Committee Information

Below are details of the current committee and vacancies. The APS is always on the look out for members who are interested in joining a Member Group committee, to help support and promote members, the profession, and the APS. For more information about joining a Member Groups committee, click here.

Have questions? Please feel free to contact committee members via PsyCommunity direct message here or reach out to APS Member Groups via [email protected].



Mr Joshua Bekker
I am a recent addition to the Bendigo region. I’m currently working as the director at a local private practice in Ascot, Eden Psychology.

I have experience working across a broad range of settings, including hospitals, paediatrics, sleep clinics, justice, defence, education, EAP, and private practice.

I’m passionate about supporting our rural communities, in particular having honest conversations about mental health and the benefits of engagement with these services. I feel in today’s climate it is especially important to combat the stigma surrounding mental health.

I’m looking to build a strong presence in the community, contributing to the interconnectedness of psychologists in the region; whilst providing high quality mental health support.


Position vacant


Position vacant

Committee Member

Dr Jessica Griffith
I am passionate about reducing or eliminating the use of coercive practices in clinical care settings for people with intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, ABI and processing differences. My research focuses on early detection and non-coercive intervention for aggression and other challenging or challenged behaviour. I am currently developing new tools to assist in this. I have completed a Doctoral Degree in Clinical and Forensic Psychology and am a Fellow of the Clinical College & Forensic Colleges of the APS, Member of ANZAPPL & Member of IAFMS. Currently, I work with Complex Psychology as a Senior Clinician and in my own private practice, Griffith Psychology (