Psychology and Complementary Therapies

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

Convener

Ms Caroline Raphael
Caroline Raphael has been practicing as a psychologist since 2000. During that time she has worked for various organisations including Kids Help Line and Relationships Australia. In 2007 she started her own private practice InnerMost Counselling specialising in general health, well-being and self-care. Through her 14 years of experience Caroline has recognized that no true change can occur unless client’s take equal responsibility in their healing process; which includes taking responsibility for lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, establishing routines and rhythms and developing stronger self care and connection with self. She became a member of the Psychologist Complementary Therapies Group in 2012 because she has come to understand and see the significant benefits complementary health play in relationship with psychological intervention.

Secretary

Dr Erica McIntyre
Phone: 0438 448 653
Erica is an early career researcher with a special interest in integrative mental health, which incorporates lifestyle changes, complementary therapies, psychological therapies, and pharmacotherapies. Her PhD thesis explored herbal medicine use behaviour in adults who experience anxiety. Erica has published a number of articles in the area of health behaviour and complementary medicine use, and has coedited a textbook Evidence-Based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders. Erica has been actively involved in the herbal medicine and naturopathic profession, and was previously Vice President of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA). Erica is also a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney.

Treasurer

Position vacant

Committee Member

Ms Cynthia Hickman
Cynthia has practised as a psychologist counselling individuals, couples and families for over twenty-five years in both private practise and community settings. She has run regular relationship seminars, personal growth workshops and women's seminars as well as being an experienced freelance writer contributing to mainstream magazines and newspapers. Cynthia also works as a public speaker presenting on issues related to wellbeing and relationships as well as contributing to radio and television interviews on these topics. She also brings her breadth of experience to writing and presenting for counselling students and supervising other psychologists.

Website Editor

Ms Caroline Raphael
Caroline Raphael has been practicing as a psychologist since 2000. During that time she has worked for various organisations including Kids Help Line and Relationships Australia. In 2007 she started her own private practice InnerMost Counselling specialising in general health, well-being and self-care. Through her 14 years of experience Caroline has recognized that no true change can occur unless client’s take equal responsibility in their healing process; which includes taking responsibility for lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, sleep, establishing routines and rhythms and developing stronger self care and connection with self. She became a member of the Psychologist Complementary Therapies Group in 2012 because she has come to understand and see the significant benefits complementary health play in relationship with psychological intervention.

Student Representative

Dr Susan Crebbin