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Rodrigo is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor. He has worked in hospital settings (e.g., Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fremantle Hospital) and private practice for 20 years. Rodrigo is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
As well as his work at the Psychology Centre of Western Australia, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where he is Director of the Robin Winkler Clinic (i.e., the primary training site for new Clinical Psychology Trainees within the University of Western Australia). Rodrigo has published widely in the emotion and mental health field.
In therapy, Rodrigo works primarily with adults. He takes an eclectic approach to therapy, utilising a range of evidence-based approaches to best fit each client (e.g., cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, existential psychotherapy, dialectical behaviour therapy). Rodrigo is also available to conduct comprehensive psychological assessments.
David is a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor. Outside of our practice, he is also a Clinical Lecturer at Curtin University, and holds Honorary research appointments at the University of Louvain (Belgium), the University of Western Australia, and Telethon Kids Institute. David is the Chair of the WA branch of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. He is an internationally recognised expert in emotion regulation, having published 65+ journal articles and book chapters, and is on the editorial board of several academic journals.
In therapy, David works with adults, adolescents, and children. David tries to create a warm, friendly environment, and uses a variety of evidence-based techniques tailored to clients’ individual needs and goals (e.g., cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, existential psychotherapy). Therapy sessions with David often have a focus not just on helping with mental health symptoms, but also on learning about ourselves, and reflecting on what would take life in meaningful directions. David is also experienced in conducting psychological assessments, and led the creation of several of our assessment tools that are now widely used across the world.
David has received a number of national awards for his work, including the 2022 Australian Psychological Society Early Career Research Award, the 2022 Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Early Career Award, and the 2019 Australian Psychological Society Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology.
Kristin is a Clinical Psychologist who completed her credentials and worked in universities in the United States for ten years before relocating to Australia in 2021. Kristin was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, from 2013-2020. Kristin completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa, followed by a clinical internship year at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center, and a postdoctoral position at Boston University.
Outside of her therapy work at our Centre, Kristin is now an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia, where she serves as the Deputy Director of the clinical psychology postgraduate programme and the Director of the Emotional Wellbeing Lab. She is also the Chair of the WA branch of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. Kristin’s research, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has received numerous awards, focuses on emotional processes related to depression, anxiety, and general wellbeing in adults. She has received awards from the American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research in Psychopathology. In therapy, Kristin works with adults, adolescents, and children. She uses cognitive and behavioural therapeutic approaches, with a specialty in acceptance and mindfulness based approaches (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Jasmine is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar and PhD candidate. She is in the final year of her PhD at UWA and her research interests include the promotion of self-care in the workforce, with a focus on reducing stress and increasing well-being in mental health workers. During her postgraduate studies, she taught psychology classes to undergraduate students and worked as a carer for people with intellectual disabilities. Throughout her therapy training, she has worked in youth and adult settings within the community and in hospitals (Perth Children’s Hospital), with a focus on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and drug/alcohol issues. Most recently, she has been working in a clinical role for a drug and alcohol youth service (DAYS).
In therapy, Jasmine works with adolescents and adults presenting with issues such as stress, grief and loss, mood difficulties, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. She seeks to provide a warm and collaborative space to encourage personal understanding and growth. Jasmine is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. Her therapy style incorporates an psychodynamic and strengths-based approach that integrates a range of evidence-based techniques depending on the needs of the client. She draws on therapeutic models including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and schema therapy.
Tharen is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar and is in his final year of his PhD at UWA. His research interests include the use of neuroimaging techniques to understand how mindfulness training could improve attention and emotion regulation in young children. Throughout his therapy training, Tharen has worked with people across the lifespan, from providing clinical intervention to children with phobias, to helping adolescents and adults understand parts of their personality. He has done this across a variety of settings that include intensive day-therapy centres and Rockingham General Hospital.
In therapy, Tharen takes a warm and open stance to working with young people and adults who present with difficulties relating to emotions, relationships, anxiety and phobias, and personality. He also works with people interested in managing psychological factors that might influence sport performance. His therapy style leans into a person-centred approach while drawing on up-to-date evidence-based practices such as cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy, existential psychotherapy, and schema therapy. Together with his clients, Tharen aims to foster a strong therapeutic relationship while building a shared understanding of the ‘whys and hows’ of the presenting problem. He is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. When not at work, you’ll probably find Tharen prepping for his next powerlifting meet, contemplating getting a dog, or trying to grow an indoor jungle.