Clinical Psychologist Registrars

Thomas Brown | Clinical Psychology Registrar | BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych | Assoc MACPA

Thomas is a Provisional Psychologist, currently completing his Master of Clinical Psychology degree at Macquarie University. He holds an Honours degree in Psychology from Macquarie University.

Thomas has worked with children and adults in public and private settings, including The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Canteen Australia and MindSpot. He has a particular interest in young adult and adolescent mental health, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, including major illnesses such as cancer, and ways in which technology can be used to support wellbeing and treatment.

Thomas work to provide a warm and collaborative space in therapy, and employs a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), to support his clients achieve their goals in treatment.

Ms Esther Chan | Clinical Psychology Registrar | BSc (Hons), MBMSc, MClinPsych | Assoc MACPA

Esther is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the Australian National University and Master of Clinical Psychology with Distinction from the University of Newcastle. Esther also completed the Master of Brain and Mind Science at the University of Sydney.

Esther has worked in private and public hospitals as well as community settings in Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families from all backgrounds and cultures. Esther is dedicated in providing a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients in order to empower them to achieve their rich and meaningful goals. She is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has experience working with individuals with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, neurodevelopmental difficulties and adjustment issues. Esther also has extensive research experience working with children and adults in Australia and overseas.

Esther has a special interest in working with individuals and families from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Esther is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Miss Edwina Keen | Clinical Psychology Registrar | BPsych(Hons), PhD (Clin Psych) Candidate | Assoc MACPA

Edwina Keen is a clinical psychologist registrar. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently completing a combined Master of Clinical Psychology and PhD at Macquarie University. Edwina has experience working with children, adults, and families across both community and hospital-based settings. Edwina employs a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework in the development of personalised treatment plans for her clients. She enjoys working with clients from a range of backgrounds with a particular interest in working with children and their families. Assessments and consultations are combined by Edwina both in-rooms and out-of-rooms.

Braedon Townsend | Clinical Psychology Registrar | BPsych(Hons), MClinPsych | Assoc MACPA

Braedon is a Clinical Psychology Registrar, having completed his Bachelor and Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University. At Mind Plasticity, Braedon will be engaging in both in-room and out-of-rooms assessments and consultations.

Braedon has work experience across the lifespan from youth to older adults. Braedon has clinical and research experience in the treatment of older adults, with a focus on the benefits and barriers to social participation in later life. He has additional research experience in understanding risk factors to adolescent wellbeing. Braedon has experience working on rigorous research trials required to maintain the highest standard in evidence-based care. In addition to Mind Plasticity, he works in the assessment of children, adults, and families involved in legal matters.

Braedon believes that person-centered healthcare means meeting a comprehensive understanding of one’s background with respect and compassion. He strives for collaboration in his approach, offering clients the evidence-base knowledge to help them work toward their goals. Braedon accepted his role at Mind Plasticity based on a shared belief that all people deserve equal access to the highest standards of care.

Alice Yu | Clinical Psychology Registrar | BPsych (Hons), MA (Clinical Psychology), Assoc MACPA

Alice is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney and

Master of Clinical Psychology from Western Sydney University. Alice trained in a variety of settings including Karitane (Jade House) and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Alice works primarily with adolescents and adults and has a particular interest in chronic health conditions, perinatal mood disorders, complex trauma, and adult ADHD. She believes in adopting a collaborative and individualised approach to treatment, which honours the values and unique strengths of each client.

In addition to her role at Mind Plasticity, Alice holds a position as Clinical Psychologist at the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.