Clinical Psychology Unit Staff
Assoc Prof Caroline HUNT, Ph.D.
ASSOCIATE HEAD, CLINICAL
Phone: (02) 9351 5446
Clinical: Caroline has worked in the field of anxiety disorders for many years, and this remains a clinical as well as research interest. In the Psychology Clinic, Caroline provides supervision for adult therapy, and also supervises interns in a number of group programs for young people, both in the Psychology Clinic and in schools. These programs are usually associated with research programs and have included an intervention for children who have been bullied ('Confident Kids'), groups for childhood anxiety and comorbid childhood anxiety and aggression, the Resourceful Adolescent Program, and the Triple P parenting program. Caroline's clinical orientation is cognitive behavioural.
Research: In addition to research in the field of anxiety disorders, Caroline conducts research in the problem of school bullying. For example, her recent projects include the development of a questionnaire to assess the experience of bullying, a model of the relationship between anxiety and being bullied, and a skills-building intervention that aims to help children who are bullied at school. Caroline also has an interest in service delivery, particularly the problem of unmet need.
Administrative Responsibilities: Director of Clinical Training, Chair of the NSW Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, President of the Psychology Council of NSW, Founding and Board member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, Director on the Board of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
Prof Louise SHARPE, Ph.D.
POSTGRADUATE COORDINATOR (CLINICAL RESEARCH)
Phone: (02) 9351 4558
Research: Health Psychology, Pain Management, Preventative Medicine
Clinical: The application of cognitive and behaviourally oriented interventions for people with health problems.
The treatment of people with a history of childhood trauma using schema-focused therapy.
Dr Maree ABBOTT, M.Clin.Psych, PhD
POSTGRADUATE COORDINATOR (CLINICAL)
Phone: (02) 9351 2644
Research: Anxiety disorders, Rumination, Perfectionism, Procrastination
Clinical: Anxiety and Depressive Disorders; Cognitive-Behavioural, Schema and Psychodynamic therapy approaches.
Dr Paul RHODES, BSc(Hons), MClinPsych, PhD
STUDENT LIAISON, APPLICATIONS COORDINATOR
Phone: (02) 9351 6708
Research: Qualitative methodology including grounded theory, narrative inquiry, participatory action and interpersonal process recall; Family therapy, family-based treatment of anorexia nervosa, systemic approaches to intellectual disabilities; Personal development of therapists, therapeutic process research
Clinical: Family Therapy: Post-Milan systemic family therapy, Structural family therapy, Narrative therapy, Brief solution-focussed therapy; Maudsely model of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa; Applied behaviour analysis and systemic approaches to challenging behaviour in developmental disabilities; Reflective practice in clinical supervision.
Dr Judy HYDE, BA (Hons) Syd, BA (Hons) Macq, Dip Soc Sci, UNE, M Clin Psych Macq. PhD
CLINIC DIRECTOR, PLACEMENTS COORDINATOR
Phone: (02) 9351 2629
Clinical: Judy is a generalist clinical psychologist, supervising in adult and child/ adolescent and family therapy and in psychometric assessments. She uses an integrative model of therapy drawing on aspects of CBT, systems and psychodynamic therapies to understand patients' issues and devise individualised treatment that is responsive to the patient's needs. Interests lie in personality and in particular in the personality of the psychotherapist, and in supervision processes.
Prof Stephen TOUYZ, Ph.D.
Phone: (02) 9351 2646
Research: Eating Disorders
Clinical: Stephen has had formal training in cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic therapies as well as specific supportive clinical management. My clinical work is primarily within the field of eating disorders.
Dr Sunny LAH, PhD
Phone: (02) 9351 2648
Clinical: Differential diagnostic issues in developmental and acquired neuropsychological disorders. Neuropsychological rehabilitation.
Research: Paediatric Neuropsychology, Epilepsy, Retrograde Memory, Cognitive Rehabilitation
Dr David HAWES, PhD
Phone: (02) 9351 4068
Research: Child clinical psychology, aggression and conduct problems, parenting
Clinical: Family based interventions for child and adolescent problems based on the integration of cognitive-behavioural family systems and attachment principles.
Dr Catalina LAWSIN, PhD
Phone: (02) 9114 0590
Research: Quality of life among cancer survivors and families, specifically patients undergoing HSCT; Psychosocial interventions pre and post treatment for patients and their partners; Systemic and socio-cultural factors influencing utilization of mental health in cancer treatment centres; Barriers to cancer screening among ethnic minorities and recent immigrants.
Clinical: Trained as a clinical health psychologist, Catalina worked clinically with a range of patients suffering from chronic medical conditions including cancer, cardiac disease, HIV, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases and chronic pain. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team Catalina worked to integrate the psychological aspects of illness into treatment planning. Catalina has provided individual, couples, family and group therapy to address a wide variety of psychological concerns. Catalina approaches therapy from a cognitive behavioural perspective influenced by existential and humanistic approaches as well. As a therapist and a supervisor Catalina pays attention to parallel processes in the room and how problems play themselves out within the therapeutic relationship.
Ms Chantal Braganza, BSc(Psychol), MPsych.
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Phone: (02) 9351 8590
Clinical: Adult Mental Health, Problem Gambling, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness based therapies