Branch - 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
Olivia Boer is the Chair of the new APS Tasmania State Branch. Olivia is a clinical psychologist and director of a multi-location group allied health practice in Launceston. She is also the mental health representative on the Primary Health Tas Clinical Advisory Committee. Olivia has a specific interest in helping children with anxiety and trauma using EMDR, working with the parents of kids with challenging behaviours, helping people understand neurodiversity-affirmative practice, and supervising early career psychologists. Olivia is also interested in supporting the psychology profession in Tasmania and is part of numerous committees in the health and education sectors.

Deputy Chair,CCLP Representative

Dr Bethany Lusk
Bethany is a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) experienced with clients in both public and private practice environments.

Bethany is 'Deputy Chair' of the Australian Psychological Society (Tasmania) and ‘Secretary’ of the ‘Australian Psychological Society - College of Clinical Psychologists’ (Tasmania).

Bethany offers a range of clinical services in an individual or couples setting and has a particular interest working with trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, sexual disorders/dysfunction, or relationship troubles.

Bethany uses a range of evidence-based approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Eye-Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing
- Schema Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Psychosexual Therapy

Bethany is passionate about providing a space for people to feel safe, be treated with respect, and work together to help clients feel more empowered in their lives and relationships


Miss Emma Langley
Emma Langley is a psychologist and clinical registrar working in private practice in Launceston. Emma holds the position of Secretary of the APS Tasmania Branch. She is passionate about supporting the Branch committee to run efficiently as well as supporting psychology students to gain relevant experience to enhance their studies. Emma has completed research regarding the barriers to seeking help from psychologists, with two journal articles published in Australian Psychologist. In any spare time she has, Emma enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.


Miss Catherine Bishop
Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Launceston. She holds the position of Treasurer of the APS Tasmania Branch. Catherine is passionate about the opportunity to be involved in organising activities that support the needs of local psychologists, especially those that are newer to the profession.

Clinically, Catherine is passionate about working with clients to develop healthier relationships with food and their own bodies and is eager to begin developing an increased understanding of non-diet approaches in the local community. She is also particularly interested in working with adults and older adults with anxiety, trauma and grief related concerns, body images issues, and eating disorders.

Private Practice Representative

Ms Lynette Daniels
Phone: 0498146947

Event Submitter

Mrs Rebecca Reid
Bec Reid is a provisionally registered psychologist currently completing her 4+2 internship in the disability sector. Bec enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment team and working therapeutically with children and families.

Social Media; CFP Representative

Mrs Samantha Van Der Wijngaart

Regional Representative - South

Ms Michaela Young
Phone: 0401072367
Michaela is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience working in a range of areas, including the private and public sector. Michaela currently works in private practice in her home town, Hobart but has recently returned from working in Romania. Michaela previously worked in Alchol and Drug Services and Family Violence Services. Michaela is excited to be back in her home town and is looking forward to representing the voice of the Hobart psychological community on the state branch. Michaela is passionate about improving professional development opportunities for psychologists, improving connectivity and reducing isolation of psychologists.

Regional Representative - North

Miss Holly Bromfield
Holly Bromfield is a Clinical Psychology Registrar working in the education sector.

As the Northern Regional Representative for the Tasmanian APS, Holly invites APS members and the wider community to contact her about community and professional psychological issues in Northern Tasmania. Contact via [email protected]

Holly's professional interests include working with young people experiencing anxiety and depression. She is also interested in the assessment, diagnosis and management of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Holly was placed on the Dean's Honour Roll for the Tasmanian School of Psychology for study in the Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. She has also pursued research in the area of Women's Health.

Early Career Representative; DGPP Repres

Mrs Ceara Rickard

Student Representative

Mr Warwick Green
Warwick is a current 3rd year psychological science student at the University of Tasmania. He has a strong community-oriented mindset.

Student Representative

Mrs Charlotte Rees