Melbourne

Committee Information

The following members of the APS Branch Committee have been elected by APS members in a particular geographical area. Please feel free to contact the  Branch Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for all APS members in this area.
 

Chair

Ms Michele Glassenbury

Secretary

Ms Mandy Taylor
Mandy completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology in Hobart and over the course of 20 years has worked in Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria. Mandy’s work in public mental health services has included CAMHS/CYMHS roles, working with Adults presenting with severe mental illness and psychiatric risk, and training and supporting early career colleagues including psychiatry registrars, General Practitioners and multidisciplinary colleagues. Mandy is a registered psychology supervisor and has delivered training across the sector and at a postgraduate tertiary level in the areas of eating disorders, CBT, working with children and their families, psychopathology and evidence-informed psychological interventions. More recently Mandy has enjoyed roles with a Primary Health Network supporting system reform change and advocating for community care needs in the primary care sector. Mandy joined Cairnmillar Institute in 2017 and holds the role of Director of Clinical Services.

Treasurer

Ms Joanne Kuras
Health Psychologist currently working in private practice.

Committee Member

Dr Monica O'Kelly

Committee Member

Dr Janelle Armstrong
Janelle holds a Doctorate of Psychology (Forensic) and is currently a Director and Principal Practitioner of Cathartic Consulting. She is a General Member of the Melbourne Branch Committee and the Treasurer of the Victorian College of Forensic Psychologists. She has 15 years’ experience as a Psychologist providing risk assessment, treatment and management of general, violent and sexual offenders. This has also involved assessments for Court in civil and criminal matters. She has also been involved in program development, employed in senior management role, has many years’ experience teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels at Deakin University and is a board approved primary and secondary supervisor for provisional psychologist and forensic registrars. Janelle also has considerable experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders with a particular focus on trauma work. She is trained in and utilises Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

Committee Member

Mr Isaac Lee
Isaac is a generally registered psychologist currently volunteering at Melbourne Affordable Psychology. Areas of interest include Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Ethics.

Committee Member

Mr Aiden Tran
Aiden is a General Member of the APS Melbourne Branch Committee and National Social Media Representative for the College of Clinical Psychologists. He is currently a Psychologist with Peninsula Health, and a Clinical Supervisor with the Masters of Counseling Program at Monash University.

Committee Member

Mr Lyndon Medina

Committee Member

Dr Judith Gullifer
Judith Gullifer is the Associate Dean (Partners and Quality) in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at Charles Sturt University. Judith has spent over two decades dedicated to the practice of psychology and the application of psychological science in education and research in the higher education sector. She has been responsible for teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Judith is a registered psychologist with a background in professional counselling in regional, rural and remote Australia. She has held various positions with the Australian Psychological Society, having been appointed to the Board of Directors in 2016 for her expertise in working, and advocating for, Regional, Rural and Remote Australia. She was a founding member of the Rural, Regional and Remote Advisory Group to the National Board of Directors and the convener of the Australian Psychological Society Rural and Remote Interest Group.

Committee Member

Mrs Katy Dib
Katy is an experienced and committed psychologist. She has been registered with the Psychology Board-Australia since 2007.
She has extensive experience working with children, young people and adults in a wide range of settings including Schools, Universities, Community Organizations, Drug and Alcohol services, Housing Services, Immigration Detention. She currently runs a private practice- Elysium Psychology
She is registered and accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor. She is also affiliated with Deakin University as an Associate Lecturer.
Katy is committed to providing mental health services to the financially disadvantaged. She has founded a not-for-profit Melbourne Affordable Psychology.