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.

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

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.

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.

Committee Memeber

Prof Kimberley Norris
Professor Kimberley Norris is a psychological scientist and clinical psychologist who works across academic, research and clinical practice settings. Primarily based at the University of Tasmania, her overarching research and academic interests are focused on maximising human health, wellbeing and performance in both normal and extreme environments. Her research interests include adaptation and resilience in both extreme (e.g., climate distress, Antarctica, space and FIFO) and more normative (e.g., academic, life events) environments. Through her work, Kimberley develops new and innovative ways to provide psychological support for individuals in remote, rural, maritime and extreme environments at an individual, organisational and relationship level. Kimberley is a Professor of Psychological Science, Head of Discipline, and Director of Postgraduate Professional Training Programs (Psychology and Counselling) at the University of Tasmania.

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