Women and Psychology

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

Convener

Mrs Carmel O'Brien

Qld Coordinator

Ms Ann Aboud

Vic Co ordinator

Ms Ursula Benstead

NSW Coordinator

Ms Dori Wisniewski

Secretary

Dr Julie Kruss

Treasurer

Ms Ursula Benstead

Committee Member

Ms Leisa Thompson

Committee Member

Ms Patricia Gallagher

Committee Member

Dr Brona Nic Giolla Easpaig
I am a lecturer with the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University, NSW. My research is located in the fields of community, critical, health and applied social psychology in examining topics such as gender, sexuality, wellbeing (including mental health), health services, social justice and online communities. I am an academic member of the College of Community Psychologists and I am also part of the Women & Psychology and the Psychology of Diverse Bodies, Genders and Sexualities Interest Group Committees.

Committee Member

Ms Heather Gridley

Committee Member

Dr Raelynn Wicklein
In the APS Counselling College, Dr RaeLynn Álvarez Wicklein is Treasurer in the National Executive & Secretary in VIC State Section. She is a member of the Women & Psychology IG (former Convenor 2006-2012) & is the 2018 Elaine Dignan Award winner. She brings a warm, collaborative & engaged approach to working with all clients. Her foci are: anxiety, depression, relationships, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, body image & eating issues, trauma, perinatal mental health issues, & therapy for the therapist. As a PsyBA COUN & CLIN registrar supervisor, she supervises & trains psychs. She also worked in the US: community mental health, hospitals, juvenile justice, university counselling, & child & family services. She passionately delivers feedback informed treatment in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), family therapy, & play therapy. RaeLynn is in private practice in N Melbourne & adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe Uni.

Committee Member

Ms Dori Wisniewski

Committee Member

Ms Catherine Dove

Student Representative

Ms Alexandra Barry

Co ordinator
VIC

Ms Ursula Benstead