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 Kathleen Pearce
Registered as an intern in 2005 and fully registered in 2007, I am relatively new to the profession. My internship included paid work in a private treatment hospital for 12 months. I have worked in both men's and women's residential settings (AOD), a women's refuge, rape crisis in a public hospital, and mental health telephone triage for a private company. I worked in telephone counselling for over eight years before it became commonplace, and is now considered leading edge in providing mental health services to isolated areas across Australia.
I currently run two private practices, in Dee Why (Sydney northern beaches) and Bondi Junction (East Sydney).
I am keen to promote mental health professional networks (MHPNs), having helped establish one in persistent pain management, and now am looking to assist in developing one in aged care.
I engage in peer supervision with a colleague in Lane Cove, on a monthly basis.
I believe that maintaining professional development is essential.
Ms Roslyn Evans
Rose has recently joined PSYCHmatters after completing her 4+2 internship. Her recent experience as a provisional psychologist serves her well in her role as Early Career Psychologist Representative for the Sydney Branch.
Rose presents annually for the Specific Learning Disabilities Association of New South Wales (SPELD NSW) on anxiety in children and adolescents as well as other community groups. Rose also presents regular PD for provisional psychologists on Surviving the National Psychology Exam.
Rose is a director of CAE Psychological Profiling and is also is the National Supervising Psychologist for Australian Mensa.
Rose has had previous careers in wine marketing and teaching high school. She has 4 children, 2 beagles and a husband. She enjoys pottering in the garden with her chickens, though she has a black thumb, reading science fiction and jigsaw puzzles and is teaching herself how to code to make an app for her iPad.
CPD Co ordinator
Miss Catherine Broomfield