Below are profiles of The Marian Centre's accredited clinicians.
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M.B.B.S. (UWA), FRANZCP, Chief Executive Officer of The Marian Centre; Dr Chapman is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in private practice. Dr Chapman has experience in the areas of Consultation-liaison psychiatry and hospital administration. He has worked in most of the public and private psychiatric units in Perth.
His main areas of interest are the psychiatric aspects of medical illness, psychopharmacology and development of hospital programs. Information technology and its application to medicine are one of his chief interests.
Dr Chapman continues has been a Senior lecturer in the Department Psychiatry at the University of Western Australia. Dr Chapman is a lecturer and examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of psychiatrists. He has served on the major college committee for Western Australia and was the Chairperson of the Quality Improvement Committee.
Dr Chapman has publications in the area of Organ Transplantation, Psychopharmacology, Endocrine illness, Treatment guidelines and the Health and well being of Medical Staff. Dr Chapman has been involved with the establishment of Psychiatric units including the Mills Street Centre, Alma Street Centre, Swan Valley Centre and the Proposed Osborne Park Psychiatric Unit.
Dr Michael Hagan
M.B.B.S. (UWA), FRANZCP, Certified Child Psychiatrist, Dip. Obs. RACOG, Medical Director of Inpatient Services; Dr Michael Hagan is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in private practice. Dr Hagan has worked in public and private mental health services.
Dr Hagan is experienced in developing therapy programs i.e.Adolescent Program. He was instrumental in program development at public and private Mental Health Services. Dr Hagan has had an interest in education and training, previously being a member of the bi-national Committee for Examinations RANZCP and previously being the Chair of the Committee for Training WA branch RANZCP. He is the current chair of the annual conference committee of the WA branch RANZCP. He has extensive experience in providing medico-legal opinions in the civil law, family law and Children’s’ Court jurisdictions.
MBBS, FRANZCP; Dr Hoffman has an extensive experience in community psychiatiry in public and private mental health services. For the last few years he has been working in private practice.
Dr Hoffman has experience in psychotherapy. He was trained in interpersonal psychotherapy, dialectical – behavioural therapy and schemata-focused psychotherapy. He also completed training in mindfulness-based cognitive psychotherapy. Dr Hoffman is particularly interested in existential psychotherapy and positive psychology. He has been involved in medico-legal psychiatry and trans-cultural psychiatry.
M.B.B.S. (Flinders, SA), FRANZCP, Certified Child Psychiatrist, Medical Director of Outpatient Services; Dr Komeda-Hryniewicki is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in private practice. Previously he practiced as a Consultant Psychiatrist in various public and private mental health services. He was also involved in Juvenile Justice Division of the Western Australian Department of Justice and has been providing medico-legal opinions to the WA Children’s Court. He completed an accredited Family Training Program.
Dr Komeda-Hryniewicki has a special interest in psychotherapy and its application to the group setting. Dr Komeda is an accredited RANZCP supervisor. Dr Komeda has recently been involved in a risk management project in association with the Medical Defense Association (MDA). In the past he published articles about Post-traumatic Stress Disorders (civil trauma) and early identification of psychosis.
Dr Adams completed her psychiatric training in the United States of America and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been a member the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. For the last few years she has been working in private practice in Victoria and Western Australia.
Dr Adams has been practicing in general adult psychiatry with a special interest in long and short-term psychotherapy for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, treatment of trauma and relationship problems.
Dr Adams was a member of the Advisory Board of Deakin University’s Postgraduate Studies in Psychoanalysis Program.
Dr Warwick Black
MBBS (Adel), FRANZCP, Certificate in Old Age Psychiatry. He is also a member of the RANZCP's sections of Neurospychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, International Psychogeriatric Association, and the International Neuropsychiatry Association. He is on the Management Committee of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Western Australia.
He has an interest in psychiatric education, and has been an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, mentors medical students at the University of Western Australia, and educates, and examines medical students at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr Black's primary clinical interest is in Neuropsychiatry, which pertains to the neurobiology of mental illnesses, and related conditions (e.g. moderate to severe mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychoses etc), including age-related mental illness, mental illness acquired through 'physical illnesses' (e.g. head trauma, cerebrovascular illness etc), and the neuropharmacology used in the treatment of these illnesses.
Dr Darryl Bassett
Dr Darryl Bassett, MB, BS, BSc, FRANZCP, Dip. Psychotherapy, Psychiatrist in full time private practice.
Dr Bassett’s particularly interests at the moment are Bipolar Affective Disorders and the psychiatric complications of physical illness. His current intellectual interests are in psychopharmacology and the neurobiology of mental illness. Otherwise Dr Bassett sees a wide range of clinical problems, and previously was heavily involved in intensive psychiatric care, running a private Intensive Care Unit in Adelaide, and was also involved in community psychiatry, public general hospital psychiatry and did sessional work in a large mental hospital.
Dr Bassett has been in private practice for twenty-five years, the last seven and a half years in Perth, and before in Adelaide. He is originally from Queensland and graduated in medicine and science there.
Dr Bassett was awarded the Madison Medal when he sat for his RANZCP exams and was Research Fellow in Psychiatry for two years. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy whilst in Adelaide. He has just successfully completed the Coast-to-Coast walk in England, and is busy training for his next long distance walk.
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Dr Geoff Dixon
Child, Adolescent and Family psychiatrist with a special interest in attentional disorders, depression and individual psychotherapy.
B.Sc(Hons), M.Psych(Clinical), Ph.D., MAPS, & Clinical Psychologist Registrar. Dr Mark Craigie completed his undergraduate Psychology Degree at Curtin University in 2000, graduating with first class honours. In 2007 he completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, again at Curtin University. His Ph.D. research involved investigating psychological processes associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and the impact of mindfulness training on GAD symptoms and processes. The mindfulness training phase of the research project was conducted jointly at the Curtin Psychology Clinic and the Centre for Clinical Interventions in the North Metropolitan Area Adult Mental Health Service.
During his post-graduate studies, Dr Craigie has worked as a psychology research assistant at Curtin University and at the Centre for Clinical Interventions. Since graduating in 2007, he has been employed with The Marian Centre as a therapist responsible for conducting the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Training (MBCT) and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) group treatment programs for adults with mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Craigie also works part-time as a Research Psychologist with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. In July 2008 he commenced operating a small part-time private practice for adults with anxiety and mood disorders.
Dr Craigie's has authored and co-authored research articles in both local and international psychology journals, and presented his research findings at conferences in Australia and overseas. His applied and theoretical interests include the nature and treatment of GAD, and how common underlying psychological processes may contribute to other mood disorders. A special area of interest is the nature of mindfulness, how it might help regulate emotion and mood, and build greater resilience, acceptance, and contentment in life. The application of emotion focused and schema focused therapies to psychological problems is also an area of interest.
Ms Marcia Mumme
Kate Negoescu graduated from Murdoch University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Psychology. She then completed a Master of Psychology degree (Clinical) at the University of Western Australia in 2001; her thesis topic was the relationship between treatment outcomes and therapeutic alliance that is the therapist / patient relationship. Kate then worked in an inpatient facility (3years) where she ran inpatient and outpatient groups for adolescents and also outpatient groups for adults. She further assisted in the development and refinement of therapy programs and devised and conducted staff training for a multidisciplinary health team. Kate has written articles for the Medical Forum on Adolescent Suicide, PTSD, and Women's Body Image. She currently works in private practice and continues to see adolescents and also adults.
Mr Peter Gasper
B.Psych., M.Psych. (Clinical); Mr Gasper completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Western Australia in 1995 and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 1997. Mr Gasper has significant experience in psychological program development for various age groups and their evaluation.
Mr Gasper has been involved in training initiatives including those for General Practitioners via the Youth Friendly GP Training Program, Medical Students via the Dr Yes Program, and School Psychologists and Teachers. He has given numerous presentations to self-help groups such as ARAFMI and several high school student groups. Mr Gasper has been working in private practice for the past four years. His interests include the provision of effective group therapy programs to both adults and adolescents with mental health problems.
Dr Melissa Ree
B.Psych, M.Psych (Clinical), Ph.D. Research Director; Dr Melissa Ree completed a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Psychology at UWA in 1996. She completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. at UWA in 2001. Her research involved the development and validation of the State-Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety (STICSAS). She has worked for two years at the University of Oxford as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry. She was responsible for the running of a treatment trial investigating the effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy in Chronic Insomnia. She has developed and implemented research protocols for a number of laboratory studies.
Dr Ree has worked as the Research Director in public and private mental health services and has experience in development and evaluation of psychometric measures in psychiatry.
Dr Ree is the Research Director at Private Clinics Australia. She is responsible for the promotion and coordination of research activities within the organization and in collaboration with other agencies. She is also involved in the development of the Hospital’s Clinical Psychology treatment programs and Quality Assurance Programs. She is an author and co-author of several publications.
Dr Kelly Botha
BA (Hons) D Psych (Doctor of Psychology); Dr Botha is a Clinical Psychologist who trained in South Africa and Australia. Her doctorate in the field of bereavement following suicide was nominated for an award of excellence. Dr Botha continues to remain involved in several international grief-related community organizations.
Dr Botha’s primary field of interest and specialisation is working with adolescents. She divides her time between the public and private sector.
Dr Botha’s other main interest is the field of sport psychology. She had represented South Africa for over 6 years and has played elite sport for over 15 years, and is extensively involved with various sporting clubs within Perth including WAFL, rugby and life saving.
Mrs Carrie Allmark
Senior Occupational Therapist, BSc(OT)(Curtin); Mrs Allmark has 2-years experience coordinating therapy programs within nursing homes and has spent the last 6-years working in private mental health services. Mrs Allmark has significant experience conducting individual and group-based therapy programs, in particular mood and anxiety management; communication and relationships as well as drug and alcohol programs.
Mrs Allmark has a particular interest in enhancing the success of discharge and reducing readmission rates and hopes to do postgraduate studies in this area next year.
Mrs Allmark received an award in clinical medicine and rehabilitation during her studies and has developed and implemented group therapy programs focusing on mood management, older patients with mental health disorders and activity based discussion groups. She has also written and produced relaxation training CDs.
Senior Occupational Therapist, BScOT (Lincoln Inst. Vic 1979), GradDip Theol (Murdoch Uni 2004); Lyn Purdue also has post graduate qualifications in Gerontology (1983), OH&S (1990) and Clinical Pastoral Education (2006). Lyn's experience includes counselling in mental health, vocational rehabilitation, education and disability. Lyn has worked in individual, group and family therapy as well as crisis intervention which has included working as the RPH hospital chaplain 'on call' over the Easter period in 2006.
Lyn has a particular interest in social advocacy for those with mental illness particularly from a self-determination, person centered perspective and has extensive training and skills in this area. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor of students and has lectured on depression and anxiety to undergraduate OT students.
Rowena has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland and is a registered with the Occupational Therapist's Registration Board of Western Australia. She has worked previously as an occupational therapist in the hospital setting both rurally in Queensland and in the metropolitan of Western Australia. Rowena has also worked in private practice as a neuromuscular occupational therapist. Rowena has had experience in individual assessment and group therapy for patients with chronic disease. Rowena has her certificate as a Pilates instructor and is wishing to introduce classes for patients at The Marian Centre.
This information is currently being updated and will be available soon.