Robert is additionally on the Board of Directors for the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Robert has expertise in working with individuals and families with more complex needs and in multi-disciplinary care arrangements. His clinical background is in child, adolescent and young adult (AYA) psychology as well as parenting psychology, with an expertise in addiction, psychiatric comorbidity (i.e. multiple diagnoses), and chronic disease (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, cancer).
In addition to his role at Mind Plasticity, Robert holds a position as a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Cancer Centre for Children at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and provides workshops on addiction, paediatric and youth cancer, and sexual functioning.
Ms Dana Bassett | Clinical Psychologist | BASc (Hons), MA (Clin Psych)
Dana is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and adults across a variety of settings. She has a keen interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety (in particular, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), post-natal depression, adjustment difficulties, and child/teen behavioural management in the home.
Dana’s approach to treatment is influenced by her belief that everyone has a capacity beyond their knowledge to improve aspects of their life and that working together can help reveal those abilities. Dana works both individually and within a family context from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model. She integrates Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and Biofeedback into her treatment plan.
Ms Jocelyn Elliott | Clinical Psychologist | BPsych (Hons), MA (Clinical Psychology) Assoc MACPA
Jocelyn is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong. Jocelyn has trained in a variety of settings including headspace, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Wesley Mission, The Albion Centre and Port Kembla Hospital. She currently also works with adolescents, young adults and their families at headspace Bondi Junction.
Jocelyn works using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework and has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with study-related stress including school work stress, HSC and exam performance anxiety. She also enjoys working with clients to help them manage emotional dysregulation, panic, social anxiety, self-esteem issues and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
A particular area of interest for Jocelyn is working with patients with chronic conditions, including major illnesses such as cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Pain disorders. Jocelyn strongly believes in utilising the skills of a multi-disciplinary team in overcoming psychological barriers and highlighting the important relationship between good mental health and healthy lifestyle behaviours such as the role of activity, sleep and self-care.
Jennifer Mackenzie | Clinical Psychologist | BA (Psych), PGDipPsych, MPsych(Clin), MACPA
Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience in the fields of human resources, organisational psychology, psychiatric research and clinical psychology. Jennifer has worked in both private and public hospitals in Sydney, providing workshops, program development, group facilitation and individual treatment. She previously worked at the University of Sydney at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the Brain and Mind Centre in the treatment and research of sleep and circadian disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and neuropsychological functioning. She has also worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW in the area of drug and alcohol treatment and research.
Jennifer has developed and facilitated many group and individual inpatient and outpatient treatment programs in both public and private hospitals. Some groups that Jennifer has facilitated include Cognitive Remediation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Stress Management, Self-Esteem and Drug & Alcohol Issues. Jennifer has a keen interest and extensive experience in co-morbid and complex mental health issues.
Dr Daniel Kimber | Clinical Psychologist | BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, MACPA
Daniel is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). He has experience working with adolescents and adults across a range of public and private settings, including hospitals, universities and community mental health services. He has delivered individual and group treatment programs in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), across public and private hospital facilities.
Daniel is adept at assessing and treating anxiety and depressive disorders and is particularly interested in supporting individuals with difficulties related to complex trauma, emotion dysregulation and early-stage psychosis. He uses a collaborative, personalised and evidence-based approach to help individuals build understanding, overcome difficulties and reach their goals.
Daniel’s practice is grounded in the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality, compassionate support and has the capacity to change. He completed his doctoral research on public attitudes, knowledge and beliefs about anxiety disorders, at the University of Sydney.
Ms Angelique Ralph | Registered Psychologist | Clinical Psychologist Registrar | BPsych(Hons) | Assoc MACPA
Angie is a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney where she is presently completing a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology/PhD. Angie has research and clinical expertise in the relationship between mental health and chronic disease and has published academic articles and presented at international conferences on this topic. This is particularly in the areas of kidney disease and transplantation. She also has interest and expertise in the areas of disordered eating, family therapy and gender identity.
Angie works across the lifespan but primarily with teenagers, youth and adults. Angie advocates for a patient-centered approach to healthcare that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of clients. She thus takes a collaborative and compassionate approach with each client and values the importance of applying evidence-based principles to her clinical work.