Our Clinical Psychologists

At Dr Elizabeth Woodcock & Associates, we only employ psychologists who have completed a Masters or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. All of our Clinical Psychologists are registered psychologists with AHPRA (the national governing body). Please click on the photos to read more information about each psychologist. Clinical Psychologists provide treatment for a wide range of conditions so not all conditions will be listed in every profile. If your particular condition is not listed in their profile please feel free to enquire about whether treatment is available for you.

 

 

DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

Child/Adolescent

B A (Hons, First Class), DClinPsy

Ruth is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of Auckland and has since gained experience in a variety of settings in New Zealand, Canada and Australia.  Ruth enjoys using evidence-based therapies to help children, adolescents and families to deal with many difficulties that can often occur over the course of life, including anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal problems, and difficulty with emotion regulation.

Ruth has worked extensively in outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and families.  She has training in a variety of evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy.    Ruth’s doctoral thesis focused on stepfamily relationships, and Ruth particularly values helping families to navigate through difficult times and to feel empowered in supporting children and young people.  Ruth has been part of a team delivering a comprehensive DBT program to adolescents and their families, including running skills groups to help with distress tolerance and emotion regulation, and she has seen the benefits that this approach can deliver.  Ruth is also highly experienced with assessment for a variety of developmental and cognitive difficulties that can present in childhood and adolescence such as ADHD and Learning Disorders.

Before relocating to Sydney with her family, Ruth worked in remote Australia for five years, and gained valuable experience in coordinating services, as well as additional experience working with children and families dealing with developmental difficulties.

Ruth is an empathic and compassionate psychologist who believes in working alongside people to help them develop an understanding of the difficulties they are facing.

Ruth holds full registration with AHPRA (Reg #: PSY0001768745) with an endorsement in Clinical Psychology.

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DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

DR RUTH KINNIBURGH-WHITE

Child/Adolescent

GEORGE TURNURE

Adult / Adolescent

George provides assessment and treatment for a variety of adult and adolescent mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders (i.e., panic disorder, social anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, OCD and PTSD), depression, stress and worry associated with physical health conditions, IBS, chronic pain, sleep difficulties, complex trauma and psychotic illnesses. He has experience in a variety of settings including private and public sector, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, and educational and non-government.

George has worked with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties, from mild to severe. He has worked across different cultural groups, utilising both individual and group therapy (i.e. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy  groups at both Prince of Wales and Canterbury hospitals), in addition to group programs for depression, anxiety and psychosis at St John of God Hospital, Burwood.

George uses a variety of evidenced-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness. George has an Honours degree (First class) from the the University of N.S.W and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong. He holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001817564) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

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GEORGE TURNURE

GEORGE TURNURE

Adult / Adolescent

TAMARA ROBINS

Adult / Adolescent

BA, BHlthSc(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD (submitted)

Tamara is a Clinical Psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties including mood, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, and stress management. She uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Tamara provides an empathic approach and believes in working collaboratively with clients to understand their individual goals and to work towards meeting these. She works with clients to both decrease suffering and to build resilience, contentment and enjoyment.

Tamara has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in a community mental health team in Adelaide for many years. She has experience working with diverse mental health diagnoses including depressive and anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia/Psychosis and personality disorders, self-harm, emotion regulation difficulties. Additionally, Tamara’s research focus is on student and worker burnout and she has an associated interest in stress management and building resilience. Tamara is passionate about providing evidence-based treatment and is experienced in providing a range of evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Tamara has given lectures about CBT, psychosis and DBT at Flinders University.

Tamara has a Master of Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Health Science, Honours (First class), and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Anthropology), all from The University of Adelaide. She is also currently completing a PhD focused on student and worker burnout, remotely through the University of Adelaide. Tamara has participated in many further CBT, ACT and mindfulness training courses, as well as participating in an extensive training course in DBT through Behavioral Tech. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001312620) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. Tamara is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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TAMARA ROBINS

TAMARA ROBINS

Adult / Adolescent

DR MACY CHAN

All ages

B.Psychol.(Hon 1), M.Psychol.(Clin.), PhD

Macy is a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing evidence-based psychological care in an empathic manner for people living with emotional difficulties or facing life adversities. She works collaboratively and flexibly with her clients to achieve optimal and meaningful treatment outcomes. She believes in the importance of enhancing clients’ resilience in addition to addressing their difficulties so as to truly empower them. She has expertise in working with clients to resolve a diverse range of emotional challenges including but not limited to anxiety (e.g., phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety, OCD, PTSD, selective mutism), depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, behavioural problems, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., skin-picking, hair-pulling), self-harm, interpersonal difficulties, sleeping difficulties, and stress management (e.g., academic, occupational, health, family).

Her predominant approach to assessment and therapy is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which she complements with other approaches including mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for more chronic and complex conditions, and family-based parent management interventions for child anxiety and conduct issues.

Macy has clinical experience in various settings, including hospitals (the Kiloh Centre, a psychiatric unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit and Department of Psychology at Gosford Hospital) and private practices, servicing client populations from children to older adults with diverse needs.

Macy is trained as a clinical practitioner as well as a scientific researcher through over eight years of tertiary education at the University of New South Wales. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. She completed PhD and Master of Psychology (Clinical) degrees, during which she conducted and published research in the field of behavioural neuroscience that extended current understanding and treatment of anxiety. She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001389847 - Registered as Wan Yee Macy Chan) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. She is also approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to act as a supervisor to provisional psychologists and psychology registrars. Macy is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

View a video here of Macy talking about depression.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Clinical Psychologists please email or call the clinic on 0405 430 530.

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DR MACY CHAN

DR MACY CHAN

All ages

DR LAUREN DURKIN

Child/Adolescent/Young Adult

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1996 – University of California, Santa Cruz), Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology (2003 – Pacific Graduate School of Psychology) and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2007 – Pacific Graduate School of Psychology)

Lauren completed her psychology degrees and training in the United States and has been working clinically in Australia since 2009.  Over her career, she has specialised in working with children, adolescents, and families with a range of mental health and general life issues, including developmental, emotional, behavioural, attachment-based difficulties, and coping with life transitions. Specific conditions treated, but this list is not exhaustive, include anxiety (generalised anxiety, OCD, panic, PTSD, selective mutism, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias), ADHD, behaviour problems, family issues, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), and parenting.

Lauren provides clinical assessment and treatment using a range of evidence-based therapies and builds on the strengths of individuals and families to achieve positive change in their lives.  Lauren is trained in a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Theory, and Family Systems.  She also uses expressive modalities with children and believes there is an “art” to therapy endeavouring to ensure the treatment approach is a good fit for and salient to the client.

Lauren also conducts psychometric and educational assessments to assess children and adolescents with queries related to Specific Learning Disorders, attention/concentration/executive function difficulties, and giftedness.

Lauren is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist, is registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Reg. #: PSY0001346820), is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is registered as a Medicare Provider.

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DR LAUREN DURKIN

DR LAUREN DURKIN

Child/Adolescent/Young Adult

DR RAN SHI

All ages

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons); Masters of Clinical Psychology; PhD

Ran is an empathic and warm psychologist who is passionate about providing the best evidence-based psychological care to adults and children of all backgrounds. Ran enjoys providing a safe and compassionate space where clients feel heard and understood, collaboratively developing achievable goals in therapy, and working to create long-term positive change.

Ran has a Bachelor of Psychology, a PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney. Ran’s experience spans from hospital to community health settings, where she has provided assessments and treatments for a range of learning, behavioural and emotional difficulties. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety disorders (including worry, social anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder), trichotillomania, adjustment to change, procrastination, family difficulties, emotional regulation difficulties and chronic health conditions and with parents with anxious and emotional toddlers. She has experience providing individual, family and group-based interventions in a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Family Therapy. She also has experience providing evidence based programs such as the “Cool Kids” and “Cool Little Kids” anxiety programs.

From 2011, Ran has been working as a Lecturer of undergraduate psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), teaching topics such as cognitive psychology and behavioural science. Ran’s PhD research was about how people understand different written languages, and she has a special interest in working with clients from multi-cultural and multi-lingual backgrounds. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and can explain treatment strategies to children and families who feel more comfortable with Mandarin.

Ran is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar and has endorsement as a General Psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is registered with AHPRA (Reg. #: PSY 0001965999).

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DR RAN SHI

DR RAN SHI

All ages

DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

All ages

B.Sc. (Psychol.)(Hons); M.Psychol.(Clinical); PhD, MACPA.

Elizabeth provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of problems in clients of all ages, including anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, and panic disorder), depression, eating disorders, insomnia / sleeping difficulties, chronic pain, stress, sexual problems, and others. She has worked in both private practice and the public sector, in both research and clinical settings for over fifteen years.

Elizabeth is an accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) group leader. For a number of years she worked at Redbank House at Westmead Hospital, which is a tertiary-level service for children with severe behavioural problems and other psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, and social skills deficits.

Elizabeth is also highly experienced in the treatment of Selective Mutism and is the founder and director of the Selective Mutism Clinic which provides treatment for children with Selective Mutism throughout Australia. Elizabeth has a combined PhD and Masters of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of N.S.W, and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). She holds full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg. #: PSY0001406292) with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.

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DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

DR ELIZABETH WOODCOCK

All ages

AMANDA SIE

Supervision for Selective Mutism

B.Psych.(Hons), M.Psychol.(Clinical).

Amanda is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with selective mutism from various backgrounds and levels of severity. Amanda is keen to share her knowledge with other professionals and her current role at the clinic is devoted to providing individual telephone or Skype supervision and training for professionals throughout Australia in selective mutism.

Amanda is an accredited 'Tuning Into Kids' coordinator, a program that helps parents use 'emotion coaching' strategies to teach their children to manage feelings. Amanda is experienced with individual and group interventions, having worked in diverse settings such as an anxiety treatment and research unit, community mental health centre, an inpatient child and family unit for adolescents with complex mental health problems, a university clinic, and interstate at a rehabilitation centre. Alongside working at the practice, Amanda works as part of the Program for Early Intervention and Prevention of Disability at St Vincent’s Hospital, and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of NSW. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is fully registered with AHPRA (Reg. #: PSY0001220578).

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AMANDA SIE

AMANDA SIE

Supervision for Selective Mutism

 

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists please email or call the clinic on 0405 430 530.

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