APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

New South Wales Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Educational and Developmental 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.


Ms Michelle Button


Position vacant


Ms Catherine Asciak
Phone: 0435342373
Catherine is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology and a board-approved supervisor. Catherine is the acting secretary of the NSW branch of the College and is also a national committee member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
Before establishing a private practice, Catherine worked in independent schools along with state government disability and child health development services. Catherine enjoys working with neurodiverse children and adolescents and is passionate about sharing skills, experience, and resources with other psychologists. This includes providing support and supervision to early career psychologists.


Mrs Elisabeth Akioka
Service Manager, New Street Hunter New England
- Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology (QUT).
- Masters in Clinical Psychology (CSU).
- New Street is a NSW Health service that provides therapeutic services for children and young people aged 10 to 17 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours towards others, and their families and caregivers. New Street Services work with the young person to assist them to understand, acknowledge, take responsibility for and cease the harmful sexual behaviour.
- Full supervisor status.
- Areas of therapeutic interest – attachment (parenting, personality development, intervention focus), trauma (esp interaction with attachment and development) and assessment (all of it),
- Areas of research interest – parenting, motivation, visual / cognitive perception and abnormal psychosexual development (development of harmful sexual behaviours).... and k-pop fandoms

Committee Member

Dr Dianne Watt