Psychologists in Schools

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

Convener

Ms Jane Mosco
Jane has worked with children and young people in schools for over 23 years. Initially, she worked as a primary school teacher, and then as a psychologist. Focussing on children and adolescent wellbeing, she has worked both in multiple-disciplinary teams in clinics and schools, as well as in her successful private practice. Jane is interested in improving student wellbeing and experiences of school, through individual and systemic approaches, informed by the views of students. She is particularly interested in the nexus of learning and wellbeing at school and the idea of neurodevelopmental differentiation alongside respectful student-teacher relationships.

Jane currently works part-time as a psychologist in a K-12 school in regional NSW within the school‘s multi-disciplinary wellbeing team. Jane is also a PhD candidate at Southern Cross University with the Centre for Children and Young People researching student wellbeing and learning differences. Jane is a board-approved supervisor.

Secretary

Mrs Kate Caldecott-Davis
Kate is an experienced psychologist and PsyBa-approved supervisor, who works as a school psychologist at an independent Pre-K-12 school in Sydney, and in private practice with children and adolescents. Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Postgraduate Diplomas in Psychology and Applied Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a Master’s Degree in Research, and a Master’s Degree in Gifted Education (with Excellence). She is currently undertaking doctoral research investigating the motivational processes underlying children's development of social and emotional competence.

Treasurer

Dr Daniel Quin
Phone: 03 9524 6123
Before becoming a psychologist I was a secondary school teacher. I've worked in private practice but now work exclusively at Caulfield Grammar School. I completed my doctoral studies on teacher-student relationships and student engagement and have published in peer-reviewed journals.
Outside of work I keep myself healthy by racing my mountain bike, spending time with my family and going to the MCG to watch Richmond!

Committee Member

Ms Vanessa Sleeman
Vanessa has been a Psychologist and APS member for over 20 years and a member of the PiSIG committee for the past 2 years. Her background includes work within various Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services across Sydney, Adult Mental Health Services and NSW Corrective Services, before moving into the education area.

Vanessa currently works at Rosebank College in Sydney and has been working in schools for the past 8 years. She is passionate about early intervention and prevention of mental health issues in young people and promoting student wellbeing using individual and school-wide approaches.

Committee Member

Ms Rachel Weymouth

Committee Member

Mrs Cassandre Neville

Committee Member

Ms Collette Caffrey
Collette is a Provisional Psychologist at Notre Dame College in Victoria. Her Honours thesis explored the subjective wellbeing of family members diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Collette holds a strong interest in the overall wellbeing of families and the impact this has on individual members. Collette has a long career in the education field working for 30 years in the state sector. Roles in the education field included primary teacher, reading recovery, Leader of English and Literacy, Primary Principal and Regional Literacy Coach. Collette has also engaged in early childhood, opening and leading the development of a childcare Centre as the Director. Until recently, Collette has been employed in educational settings navigating social and educational poverty including leadership of a number of initiatives. Additional to a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Collette holds the qualification of Masters of School Leadership, Bachelor of Psychology, and Bachelor of Education.