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.

Chair

Dr Mike Barry
Dr Mike Barry is a clinical psychologist providing psychological services to the Canberra community, whilst also teaching as an Honorary Fellow in the clinical program at the Australian National University.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, Mike served for 28 years in a range of command, regimental and staff appointments in the Australian Army, deploying twice on active service and reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before leaving the Army at the end of 2006 to undertake his Doctoral studies at ANU.

In his clinical practice, he focuses on the treatment of adults and has broad experience working with military, veterans and emergency service personnel. He provides treatment for depression, anxiety and stress, but specialises in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma related illness.

Chair-Elect

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.

Secretary

Mr Kane Pfingst

Treasurer

Dr Elizabeth Huxley

Committee Member

Dr Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Event Submitter

Ms Erin Brown

Committee Member

Dr Mimosa Forsyth
Dr Mimosa Forsyth is a clinical psychologist who completed her PhD in at the ANU in 2018.

Mimosa has experience working with people from all walks of life, in a range of settings including psychology clinics, public hospitals, universities, private practice, in emergency services organisation supporting veterans, first responders and their families. She currently works as a school psychologist and in private practice

Mimosa has an interest in a broad range of presentations including mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and has a particular interest in understanding and treating the effects of trauma and attachment disturbances.

Mimosa is the Secretary for the ACT Section of the CCLP.

Registrar Representative

Ms Erin Potter

Website Editor

Miss Lauren Thomas

ANU Representative

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.

ANU Representative

Mr Kevin Prasetya
Kevin Prasetya is currently studying a Master of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. Prior to this, Kevin has worked to provide mental health support in both community and hospital settings, providing therapeutic support for people with eating disorders, disability and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Kevin's current research project explores the relationship between self-worth contingencies, psychopathology and well-being in young adults; as well as exploring different methodology of data collection to reduce the effects of social desirability in research studies. The aim of his research is to promote novel ways to explore both the vulnerability and protective factors associated with psychopathology and well-being.

UC Representative

Ms Win Lei Lei Phyu