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 and Chair-Elect

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.

Secretary

Mr Barry Strmelj

Treasurer

Mr Michael Di Mattia

Course Approval Chair

Assoc Prof Roger Cook
Phone: 0405507154
My interests are families and their functioning, men and men's issues, infertility and its treatment, counselling processes.

Office Bearer

Position vacant

Office Bearer

Dr Raelynn Wicklein
In the APS Counselling College, Dr RaeLynn Álvarez Wicklein is an Office Bearer in National Executive, Chair of the VIC State Section, and is member of the Women and Psychology IG (former Convenor 2006-2012). She brings a warm, collaborative and engaged approach to working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her foci are: depression, anxiety, relationships, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, body image and eating issues, trauma, perinatal mental health issues, and therapy for the therapist. As a PsyBA COUN & CLIN supervisor, she trains psychs. She also worked in the US in community mental health, hospitals, juvenile justice, university counselling, and child & family services. She uses many approaches in feedback informed treatment including Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), family therapy, and play therapy. RaeLynn is in private practice in north Melb & adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe Uni.

Committee Member

Dr Joanne Dennison

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.

Web Administrator

Ms Angela Gale
Angela Gale is a Counselling Psychologist Registrar 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.

Student Representative

Ms Jade Williams

Chair
NSW

Ms Jacki Short
Phone: 0411209802
Jacki Short is a Registered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor and the NSW Sectional Chair of the APS College of Counselling. She is also a registered play therapist/supervisor and has been counselling, running groups and teaching counselling methods for over 25 years. Jacki has a vast range of counselling experience with children, young people and adults having worked as a counsellor in drug and alcohol agencies, hospitals and schools before moving into private practice in Glebe, Sydney. After completing a Masters degree in Adult Education, Jacki taught counselling for 17 years at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She has run training for thousands of students and course participants in Australia and internationally.
Jacki founded the training company, Sydney Centre for Creative Change and, as clinical director, currently oversees a busy calendar with over 40 short courses and retreats in creative therapies around Australia and in Bali.

Chair
QLD

Mr Dave Misso

Chair
VIC

Dr Raelynn Wicklein
In the APS Counselling College, Dr RaeLynn Álvarez Wicklein is an Office Bearer in National Executive, Chair of the VIC State Section, and is member of the Women and Psychology IG (former Convenor 2006-2012). She brings a warm, collaborative and engaged approach to working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Her foci are: depression, anxiety, relationships, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, body image and eating issues, trauma, perinatal mental health issues, and therapy for the therapist. As a PsyBA COUN & CLIN supervisor, she trains psychs. She also worked in the US in community mental health, hospitals, juvenile justice, university counselling, and child & family services. She uses many approaches in feedback informed treatment including Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), family therapy, and play therapy. RaeLynn is in private practice in north Melb & adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe Uni.

Chair
WA

Ms Kylie Coventry