APS College of Clinical Psychologists

South Australian Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Clinical 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.

Members only

Chair

Dr Lisa Chantler
Phone: 0882127740
I joined the APS as an MPsych student in 1988 and then joined the College as soon as I was eligible. I believe it is essential for members of our profession to be part of the single largest organisation representing psychology. I was asked to stand for my local State as the Chair, and did so, because I thought I had something to offer back to the profession that I have enjoyed so much. I organise the highly successful South Australian Seminar Series for Clinical Psychologists at which many of our members enjoy networking and excellent teaching. I am also enjoying Chairing the 2018 National College Conference, to be held in Adelaide next April 27-29. I completed a DPsych(Clin) in 2011. For 25 years I have run a clinical and consulting practice in trauma, depression and anxiety. I teach part-time in the Flinders University MPsych(clin) program. When I'm not working I enjoy Vinyasa, fine wine and gardening.

Secretary

Dr Phillip Kavanagh

Treasurer

Ms Kathryn Collins
Kathryn has been a member of the APS since 1994. Since completing her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the Flinders University of SA in 1997, Kathryn has worked in both the private and public health sectors, in a range of administrative, clinical and research roles and she has a particular interest in psycho-oncology.

Currently she is the co-Director, Psychology within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, SA and also works within private practice. Kathryn holds endorsement in both clinical and health areas of specialist practice and holds clinical lectureship status with the University of Adelaide. She was the inaugural Co-Chair of the State-wide Psychology Advisory group (SA Health), providing advice and leadership regarding key issues for psychologists across public health services within South Australia.

Early Career Representative

Dr Nicole Williams

Committee Member

Dr Levina Clark
Levina has been a member of the APS since 2005 when she joined as a student member whilst undertaking postgraduate studies. Levina completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2008 and since that time has worked in a variety of clinical and research roles. She has a particular interest in child development and child and adolescent mental health. Levina currently works at the Flinders University Psychology Clinic as Clinic Supervisor and at Flinders Medical Centre in the Department of Paediatrics. Levina joined the Clinical College committee to contribute back to the profession and has valued the opportunity to become more aware of professional issues at both a state and national level.

Committee Member

Ms Jasmin Turner
I have over ten years’ experience delivering therapeutic interventions; both as a counsellor, and more recently as a psychologist. I have worked in a private practice setting across a wide range of mental health presentations, and across torture and trauma, sexual assault, drug and alcohol, and family therapy settings.

I am thrilled to have begun a new role working in the Stroke Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. My interests include psycho-oncology, the psycho-social impact of stroke, sleep across the lifespan, and issues surrounding sexuality and gender.

In 2015, I joined the APS as a student member, in order to improve my connection to the local community of psychologists, to gain improved access to excellent professional development and resources, and for the receipt of tailored member support and advice.

I became a student representative of the SA Clinical College Committee in 2016, and am very pleased to now be an early-career representative.

Committee Member

Ms Carolyn Di Fiore
Carolyn has been a member of the APS Clinical College since commencing her postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology. She was the Flinders University student representative of the committee whilst completing her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) 2015-2016. She is enjoying now being on the committee representing the views of early career psychologists. She hopes to strengthen the early career network in the SA Clinical College and to advocate for further initiatives to support those starting their professional journeys.

Currently, Carolyn is working with children, adolescents and their families in the public and private sector. She divides her working week between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Developing Minds Psychology and Education.

Website Editor

Dr Phillip Kavanagh

Student Rep - UNISA

Miss Elise Thompson
I am currently completing my Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of South Australia. As a student representative on the committee, I represent the views of UniSA postgraduate clinical psychology students as well as facilitating engagement and networking between clinical postgraduate students from all 3 South Australian universities.

Student Rep - Flinders Uni

Ms Joanna Tsirgiotis
I am a PhD (Clinical Psychology) candidate at Flinders University. My doctoral research pertains to the presentation of autism spectrum disorder in females, and my clinical interests surround child and adolescent mental health. My role on this committee is to represent my student colleagues at Flinders University, liaise between the committee and clinical psychology students, and encourage inter-university engagement and networking.

Student Rep - Adelaide Uni

Mr David Unsworth
I am a Clinical Combined Student (Masters, PhD) from the University of Adelaide; primarily interested in improving stroke outcomes by helping stroke survivors and their caregivers manage the psychological sequelae. I will be graduating at the end of 2018.