APS College of Clinical Psychologists

ACT Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Cilnical psychologists in a particular State. This is a sub-Committee of the College National Committee. Please feel free to contact the College State Section Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College in this State.


Dr Sally Bradford
Dr Sally Bradford is a clinical psychologist and National Director of Client Safety and Quality for Open Arms, Veterans and Families Counselling.

Sally has held several executive committee positions across the APS, including the early career representative on the APS Board and both student and early career representative for the ACT Section of the Clinical College. She is also currently a Board Director of Karralika Programs in the ACT.

Her research and clinical interests include e-mental health and innovations in mental health service delivery, working with young people, help-seeking, suicide assessment and crisis support. In 2015, she won the CRC's Association Early Career Researcher Showcase for her PhD, and in 2011 she received both the University of Canberra Medal and APS Honours Prize for her Honours thesis.

Chair Elect

Mr Kane Pfingst


Position vacant


Dr Phillip Kavanagh
I completed my BSc(Hons) in Psychology in 2002, PhD in Psychology and PGDipClinPsych in 2008 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. I gained registration as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand, registration in Queensland as a psychologist in 2008, and endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist in 2011. I became a member of the APS in August 2010, the Clinical College in November 2011, and have been a board approved supervisor since 2009.
I have experience in teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervising honours, master’s and PhD research, running clinical psychology master’s courses/programs, and in leadership (Head of Psychology). My current position at UC is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Discipline Lead of Psychology.
Alongside my academic positions I have been working in private practice since 2011 and have supervised provisional psychologists on internship through to general registration and on the clinical registrar program.


Dr Elizabeth Huxley

Committee Member - Early Career Rep

Ms Samantha Jugovac
Ms Samantha Jugovac is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Degree at the Australian National University.
Samantha is completing her PhD research on the effects of parenting interventions for children and adolescents with internalising and externalising behaviours.
Samantha has conducted clinical training with persons across the lifespan although has a particular interest in working with children and families.

Committee Member - Events Coordinator

Dr Jeannie Higgins
Phone: 0417289809
A clinical psychologist engaged in mentoring and transformational change at every level. Jean ran a practice for 25 years with a strong focus on evolving with trauma. She is serving as a new committee member of the Clinical College - ACT working on CPD facilitation.

Jean is a feminist with explicit social and environmental advocacy values. She has 40 years of clinical, research, community and policy experience. This includes acute psychiatry, community health, developmental challenges, university teaching, alternative care for adolescents, and shop front and country outreach services for war veterans and their families. Assessing and evaluating prevention and intervention programs across the country broadened and deepened her professional experience. She has been an executive committee member for the ASTSS and a representative for the public education committee for ISTSS.

Jean is also into being a granny, learning, bushwalking, yoga, meditation, kayaking, gardening and the arts.