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Directors

Dr Rose Cantali FAPS CEDP CCP

Qualifications: B.A.(Sp.Ed), Dip.Teach. M.Ed. PhD

Memberships: Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (FAPS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited

Therapies used: Extensive experience in all current therapies

Languages: English and Italian

Nesli Karadeniz MAPS

Qualifications: B.A. (Hons), M.App.Psych. Clinical PsychoTherapist and Psychologist.

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Accreditations: Certified Reality Therapist (USA), Certified Mediator (Community Justice Centres)

Therapies used: CBT, Reality Therapy, EMDR, DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy

Languages: English, Turkish and French

Psychologists

Gissia Castelnoble

Qualifications: B.A. Psych., Dip of Child and Adolescent Psych., Dip of Couns, M.Ed. Psych (Member of the Australian Psychology Society and the Australian College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists).

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; Helping Children With Autism; Better Start for Children with Disability Early Intervention Service Provider Panel

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and In vivo Exposure Therapy

Languages: English and Spanish.

Rose Evans MAPS MACBS

Qualifications: B Psychology (Hons1), B Business (Marketing & Business Management), PostGrad Dip Education (Secondary)(HSIE)

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; SIRA Workers Compensation Accredited; SIRA CTP Accredited.

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Relaxation, Grounding, Meditation and Mindfulness

Languages: English and French

Dr. Philip G. E. Tam

Qualifications: MA (Cambridge), MBBS (London), FRANZCP, Cert ChildPsych.

Memberships: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZP)

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Languages: English and French

Gissia Castelnoble

Qualifications: B.A. Psych., Dip of Child and Adolescent Psych., Dip of Couns, M.Ed. Psych (Member of the Australian Psychology Society and the Australian College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists).

Memberships: Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Accreditations: Work Development Order Accredited; Helping Children With Autism; Better Start for Children with Disability Early Intervention Service Provider Panel

Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and In vivo Exposure Therapy

Languages: English and Spanish.

Gissia began working at PSYCHmatters in 2004. Gissia Castelnoble is a registered psychologist with a Master in Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Western Sydney (UWS). She has extensive experience in the areas of psychometric assessment, behavioural interventions, counselling and psychological treatment across the life span. 
 
Through her work, Gissia emphasises the importance of working with individuals and their networks/families to address and manage any presenting problem. Hence, most of her work with children, adolescents and adults follows a multidisciplinary approach based on cognitive interventions and resilience building. Gissia’s framework involves equipping individuals with the necessary tools to identify and break away from the actions and thinking patterns that maintain unhelpful behaviours.

Gissia’s work experiences include: marker for psychological units at the University of Western Sydney, programme Developer/Writer for: the Parents NSW Council, ADRA (The Adventist Development and Relief Agency), The Getting Connected to Learning Programme (PSYCHmatters, China), researcher for the implications of auditory icons on learning in children’s software for the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviours and Development at UWS, psychometric testing and assessment at Rivendale School (Concord West), counselling at Emu Plains Primary School (Penrith), script reviewer for marketing of medication for chronic pain for MediTech, Australia and assessor and developer of workplace interventions for adults with intellectual disability for Centacare (Australia). 
 
Gissia is presently writing a series of e-books to help children manage their anxiety symptoms. She is also researching and studying social media addiction among adolescents and adults. 

Gissia’s media interactions:
Aug 19, 20015-The Paparazzi should back off: Children of Royalty and Celebrities are Still Children- eltelegraphweekend.com.au

Areas of Proficiency:
Assessment and intervention for individuals with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and neurological disorders including ADHD and Autism (ASD).
Psychological treatment (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness) for children, adolescents and adults with chronic pain and mental health issues (including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, school and other phobias, addictions, physical disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
School and family consultation for behaviour modification purposes.
Early intervention for ASD and developmental delays in children.
Mentoring for students experiencing school refusal, learning difficulties and performance anxiety.
Assertiveness and Social skills training for all ages. 
Counselling and psychosocial interventions for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Alicia Mehta

Qualifications: B.A.Psych (Hons), MPsych (Clinical), Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychoeducation, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness

Languages: English

Sandra Norman-Barnes

Qualifications: BA (Humanities) Deakin; PG Dip Appl Psych (Macquarie); MA (Ed & Dev) Monash

Memberships: MAPS, ACBS

Accreditations: Integral Facilitator; Cert IV Training & Assessment, Hogan Certification, Gottman Couples Therapy

Therapies used: ACT, CBT, Positive Psych. Integrative Coaching for the creative professional. Consultant Psychologist with Benestar Group (corporate EAP, leadership coaching, organisational development)

Languages: English

Gina Malvina Sorensen

Qualifications: Ba (Psychology), Dip Ed., MA (Counselling Psychology)

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Therapies used: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Imagery and Rescripting Therapy For Trauma, Triple P qualified, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness, Relaxation Therapies

Languages: English, Italian, Comprehends Danish