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Staff

Mandy provides administration support to the Team at Psychology 806 and brings with her over 25 years office experience across a wide variety of industries.  She has known Jody for many years also studying Psychology subjects in her undergraduate degree. 

Mandy spends her spare time chasing around her three very active sons and loves any form of travel. We are sure you will find your dealings with Mandy a pleasure. Mandy will be in reception between 9am and 5:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Office Administration

Amanda Sharp

Isabel is excited to join the team at PSYCHOLOGY 806. Isabel finished secondary school in 2018 and is joining the team at Psychology 806 for her gap year. She is interested in health and hopes to pursue Medicine at university in 2020. This year she is hoping to gain a bit of ‘life experience’ in different health fields while enjoying a break and a bit of travel. In her spare time Isabel enjoys coaching rowing, and playing music or making arty things!

 

We have convinced Isabel to spend time with us at PSYCHOLOGY 806 on Tuesday's and 9am to 5pm and afternoons on Wednesday and Friday. What we appreciate most about Isabel is her friendly and positive personality, professionalism and efficiency.

Office Administration

Isabel Unwin

Jody is the Clinical Director and has 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and families across education and psychological treatment settings.

She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She provides evidenced based psychological assessment and intervention and has training in Family Based Therapy and CBT-E for the treatment of Eating Disorders.

 

She is a credited facilitator for the Tuning into Kids and Circle of Security for emotional regulation difficulties and attachment based difficulties with toddlers and children and the PPP positive parenting program.

Jody is also an experienced and trained user of ADOS for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

She is passionate about empowering individuals with strategies to learn to better manage their own difficulties and to assist calm and confident parenting through practical support and therapy.

Jody offers appointments Tuesday to Friday but often won't be far from the phone on Mondays.

Clinical Psychologist

MAPS, B.A., Grad.Dip.Ed., Post Grad.Dip.Psych., M.Ed.,M.Psych. (Clinical)

Registered Psychologist PSY0001621890

Jody Jones

Jo is a Clinical Psychologist with a Master’s Degree, and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked in Ballarat with children, adolescents, and their families for over 20 years. ​

 

Having come from a nursing background, Jo has an in-depth understanding of the challenges individuals and families face when medical conditions impact emotional health and well-being. Additionally, Jo has worked extensively with children who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties. Jo has a particular interest in working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum to capitalise on their unique abilities and decrease their anxiety and depression.  

Jo offers supportive and empathic care that utilises evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Jo also provides support and guidance to parents to assist in finding solutions that enhance the connection and resilience of parent and child.

 

Jo is available for appointments on Tuesdays.

Clinical Psychologist

M.A.P.S., B. Nursing, Dip. Community Service (Welfare Studies), Post Grad. Dip. Psych., B.A,(Hons), M.Psych (Clinical),  Registered Psychologist PSY0001129204

Jo Burnett

Gabrielle is a Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological society. Gabrielle is passionate about identifying clients’ strengths and engaging families in a safe and respectful manner. She will collaboratively develop a unique treatment plan that empowers clients and families to achieve their goals.

Gabrielle has been working with infants, children and adolescents in the public mental health setting for the past 7 years. She brings with her specialist skills in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders with a strong interest in Obsessive Compulsive disorder, mood disorders, sleep problems, and social, emotional and behavioural concerns.

Gabrielle utilises a range of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is an accredited facilitator of the Tuning in to kids program, PPP Positive Parenting Program and Circle of Security program. These programs assist with children’s emotion regulation and behavioural difficulties and enhance children attachments with care givers. Gabrielle is trained in Family Based Therapy for the treatment of eating disorders.

Gabrielle is available for appointments Tuesday to Friday.

Clinical Psychologist

B.Psych., BA(Hons) (Psych), M.Psych. Clinical, MAPS

Gabrielle French

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families for the past 5 years within the education department and public mental health settings. Prior to this she spent 4 years providing home and community based support to clients of all ages experiencing behavioural challenges, mental health difficulties or living with a disability.

 

Kate has a gentle approach and is mindful of creating an open and safe environment where her clients can feel comfortable and supported in a non-judgemental and relaxed manner. She utilises evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and incorporates mindfulness and strength based support into her sessions. 

 

Kate works with the client as well as those within their support network to promote psychological and emotional understanding, while addressing concerns such as anxiety and mood disorders, poor self esteem and self worth, challenging behaviours and difficulties managing emotions.

Kate enjoys working with adolescents, the LGBTI community and individuals on the autism spectrum. 

 

Kate has experience in completing cognitive assessments and supporting clients with learning and school based challenges. 

 Kate is an accredited facilitator of the Tuning into Kids Program providing support to parents and caregivers in managing emotion regulation and behavioural difficulties in children. 

 Kate is currently available for appointment’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Clinical Psychologist

B.Psych., BA(Hons) (Psych), M.Psych. Clinical, MAPS

Kate Judd

Janelle is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive clinical experience in working with infants, youth, adults and families within mental health and disability support sectors. She has gained this experience over the past 25 years in the Community service and Private sectors. She has supported families and children in the Early Childhood Intervention Services, adolescents and young adults in Education & Employment and professionals within the Public Community and Area Mental Health services.

 

Janelle also has specialist training and high interest in the assessment and treatment of individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Janelle is currently only taking clients for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2020, referred by their Paediatrician. 

Clinical Psychologist

B.Psych., Post Grad.Dip.Psych., M.Psych. Clinical, MAPS

Janelle Johnson