APS College of Counselling Psychologists

Committee Information


 

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Counselling psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Dr Catriona Davis-McCabe
Dr Catriona Davis-McCabe is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice and Senior Lecturer/Researcher at Curtin University, Western Australia. Catriona specialises in providing counselling/psychotherapy, EMDR and clinical hypnotherapy for psychological problems and complex mental health disorders. Catriona’s research interests include: transgender and gender diversity issues; intimate partner violence; evidence based practice and the promotion of counselling psychology.

Deputy Chair

Ms Kylie Coventry
Kylie Coventry is a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice in regional Mandurah and Perth. Kylie works with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan presenting with psychological problems and complex mental health disorders. Kylie's areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, infant and perinatal mental health and couples therapy. Kylie has been a member of the WA Committee of the College of Counselling Psychologists since 2009. During this time she has held office as Treasurer, for two years, and been in the position of Chair & Acting Chair since 2014.

Secretary

Mr Barry Strmelj

Acting Treasurer

Dr Emma Logan
Dr Emma Logan is a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice in Western Australia. Emma works with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and families. She works with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, coping and adjustment, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. Emma's particular interest is in the importance of relational attachment, giving focus to how people can internalise important relationships, develop resilience in the face of life-changing events, and learn to live with significant losses.

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Strategic planning & Advocacy Coord

Assoc Prof Roger Cook
Phone: 0401 372 990
I have been a member of the National Executive for over 15 years and before that I was Chair of the Victorian Section of our College. I am also a Director of APAC. I am now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Swinburne University of Technology. My professional interests, apart the advocacy of Counselling Psychology, are families and their functioning, men and men's issues, infertility and its treatment, counselling processes. My personal interests are: my wife and our family of four sons, their partners and five grandchildren, swimming and reading.

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Committee Member

Dr Melissa Harte
Dr. Melissa Harte is an experienced Counselling Psychologist and presenter, passionate about dealing with psychological issues from a whole-of-person perspective. She completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at La Trobe University. She runs a thriving private practice, and offers training, supervision and professional development within a Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) framework. She has established the Harte Felt Centre to ensure a safe, ethical and research-based home for client-centred healing practices in Australia and a supportive community for both practitioners and clients.

Committee Member

Mr Duane Smith
Phone: 0402882003
Age: 52
Bachelor of Psychology;
Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Endorsed Counselling Psychologist; MAPS

Career History:
CanTeen WA - State Co-ordinator
Richmond Fellowship (WA) - Senior Counsellor
Youth Focus Leader - Service Co-ordinator
STREAM Psychology - Clinical Director
The Henry Street Centre - Clinical Director
PBA Approved Supervisor
Board Approved Supervision (BAS) Trainer
Executive Chair ACP

Web Administrator

Ms Angela Gale
Angela Gale is a Counselling Psychologist and is working in private practice. She works with individuals, couples, and groups using evidenced-based therapeutic techniques with a gentle, collaborative, and respectful approach. She sees people who have a number of concerns, such as, relationship difficulties, PTSD, trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, domestic, institutional), anxiety, depression, and identity development. Angela has been a part of the APS CCOUN since 2015.

Student representative

Miss Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker is Student Representative on the National Executive of WA Committee of the College of Counselling Psychologists. Eleanor is currently completing the Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at Curtin University. Her research dissertation is exploring the lived experiences of the siblings of trans people. For the last 10 years, Eleanor's work has seen her providing therapeutic residential care for children through the Department of Communities (Child Protection and Family Support Branch).

Acting Chair
NSW

Mr Dean Harrison
Dean Harrison – Counselling Psychologist (BSc, GradCertBusAdmin, MA, MCounsPsy, MAPS, MCCOUNP).

Dean is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Counselling Psychologists. He served as Chair of the NSW College of Counselling Psychologists. He is the Director of iFlow Psychology. He has held registration as a Psychologist since 1990. He has Masters training in Counselling Psychology. He is endorsed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Counselling Psychologist reflecting advanced skills in training with regard to psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions

Chair
QLD

Mr Dave Misso
Phone: 07 3342 1838
Dave Misso is a Counselling Psychologist, having worked in both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families in the area of trauma, abuse and violence. Dave is conducting postgraduate research exploring personality and metacognition in perpetrators of domestic violence. His current interest involves incorporating metacognition and body focused approaches across a wide range of presenting issues.

Acting Chair
VIC

Dr Melissa Harte
Dr. Melissa Harte is an experienced Counselling Psychologist and presenter, passionate about dealing with psychological issues from a whole-of-person perspective. She completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at La Trobe University. She runs a thriving private practice, and offers training, supervision and professional development within a Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) framework. She has established the Harte Felt Centre to ensure a safe, ethical and research-based home for client-centred healing practices in Australia and a supportive community for both practitioners and clients.

Chair
WA

Ms Kylie Coventry
Phone: 0418996973
Kylie Coventry is a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice in regional Mandurah and Perth. Kylie works with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan presenting with psychological problems and complex mental health disorders. Kylie's areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, infant and perinatal mental health and couples therapy. Kylie has been a member of the WA Committee of the College of Counselling Psychologists since 2009. During this time she has held office as Treasurer, for two years, and been in the position of Chair & Acting Chair since 2014.