MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAM

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CPC consists of a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists and an Occupational Therapist, Practice Manager and fabulous front of house reception staff. All of our Psychologists are Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

OUR STAFF TEAM

Donna Stambulich

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Registered Psychologist

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Malcom Evans

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Registered Psychologist

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Dr Alicia Handley

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Clinical Psychologist

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Michelle Skor

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Registered Psychologist 

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Ms Trina MacAdam

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Occupational Therapist 

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Ms Laura Smitham

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Registered Psychologist 

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Dr Meredith Bolland

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Clinical Psychologist 

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Dr Elinor van Ommen

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Clinical Psychologist

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Jenna Trainer

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Registered Psychologist 

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Donna Stambulich

Donna Stambulic 
Founder and managing director of currambine Psychology centre

Registered Psychologist /Founder and Managing Director

Donna Stambulich is the Founder and Managing Director of Curambine Psychology Centre and North Perth Psychology Centre. Donna has over 10 years clinical experience in the treatment of alcohol and other substance abuse and misuse disorders, co morbidity, trauma and general psychological disorders. Other areas of interest include Workplace Mental Health, Screen Addiction, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, attachment and the treatment of emotional distress resulting from grief. Donna is also a published academic in the area of Second Families , Child Support and the Family Court System.


Donna’s therapeutic approach is to provide a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere in which people can feel safe to explore the nature and meaning of their present difficulties, and so find effective ways to resolve them.

Donna utilises clinically proven and evidence based therapies. Different treatment approaches are used to best suit the client(s) and their goals. The type of treatment provided can range from brief, focused treatment for acute symptoms or problems, to more long term therapy for entrenched personality, relationship or coping issues. Therapies include:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Based Skills
  • Schema Therapy
  • NA/AA 12 step work 


Donna has worked in a specialist residential alcohol and other drug addiction treatment centre since 2004 as a Clinical Program Co-ordinator. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology and her research focuses on vicarious trauma. She is also a mother of two young children.


Specialties

Donna can assist you with the full range of adult and adolescent mental health issues including:


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Anger issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Alcohol and drug addictions
  • Personal growth and emotional well being
  • Screen addiction
  • Workplace mental health


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Psychology and Criminology), Edith Cowan University (2006)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology), Edith Cowan University (2008)
  • Master Psychology (Clinical) Edith Cowan University


Professional Membership

  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Psychology Board Australia of Registe

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Malcom Evans

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Registered Psychologist

 Malcolm has been a practicing registered psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society for over 20 years. He has extensive experience working in the WA prison system, in addition to his work in programs for the homeless, worker’s compensation/rehabilitation, domestic violence and youth outreach. Malcolm has been in private practice for 6 years and has been an Associate at Currambine Psychology Centre since it opened in 2015.

Malcolm is a versatile and dynamic therapist whose approach is grounded in humour, compassion and genuineness. He understands that the idea of therapy can stir up all kinds of thoughts (worries) and feelings and seeks to help clients overcome this through his down to earth and personable style.


Malcolm’s approach to therapy is based on one central idea … the whole point of seeing a psychologist is for things to change. Changes that are for the better and changes that last. In reality this is much easier said than done, but this is just a fact and not an obstacle. Malcolm works to build and nurture each client’s confidence in themselves and their ability to achieve their therapeutic goals.


Malcolm will introduce you to new ideas and perspectives about yourself, relationships and life and will actively challenge what you think, believe and hold to be true. His experience includes working with all client groups – families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children.


In his spare time Malcolm enjoys spending time with his family, walking, going to the gym and playing Xbox. He also enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching movies and opening his mind to new ideas.

Some of the issues that Malcolm works with include, but are not limited to:


  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse ( PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship and attachment difficulties
  • Identity formation
  • Working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Family of origin issues
  • Cyber safety (including computer gaming)


Malcolm is also available and skilled in providing professional clinical supervision to external psychologists.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Double Major in Psychology), University of Western Sydney (1993)
  • Master of Arts (Developmental Psychopathology), University of Western Sydney (1995)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society

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Dr Alicia Handley

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Clinical Psychologist


Dr Alicia Handley is a Clinical Psychologist who is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Western Australia, a Master of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University and a PhD in Psychology at Curtin University.


Alicia has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and children who have a range of mental health difficulties. She assists individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, eating disorders, elevated perfectionism, stress and adjustment difficulties. Alicia also works with children experiencing emotional and behavioural problems, as well as helping with parenting difficulties.

Alicia provides a number of evidence-based psychological treatments, including:


  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT-E)
  • Metacognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapy.


Alicia creates a safe, supportive environment in which individuals can discuss their concerns, and carefully selects evidence-based treatment strategies to suit the specific needs of each person.


Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Western Australia, a Master of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University and a PhD in Psychology at Curtin University


Professional Memberships 

  •  Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

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Dr Mereidith Bolland

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Clinical Psychologist

Dr Meredith Bolland is a clinical psychologist working with adults, couples, and adolescents over 18yo, at Currambine Psychology Centre.


Meredith aims to empower her clients to manage a broad range of personal and interpersonal issues.  These include stress, anxiety, depression, trauma responses, adjustment issues, grief and loss, as well as self-esteem issues. She has a particular interest in facilitating personal growth, consolidating a sense of self, and improving interpersonal relationships. 


Meredith uses a broad range of evidence-based approaches to therapy, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma
  • ClinicalHypnotherapy
  • PsychodynamicTherapy
  • Mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 


Integral to her approaches to therapy is the provision of a safe, accepting and warm environment, so that the client will feel supported, heard and understood, as you work collaboratively towards your goals.


Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Applied Science,(Psychology)(Honours), and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology).


Professional Memberships 

Meredith is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)/Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).

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Dr Elinor van Ommen

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Clinical Psychologist

Dr Elinor van Ommen is a Clinical Psychologist known for her holistic approach to psychological care. Elinor’s therapeutic focus is to understand the whole person, not just a collection of symptoms, and to help people identify and transcend unhelpful patterns that keep them feeling ‘stuck’. 

Elinor draws on a number of evidence-based therapies to tailor therapy to the needs and strengths of each client. Therapies include:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness based therapies
  • Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic principles
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Compassion-based approaches


Elinor has many years experience working in specialist mental health clinics in both Melbourne and Perth, conducting individual and group therapy with inpatient and outpatient groups. She also has experience in educational settings and aged care. Elinor combines the professional expertise of her clinical training with her warmth and compassion to facilitate a safe space for understanding, change and growth.

Elinor works with adolescents, adults, and older adults experiencing:


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  •  Perfectionism
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Relationship concerns, including couples counselling
  • Self esteem concerns
  • Personal growth
  • Stress and burnout
  • Loss of meaning


Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Applied Science,(Psychology)(Honours), and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology).


Professional Memberships 

  • Elinor is also a board approved Clinical supervisor, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and of the College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Michelle Skor

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Registered Psychologist


Michelle is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Michelle has worked in various roles providing therapy and treatment for mental health conditions since 2003. She has worked for specialised trauma services, community mental health, child protection as well as in private practice. She has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and children across a variety of psychological issues. These include trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, phobias, work related problems, parenting challenges, adjustment to chronic illness, grief and low self-esteem.
Michelle uses effective psychological treatments such as:


  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Solution focused brief therapy and narrative therapy.


Michelle will tailor therapy to each person’s unique needs to improve psychological health and wellbeing.


Michelle is also able to provide eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma in both adults and children. EMDR has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health and many other well-reputed international agencies.


Specialties
Michelle can assist you with the full range of adult and adolescent mental health issues including:


  • Trauma
  • AnxietyPanic disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Work related problems
  • Parenting challenges
  • Adjustment to chronic illness
  • Grief and low self-esteem


Qualifications

  • BA (Psych) PostGradDip (Psych) 


Professional Memberships 

  • Psychology Board of Australia.

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Ms Laura Smitham

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Registered Psychologist


Laura has 20 years clinical experience in the treatment of general and specific mental health disorders. She believes people can achieve success and positive outcomes through the process of therapy and helping them to engage with their positive supports/activities.  


Laura has worked in mental health organisations including Joondalup Community Mental Health and Injury Management organisations providing assessments, counselling, and support. Laura worked in London for just under 4 years as a psychologist for the social services organisation, Children’s Direct Services. Here she worked with people who had disabilities and provided counselling to people and their families who lived with a life threatening illness. 


On returning to Perth she then worked at the Autism Association of W.A on the clinical team for 5 years, at the Disability Services Commission for 4 years as a Team Leader and Senior Psychologist. She has now been working in Private Practice for 3 years at Currambine Psychology Centre.  Laura has provided talks in the community about managing stress and trauma, about supporting people who have a disability or mental health condition using positive behaviour support strategies. She has an interest in working with adults and children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition. 


Laura will work with people using a non judgemental, empathic and supportive approach in her counselling, whilst helping them to achieve their goals.   Laura has extensive experience working with people who have mental health disorders including:


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  •  Grief and trauma 
  • Attachment 
  • Bipolar disorder and personality disorders
  • People at risk of offending
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse 
  •  Self harm   


Laura also helps people to overcome their low self esteem issues, and to manage their stress, grief and loss. She works with individuals and their families who live with a disability, to help them to have a positive life and to reduce any challenging issues.  

She uses evidence based therapies including:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
  • Solution Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness to help people achieve their goals, and achieve a positive  wellbeing.   


Laura is trained in:

  • The Triple P parenting programme
  • Circle of Security attachment parenting programme.  


Laura is able to provide IQ assessments at the Cognitive Psychology Centre using iPad technology.   


Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at Curtin University achieved in 1997 Post Grad Diploma of Psychology (Advanced Specialisation in Rehabilitation Counselling) achieved in 1998

Professional Memberships 


  • Australian Psychology Society 

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Jenna Trainor

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Registered Psychologist

Jenna is a psychologist who is passionate about the role psychology can play in helping people bring about positive change and improve their social and emotional wellbeing. 


She is highly experienced working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings.She supports clients dealing with a range of areas of difficulty such as (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, sleep, PTSD, OCD, worry, self-harm, stress, relationship issues and self-esteem /confidence issues. 


Jenna is available to conduct Cognitive, Intelligence and ADHD testing for children and adults.

Jenna has a Master’s in Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology. She utilises a range of evidence-based strategies including:


  •  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).


Jenna tailors her approach to therapy based on the individual circumstances of her client and their presenting issue. In all aspects of the therapeutic relationship Jenna emphasises a non-judgmental, collaborative and goal orientated process, in which her clients feel understood, heard, respected and supported assisting them to establish an optimistic outlook for the future.


Qualifications 

  • Master’s in Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology


Professional Membership

  • Associate Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Psychology Board Australia of Registered

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Ms Trina MacAdam

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Occupational Therapist


Trina has worked as an occupational therapist for over 15 years, with experience in both child development and mental health. Trina is passionate about supporting parents in their role of enabling their child’s development and wellbeing. Trina understands that each family is different and aims to therefore find strategies that suit each family’s values and lifestyle. Therefore, Trina has training and experience in a number of different parenting approaches including Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), 1,2,3, Magic and Circle of Security.


Trina works primarily with children and their families, providing assessment and intervention. The areas of sensory processing and regulation, fine motor development, socio-emotional and behavioural and attentional aspects of child development are addressed.


As an occupational therapist Trina’s focus includes the daily routines of meal times, sleep, bathing, dressing and how to move these sometimes stressful times into opportunities to support development. Play based activities as well as daily routines form the basis of Trina’s work with young children. Providing adults with anxiety management and lifestyle balance strategies are also important aspects of Trina’s work.


In addition to undergraduate training, Trina has completed a Post Graduate Diploma including further units in Counselling and Community Development. She has also assisted as a tutor within the Occupational Therapy School at Curtin University. Trina is registered to provide services under medicare, including referrals under the ‘Chronic Disease Management’ program. Trina is also accredited under the Better Access to Mental Health Program and provides evidence based Focused Psychological Strategies including Parent Management Training, Communication/Social Skills training, Stress Management, Cognitive Restructuring and Relaxation strategies. Trina has experience working in private, government and not-for profit organizations, including working within schools.

Trina is interested in supporting attachment within families and has recently completed further training in supporting socio-emotional development through video review (Marte Meo model). Other professional training includes Mindfulness Techniques (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), sleep management strategies as well as sensory processing strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Trina is married with 3 children. She works at the at Cognitive Psychology Centres Currambine practice.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (OT)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (OT)


Professional Membership

  • Registered with Allied Health Practitioner Regulation Agency APHRA
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Member of Developmental Occupational Therapists of Western Australia DOT(WA)


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AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICIAL SOCIETY

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We are the peak body for psychologists in Australia and represent over 24,000 members.

We advocate for the profession of psychology, support high standards, promote community wellbeing, and are dedicated to providing benefits to support members.

We have nearly 200 active member groups. There are 42 APS branches spread across Australia.

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