APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Queensland Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Clincial 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 Angelo Contarino
Phone: 0731865288
Dr Angelo Contarino is a registered psychologist & Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, serving as a member of the Queensland Area Branch Committee since early 2016. He has a BA, a PG Diploma & a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, all from the University of Queensland. Angelo has over 27 years of experience working as a psychologist across a number of organisations in both the public & private sector. His experience includes working with children, adolescents & adults with a range of complex mental health issues in a range of settings; in mental health services, as a guidance counsellor in the catholic school system & in various management positions as a supervisor & trainer with MAX Solutions. He has also maintained a part-time private practice since 1997, increasing this to be his primary employment since November 2015. He provides supervision, has developed and delivered presentations for various audiences, & provided intervention services both in English & Italian.

Chair-Elect

Assoc Prof Gavin Beccaria
Phone: 07 46312382
Gavin Beccaria is an academic in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland and a practicing clinical psychologist with over 27 years experience. Gavin has extensive supervision and teaching experience with psychology students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and he has provided clinical supervision for over 400 psychologists and psychologists in training. He also runs a private practice in clinical psychology. He previously worked at Qld health for 13 years across a wide variety of settings and across the lifespan.

Gavin has written book chapters on mental health assessment, diagnosis and disorders. He has also published in a wide range of topics including metal health, domestic violence, learning and teaching, work and career, clinical assessment, natural therapies, and Indigenous mental health in leading journals.

Secretary

Position vacant

Treasurer

Dr Angela-Maree Hain
Angela is a clinical psychologist with a specific interest in the treatment of complex trauma, mood and anxiety. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University in 2009 and remains active in evidence based research. Angela has a broad range of experience in the delivery of therapeutic programs in inpatient, day program and community based settings. She currently works in a public mental health service and in private practice.

Committee Member

Mrs Jillian Davies-Evans

Committee Member

Assoc Prof Matthew Gullo
Associate Professor Matthew Gullo is a clinical psychologist and MRFF Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, The University of Queensland. A true scientist-practitioner, he continues to provide treatment services as a Visiting Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit.

Associate Professor Gullo's expertise is in addiction and substance use. He led the "Psychosocial Interventions" section of the 2020 Commonwealth Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems. Associate Professor Gullo has authored over 85 peer-reviewed scientific publications and been awarded over $3.4m in research funding. His research has advanced targeted treatment efforts “on the ground”. At Princess Alexandra Hospital, he led the implementation of several evidence-based initiatives that have improved the provision of care to over 6,000 patients.

Committee Member

Dr Kylie Henderson
Phone: 0408991104
Dr Kylie Henderson is a clinical psychologist and the Founder and Managing Director of The Better Health Generation Australia & UK.

The Better Health Generation (TBHG) is an organisation of thought-leading health professionals bound together by their commitment to quality and care.
Dr Henderson has more than 20 years of experience in mental health and the employment services industry having worked for large, national employment services providers overseeing their health and employment programs. She holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, is an adjunct research fellow of the USQ, a committee member of the APS Clinical College QLD, a fellow member of the Institute of Employability Professionals (UK), a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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Committee Member

Dr Graham du Plessis
Phone: 07 3162 8609
Graham has worked as a clinical psychologist in government, private practice, and academia for over a decade. He has a special interest in psychological strengths and positive psychology as well as in the training of clinical psychology students and interns. Graham also has a background in business and finance and frequently consults to organisations on psychology related topics.

He has previously lectured at the University of Southern Queensland and is presently lecturing in the Business School at the University of Queensland. Graham also works as a industry consultant on a variety of business and psychology topics. He maintains a private practice in Springfield Lakes, and a supervision practice in Chapel Hill.

Committee Member

Ms Sarah O'Flaherty
Sarah is a Clinical Psychologist with her own private practice located in Brisbane City - Connect The Dots Psychology.

Sarah completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. She has also been involved in a Clinical Psychology Research team led by Professor David Kavanagh, helping develop and test a range of innovative therapies for Alcohol Use Disorder. Sarah has a corporate background and is particularly passionate about assisting with career choice and addressing bullying in the workplace.

Registrar Representative

Mr Jacky Ni
Phone: 0422884433
I am a recent graduate of the Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at Australian Catholic University. My professional interests lie primarily in the areas of cross-cultural psychology and palliative care.

Committee Member

Ms Sarah Scupham
Successfully completing her Honours in Psychology at the University of Queensland, Sarah relocated to rural Queensland to help children and families in the NGO sector. Since then, she completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University and gained experience in both private practice and in the public sector for Queensland Health.

Sarah is now completing the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program at Benchmark Psychology. Sarah is especially interested in working with children and families, and with couples experiencing relationship distress.

Registrar Representative

Ms Georgina Lennard

Student Representative

Miss Melissa Harrison

Student Representative

Ms Anna Stathis
Anna is completing a Master of Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland. Her research investigates the efficacy and mechanisms of cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based treatments for chronic pain. Her interests broadly include the treatment of anxiety, mood, and trauma- and stress-related disorders, and pain management.

Student Representative

Mr Adam Novic
Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology