APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Tasmanian 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.


Dr David Bakker
David is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Archer Street Health in Hobart. He is also a lecturer and research supervisor at the Institute for Social Neuroscience, which trains postgraduate psychology students in Melbourne. He is passionate about engaging the broader public in evidence-based psychological strategies and therapies, and is the founding director of MoodMission - a free CBT-based mobile app for low moods and anxiety. He has previously worked in disability support, rural mental health outreach, youth health, hospitals, and Melbourne private practices. He has taught psychology and counselling at Monash University, where he has also researched and developed mental health mobile apps as part of his Doctor of Clinical Psychology.


Dr Bethany Lusk
Bethany is a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) experienced with clients in both public and private practice environments.

Bethany is a Member of the ‘Australian Psychological Society (APS)’ and is ‘Secretary’ of the ‘APS College of Clinical Psychologists’ (Tasmania).

Bethany offers a range of clinical services in an individual or couples setting and treats psychological issues including anxiety and depression and has a particular interest working with trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, sexual disorders/dysfunction, or relationship troubles.

Bethany uses a range of evidence-based approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Eye-Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing
- Schema Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Psychosexual Therapy

Bethany is passionate about providing a space for people to feel safe, be treated with respect, and work together to help clients feel more empowered in their lives and relationships.


Ms Sara Waitzer

Committee Member

Assoc Prof Kimberley Norris

Committee Member

Ms Roseanne Brumby

Committee Member

Ms Robyn Yaxley

Committee Member

Dr Emma Richardson

Committee Member

Miss Jessica Forward

Student Representative

Mr Brendan Walls

Student Representataive

Miss Ella Ross