APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Western Australian Committee Information

Below are details of the current committee and vacancies. The APS is always on the look out for members who are interested in joining a Member Group committee, to help support and promote members, the profession, and the APS. For more information about joining a Member Groups committee, click here.

Have questions? Please feel free to contact committee members via PsyCommunity direct message here or reach out to APS Member Groups via [email protected].


Dr David Preece
Dr David Preece is a clinical psychologist and academic. He is a clinical lecturer at Curtin University where he is the Director of the Perth Emotion & Psychopathology Lab. He also runs a private practice called the Psychology Centre of Western Australia. David’s main research and practice interests are in the assessment, understanding, and treatment of emotional disorders, with a particular focus on the role of emotional awareness (alexithymia) and emotion regulation difficulties. He has developed several widely used measures of emotional functioning, including the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire (PAQ) and Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI). These questionnaires have now been translated into over 15 languages. David has been a member of the APS since 2015. He is the lead for the Membership Portfolio within the national APS Clinical College committee, and is the Chair of the WA APS Clinical College committee.


Dr Jason Sharbanee
Jason is a lecturer in Psychology at Curtin University, where he teaches psychotherapy to postgraduate trainees, and conducts research into the process of change during psychotherapy.

He is also certified as the local institute-based trainer in Emotion Focused Therapy, and delivers psychotherapy trainings through the Western Australian Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy (waieft.com.au). He maintains a private practice a Clearhealth.

Jason specialises in Emotion Focused Therapy and experiential therapies generally, for individuals, couples and groups across a range of presenting issues. He was trained and supervised by some of the leading developers of EFT, Leslie Greenberg and Jeanne Watson, over the last 10 years.


Dr Kaine Grigg
Phone: 0438600989
I am a Doctor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology and an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor. I completed a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Specialising in Forensic Psychology, at Monash University.

I am the Founder of K A Grigg Consulting Pty Ltd, a Board Director of zero2hero and ConnectGroups, and a Clinical Psychologist with the Department of Health WA.

I have a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge across a variety of settings, including working with children, adolescents, and adults; individuals impacted by substance abuse and trauma; and those with offence histories. I have worked as a Youth Worker, Outreach Worker, and Psychologist in both clinician and supervisor roles.

Committee Member - PD

Miss Zoe Griffin

Student Representative

Mr Ethan Luxton

Student Representative

Miss Zoe Waters
Zoe is an enthusiastic and passionate fourth year PhD candidate and Master of Clinical Psychology student at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of A/Prof Ashleigh Lin and Dr Yael Perry at the Telethon Kids Institute, and A/Prof Jeneva Ohan at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD focuses on the existence and effects of stigma and self-stigma in young people who are at ultra-high risk for psychosis, and how best to measure it, and alleviate the negative consequences produced by it. Her clinical and research interests centre around improving outcomes for young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing, serious mental illness, with a particular interest in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Zoe is currently completing her final placements for the Master of Clinical Psychology program, and is excited to embark upon her registrar training.

Student Representative

Ms Dominique Cleary
Dominique is a PhD (Clinical Psychology) candidate and has recently completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia.
Her PhD research with Telethon Kids Institute works with the Autism Team to investigate the early developmental period of infants with a family history of ASD, the experiences of parents who have a child diagnosed with an ASD, and investigating the potential of an early parent-mediated intervention focussed on working with parents to best support their baby's early social and communication abilities.
She has worked clinically in a range of settings including community and hospital settings, with a range of populations, and is looking towards commencing a registrar program as she completes her PhD.