The Provisional Psychologist Hub was founded by Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton in 2018. Having both completed the 4+2 program themselves they understand how challenging it can be to obtain valuable experience and how anxiety-provoking it can be in your early career. The Provisional Psychologist Hub has grown to a team of highly experienced Board Approved Supervisors that offer our supervisees a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.
At Provisional Psychologist Hub we are passionate about developing provisional psychologists skills, knowledge and confidence to allow them to meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and ultimately obtain full registration. The Provisional Psychologist Hub aims to provide a supportive environment, minimising the barriers of finding supervision, suitable professional development and access to psychometric assessments.
The Provisional Psychologist Hub provides all-inclusive memberships to ensure provisional psychologists meet the minimum PsychBA requirements of professional development and supervision. We are able to guide you from the beginning steps of writing your Internship Program Plan for the PsyBA all the way through your internship to Assessment of Competence for your application for general registration.
Depending on your needs we also provide short-term access to supervision or professional development. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss further. We look forward to assisting you to reach your goal of becoming a psychologist!
All Provisional Psychologist Hub Supervisors are Board Approved and bring with them with a wealth of experience, qualifications and diversity of practice. Each profile includes a brief summary, if you have a specific need or area of experience that you are looking for, reach contact us and we will match you with the right fit.
Leza has over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults across the private, non-profit and government sectors. Leza has a special interest in trauma informed treatment and psychometric assessment and a range of difficulties affecting children.
With a varied career working therapeutically with clients across the lifespan Leza has held positions within a private paediatric practice conducting diagnostic assessments, within a trauma focused organisation, in work rehabilitation, as a school counsellor, and has held many senior management positions including National Operations Manager before opening Child Aware in 2013 and Provisional Psychologist Hub in 2018.
Commencing her psychology career in vocational rehabilitation Susie learnt the importance of time management and communication skills when working with adults experiencing mental illness. Susie challenged herself working with homeless young parents and their children. She had many invaluable experiences in rapport building, working alongside the child protection system, working with young people affected by trauma and experiencing substance abuse. Susie has practiced within the private, public and the non-for-profit sectors specialising in children and adolescent counselling intervention. Having undertaken roles in Practice Management and Direction Susie has overseen counsellors, social workers, provisional psychologists and psychologists.
Vanessa has over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. Vanessa assists parents with developing their parenting skills, including support with the management of social and behavioural difficulties with their children, family counselling and relationship counselling. She has a background in working with veterans, long term unemployed and disability, employee assistance programs and work rehabilitation. Vanessa also enjoys providing supervision and development opportunities for psychologists, and manages provisional psychologists spanning the entire Country, to gain full registration.
Lauren has over 8 years of experience across a variety of roles including teaching, training, assessment, case management, clinical therapy, and advocacy. These roles have included worker’s compensation and vocational rehabilitation, adult mental health, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault, child psychology, disability, weight management and chronic disease. Lauren’s passion lies in the overlap between traumatic stress issues and health psychology, and the factors involved in helping children and adults live their most successful life. As a result, Lauren currently works with individuals to assist with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and trauma, family of origin/childhood trauma issues, chronic health or disability, family distress, workplace stress, and health behaviour change.
Jasmin is passionate about providing early intervention to children and young people, and believes that therapy works best when grounded by a sense of safety with a focus on the needs of the client. She has a special interest in trauma-focused therapy, neuropsychotherapy and expressive therapies. Jasmin presented her post-graduate research on the neuroscience behind detecting emotional disturbance in children’s drawings at the International Congress of Applied Psychology. This research was published in the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy.
Jasmin is also a Board Approved supervisor and is passionate about supporting early career psychologists to reach their full potential.
Serena has experience working with children, adolescents, and families across the community and private sectors with a wide range of presentations. She is passionate about providing evidence-based intervention and a holistic, empathic and caring service for her clients. Serena is multilingual and able to provide counselling in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Some evidence-based treatment approaches Serena uses include play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy and positive psychology. She uses a collaborative (with family and school where needed), client-centred approach to tailor treatment to individual needs. Serena provides psychological assessments for clients including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder and Learning Disorder.
Tanya has eight years experience with physically and psychologically injured workers and five years working with school aged children and adolescents (school counselling and NDIS). Tanya’s work includes one-on-one interventions, behavioural management support and group- counselling.
Tanya's passion lies in working with childhood and adult trauma and utilises skills from CBT, ACT, DBT, and various other frameworks. Her work in the rehabilitation space has assisted a variety of clients including; Police officers, Australian Defence Force staff members, hospital officers, ambulance workers, educators, blue and white-collar workers suffering from a variety of physical and psychological workplace injuries. Tanya continues to work both as a volunteer and in private practice with adolescents and young adults.
Katie is experienced in neuropsychological assessment for a range of presentations, including neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, neurological, and neurodegenerative. She has clinical experience with varied presentations across the lifespan, such as anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, parenting, dementia, palliative care, and chronic pain. Katie has been fortunate to work across several settings, including correctional centres, hospitals, outpatient, and private practice. She is passionate about the diagnostic power of neuropsychological assessment and empowering her patients to live well. She is currently working within a hospital setting in neuropsychology and clinical psychology, providing services to patients with complex conditions, such as dementia, stroke, and patients nearing the end of life.
Kate is highly experienced in counselling and case management with children, adolescents, parents, foster carers, and families in both non-profit and government sectors. Kate specialises in supporting clients impacted by trauma and attachment issues from experiences of abuse and neglect. She has experience working systemically with the child protection system and a broad range of stakeholders including schools, support workers, and other health professionals. Kate has worked extensively providing counselling and psychoeducation with children, young people, and their parents or carers to address a broader range of issues including anxiety, depression, challenging behaviours, self-esteem, sexualised behaviours, bullying, school difficulties, relationship issues, family conflict and family breakdown.
Jenny has over twelve years’ experience in practicing therapy with adolescents, adults and older populations. She has experience working with people who have psychological conditions related to health conditions, dealing with unemployment, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, trauma and adjustment. Jenny has also worked in university and school settings as a counsellor. Jenny is also experienced in psychometric assessments and often conducts testing in relation to NDIS and school support.
Courtney has over 10 years’ experience across a variety of roles including working as a Psychologist in private practice, a Child Therapist for a non-profit organisation and as a Guidance Counsellor for a secondary school. Courtney specialises in child protection and working with children and families experiencing domestic/family violence.
Courtney is vastly experienced in working with multiple presentations including anxiety, depression, Complex Trauma and attachment issues, eating issues/disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, identity issues that present throughout the adolescent journey. Courtney is well versed in cognitive assessments such as WISC 5, WAIS, and other behavioural screeners. She is adept at working with parents and is trained as a Circle of Security Facilitator.
Melissa has over 12 years' experience working with children, adolescents and families. She has worked in a range of roles, including child protection family support, residential care and child and youth tertiary mental health setting. Melissa currently works in a primary school and in private practice, in which she works with both adults and children. She has experience working with anxiety/depression, disabilities, behavioural difficulties, learning and cognitive issues. Melissa is proficient in providing psychometric assessments to assess and monitor issues such as cognitive and academic profiles, ADHD, ASD, social skills, depression and anxiety. Melissa's area of passion is working from an attachment framework, within a systems approach to improving empathy, understanding, communication and co-regulation within families.
Jeannet works within a holistic framework incorporating mental, emotional, physical, neurological and spiritual aspects of wellness. Jeannet is extensively trained in many therapies and brings a range of diverse skills to the session. She has a passion for mind-body and neurological integration models. She uses a range of neuro-regulation therapies including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) and Brain Spotting as well as hypnotherapy and somatic techniques. She works extensively with trauma and PTSD as well as depression and anxiety, life transitions such as grief or change, and personal and spiritual development. Jeannet was a Beyondblue Workplace educator sharing depression and anxiety prevention strategies. She consults and facilitates leadership and professional development skills and is an assessor for the STAP supervision program.
Kara has worked with clients managing complex mental health needs including workplace stress, motivational deficits, limited vocational direction, relationship concerns, substance use (AOD addictions), adjustment and transition concerns, emotional dysregulation and diagnosed mental health disorders (PTSD, the spectrum of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Personality Disorders and Schizophrenia and Binge-eating Disorder. Kara typically practices from a Cognitive Behavioural Framework and is proficient in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy. Kara has experience working with clients who are at risk of suicide, self-harm and harm towards others and has effectively navigated many challenging ethical dilemmas. Kara’s experience spans education, university, unemployment, hospital, Defence Force, and private practice. She has a special interest in managing weight-related and body image concerns.
Natalie's clinical experience is focused on supporting young clients and their families with a range of presentations including but not limited to emotional and behavioural regulation, challenges within school, autism spectrum disorder and sleep concerns. Natalie has experience using animal assisted therapy and running groups and workshops for children, parents, and schools. Through her work in private practice, Natalie has experience supporting clients through various funding bodies, including Wesley Mission and NDIS. She also provides neurocognitive assessments to clients and helps train allied health professionals in assessing for ASD.
Her passion lies in supporting clients, families, and schools with managing the diverse presentation of ASD and in assisting early career psychologists to develop their therapeutic toolbox by learning ways to take evidence-based tools and interventions and apply them to their own clinical practice.
Amber has over 6 years of working with children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults in the non-profit sector. She worked for a non-profit organisation providing therapeutic intervention, assessment and support to children, young people, adults, and families who had experienced or were impacted by developmental trauma and/or abuse.
Amber has worked in both metropolitan and rural locations throughout her career, including schools, enabling her to understand and manage complex contextual variables whilst providing evidence based therapeutic intervention to her clients. She has provided case consultation to internal and external stakeholders, predominantly within the context of Out of Home Care, and police investigations of Child Sexual Abuse.
Amber has a passion for the prevention and treatment of development trauma, as well as for being an advocate for children.
Currently working as a psychologist within Corrections, specialising in drug and alcohol treatment for male offenders, Jaya has over a decade of experience working as a Psychologist. She is part of a program that builds strong therapeutic alliances and works therapeutically with men who offend and have drug and alcohol issues to aid them to re-integrate successfully back into the community. Jaya runs groups that target drug and alcohol issues as well as offending behaviour using evidence based treatment approaches including CBT and DBT. Jaya uses a person-centred approach in all the work she does. She has also worked in other areas of public sector in addition to the non-government sector and private practice. She has worked with young people, children and families and has extensive experience in the disability sector. She went on to gain her registration through the 4 + 2 pathway and has a Masters in Forensic Mental Health.
Alex has over 12 years of experience providing psychological therapy in both public and private sector. He has expertise in the areas of trauma, sexuality, and men’s health. Currently in candidature for a PhD through the University of New England in clinical psychology, investigating a specific area with eating disorders and psychiatric illness. Professional areas of interest include Depression, anxiety and specific phobias, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, OCD and PTSD.
Alex is highly skilled in the provision of a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, interpersonal psychotherapy, and brief solution-focused therapies. He has significant experiences and skills in the delivery of neurocognitive assessments for cognitive and intellectual functioning, personality disturbances, and forensic and medico-legal preparations and reports.
Winnie has over 14 years’ experience including Mental Health and Community Rehabilitation, Disability Employment Services, Private Practice and NDIS Behaviour Support and Psychological Services. She has worked with people across the lifespan including, families with younger children who have behavioural and or developmental difficulties, youth through to late adulthood disadvantaged due to homelessness, chronic and persistent mental health condition, intellectual and developmental disability.
Winnie utilises a range of therapeutic styles including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Brief solution-focused therapy, Strength-based approach, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing techniques. She specialises in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, positive behaviour intervention support, relationship issues, perinatal counselling, vocational counselling, case management, coaching and group training.