Northern Tasmania

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.


Ms Olivia Boer
Phone: 0363889229
Olivia Boer is the current chair of the APS Northern Tasmania Branch. Olivia is a clinical psychologist and director of a group allied health practice. She has a specific interest in helping children with anxiety, working with the parents of kids with oppositional and defiant behaviours, and supervising early career psychologists.


Miss Emma Langley
Emma is Provisional Psychologist working both in the disability sector and in private practice. She is currently in her second year of a Masters of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of New England.


Mrs Deonette Cooper
Dee is a clinical psychologist who completed her initial training in South Africa. She has worked in various clinical settings in Australia since 1999; amongst others , working with patients with metastatic melanoma and breast cancers at the University of Sydney, working with children at risk of Developmental Delay, senior psychologist at CAMHS (Launceston) and senior clinical psychologist with GP North, Tasmania. For the last 12 years Dee is a founding partner and senior psychologist in private practice in Launceston, where she sees a wide variety of presenting conditions. She has a particular interest in depression, anxiety and trauma work as well as chronic medical conditions.

Committee Member

Miss Catherine Bishop
Catherine is a psychologist and clinical psychology registrar working in private practice. Catherine has a specific interest in anxiety disorders and related conditions such as PTSD and OCD. She is also very interested in the role that self-esteem plays in mental health.

Committee Member

Ms Elizabeth Heyward
Lib is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Launceston. She specializes in the treatment of trauma/complex PTSD, chronic illness, couples therapy and supervision. Lib has been involved in Branch activities for many years, and particularly enjoys mentoring early career psychologists.

Committee Member

Mr Liam Spicer
Liam is a Psychology graduate, currently completing his Honours at the University of Tasmania. Liam is also completing a Bachelor of Philosophy and has worked in the Disability industry for 5 years in various supportive roles. Liam is also currently a specialist peer mentor assisting students on the Autism spectrum, a tutor for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students, and provides private tutoring for Psychology students

Committee Member

Mrs Samantha Van Der Wijngaart

Student Representive

Miss Ebony Bennett

Student Representative

Ms Emily Fowler
Emily is currently completing her 4th year of a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) through the University of Tasmania.