Psychology and Integrative Mental Health

Committee Information

APS Interest Groups support members with special interests, assist communication between members interested in similar fields and advise the APS on issues related to their area of interest. Interest Group membership is open to all APS members and Interest group committee members are volunteer roles.

 

Below are details of the current committee and vacancies. If you are interested in joining the committee, click here to complete an expression of interest/nomination form to be considered. Please feel free to contact Interest Group committee members or APS Member Groups ([email protected]) with any queries or suggestions about the engagement for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

 

Convener

Mrs Carrie Thomson-Casey
Carrie has worked in a variety of mental health care settings for 25 years. Roles included child and adolescent mental health, sexual assault, and rehabilitation in rural and regional settings. Carrie is also a qualified naturopath and nutritionist, with an interest in evidence-based herbal, nutritional and lifestyle interventions for mental health treatment and prevention. Carrie is undertaking a PhD supervised by Distinguished Professor Jon Adams. Her research is looking at psychology/psychologist engagement with client preference for complementary and integrative health care approaches. Past/present committee roles include APS Advisory Council, APS Strategic Leadership Group, Facilitator MHPN, Mental Health Steering Committee, and Student Representative for APS College of Counselling Psychologists. Carrie is based on the Sunshine Coast and works in private practice (endorsed as a clinical psychologist).

Secretary

Dr Rebecca Ridge

Treasurer

Ms Allison Macdonald

Committee Member

Dr Misia Temler

Committee Member

Ms Caroline Raphael
Caroline Raphael has been practicing as a psychologist since 2000 and has been an active member of the North Coast Committee and of the IG Psychology and Complementary Therapies, both of which she has found very enriching and rewarding. She loves the profession of psychology and finds being on APS Committees a great way to give back and support the development of the profession. She encourages all members to contribute in any way they can, because with us all we can only be greater.

Committee Member

Position vacant

Student Representative

Ms Kathleen Flegerbein

Student Representative

Position vacant