inpatient, PARC and community settings. Michele is currently working on mental health projects in the Eastern region including suicide prevention and youth mental health. Michele takes an individualized, strength based approach to supporting individuals which takes into account their context, is collaborative and client focused.

Event submitter

Dr Andrew Telley
I am currently Treasurer for the branch, and during my working day am a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice across two locations in the Outer East.
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.