Principal Clinical Psychologist
Dr Amanda Ch’ng
Amanda is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for many years in the public health system and private practice in WA providing mental health care to adults and adolescents.
She has assisted people experiencing depression, anxiety, acute and post traumatic stress, grief, loss and who are struggling to adjust to illness or major life transitions. She has worked extensively with people adjusting to traumatic accidents, cancer, rheumatological conditions, illness, amputation and other disability. Amanda also has an interest in psychological approaches to the management of chronic pain, as an adjunct to medical treatment.
Amanda completed both a PhD and postgraduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD, in the area of adjustment to illness/health problems entailed a series of research projects with patients who had experienced stroke, identifying psychological processes that assist with adjustment. Ways of coping that might improve psychological wellbeing, or reduce depression and anxiety, following a major health event were identified.
Amanda draws on her experience with a range of treatment techniques, providing evidence based treatments that are customised to the needs of each individual. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Humanistic Existential approaches are employed to assist clients.
Amanda is an AHPRA Psychology board approved supervisor for Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists in training. She has academic teaching experience, and has provided clinical supervision at a number of universities. Amanda also has developed and delivered many training workshops for organisations looking to provide staff training.
Amanda is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. She is an Accredited Practitioner of EMDR with the EMDR Association of Australia.
Principal Clinical Psychologist
Jarred completed his postgraduate training at the University of Western Australia in 2001 and since that time has worked in London and Perth as a both a public and private Clinical Psychologist.
Jarred’s areas of interest include: behavioural medicine, health psychology, neurology and acquired brain injury, adjustment to disability, managing chronic pain, general mental health, substance abuse and clinical supervision. Read more
Jarred takes a holistic approach to psychological health with a strong emphasis on evidence based treatment and collaboration with other health professionals.
Commonly, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or Mindfulness based therapy is utilised to manage presenting problems. Jarred also provides professional supervision within an Acceptance and Commitment Framework.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Lydia has been a Clinical Psychologist for more than twenty years working in the WA public sector and private practice with adults, adolescents and couples providing clinical assessment, psycho-education and treatment.
Lydia completed postgraduate training at Curtin University in the area of Clinical/Health Psychology, completing a Master’s thesis exploring mood and quality-of-life in a population of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Developing an interest in disability and adjustment post illness, she then continued working in rehabilitation in a tertiary hospital setting. Working clinically with people across a range of medical conditions including spinal cord injury, head injury, stroke, chronic pain, amputation and other neurological conditions. Expanding her skills into the community, Lydia has also worked for many years, with a range of mental health presentations and general health/illness behaviours in a busy GP practice in the local community. Read more
Lydia’s areas of interest and expertise include chronic pain management, chronic illness management, depression/mood therapy, anxiety management, post-trauma reaction treatment, grief and loss therapy, anger management, stress management, adjustment counselling, behaviour management and relationship/couple support post injury/illness. She has a particular interest in understanding and promoting interventions to help people stay well, improve coping and to manage illness and recovery.
Using a client-centred, solution focussed approach, Lydia has been trained in a number of techniques, using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, Acceptance Commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Humanistic Existential therapy as part of her mode of practice. She is also trained in the use of Hypnosis.
Lydia values a patient’s choice to undertake therapy and has the belief that with the support of a therapeutic alliance, patients have the opportunity to reduce distress, optimise strengths and resilience, and the chance to move towards a more fulfilling, meaningful life.
Lydia is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Stuart is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples in WA’s public sector and in private practice. He has worked extensively in the treatment of acute and post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues. Helping people adjust to, and cope with, acute and chronic medical conditions and to manage grief and loss are further areas of interest.
Stuart strongly believes the core of meaningful therapy is the ability of therapists to relate to their clients, offering genuine interest and the desire to make meaningful change.
Stuart employs a range of evidence based treatments including Trauma-Focused therapies, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR), Schema Therapy, Couples Interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT), Acceptance and Mindfulness based treatments. Read more
Stuart currently is also employed as the Senior Clinical Psychologist with the WA State Adult Burns Unit, where he provides leadership in the psychological care and treatment of inpatients and outpatients.
He is an AHPRA Psychology board approved supervisor and offers clinical supervision.
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Dr Elizabeth Cluett
Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience in adult mental health. She completed her postgraduate training at the University of Western Australia in 2010. Elizabeth completed doctorate research in psychological treatment for weight management and depression in type two diabetes.
Her interests and experience are in chronic health issues, especially cancer care and adult and older adult psychiatry.
Elizabeth uses a range of therapy types including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to assess and treat mental health disorders and aims to improve clients wellbeing, and enhance a sense of purpose and meaning in life, within the clients current life context. Read more
Elizabeth is registered to practice with AHPRA, endorsed to practice in the area of Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Association for the Contextual Behavioural Sciences.
Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr Mandy Vidovich
Mandy completed her postgraduate training at Macquarie University in NSW and her PhD at the University of Western Australia. She has been working in private practice since 2001. She has extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment of adults and older adults referred from medico-legal, compensation, forensic and clinical settings. Mandy also has experience in cognitive rehabilitation and behavioural management.
Mandy has provided expert neuropsychological opinion in a number of forums including the WA State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and the District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia. She is also a sessional member for the SAT and a contractor for the Department of Justice. Read more
In addition to her post graduate teaching roles, Mandy has been involved as an investigator on research projects with older adult and traumatic brain injury populations.
Previously the Chair of the WA Branch of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN), Mandy is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
Dr Cindy Cabeleira
Cindy completed her Master’s degree and PhD at the University of Western Australia.
Since 2014, she has held a number of clinical positions within the WA Department of Health and has worked in private practice. Cindy has worked as a Clinical Neuropsychologist for the statewide WA Adult Epilepsy Service where she managed the Neuropsychology service for 5 years. She has also previously worked at the State Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at the Shenton Park Campus of Royal Perth Hospital, as well as the Neurosciences Unit (NSU) at Graylands Hospital.
Here at Solutions Health Psychology Group, she undertakes general neuropsychological/clinical, decision-making capacity, fitness for work, medicolegal/compensation and forensic assessments. She is also a contractor to the Department of Justice.
Cindy’s areas of special interest include: dementia, epilepsy, brain injury, decision-making capacity, and medico-legal and forensic neuropsychology.
Dr Georgia Phillips
Dr. Georgia Phillips is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who completed her postgraduate training at Macquarie University, Sydney, in 2010. She has ten years of experience working with adults and older adults, specialising in neuropsychological assessment of patients suffering from diagnosed or suspected neurological and/or psychiatric disorders. She also has a particular interest in young onset neurodegenerative conditions and their associated neuropsychological profiles.Read more
Dr. Phillips is registered to practice as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with AHPRA, endorsed as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN).
Dr Ng Ru Jin Amanda
Amanda is an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor. She completed her combined Masters of Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neuropsychology through the University of Western Australia in 2017. She was also the recipient of the 2016 Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Exceptional Postgraduate Student Award.
Amanda has experience with neuropsychological assessment of adolescents, adults, and older adults with complex mental health and neurological disorders, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to working at Solutions Health Psychology Group, she also maintains employment within the WA Health Department.
Bedrija (Betty) Parsons
Betty is an AHPRA endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist who completed her postgraduate training at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2012. She initially worked in inpatient and community-based rehabilitation focused on assisting individuals with a range of acquired brain injuries to return to their previous activities. Betty moved to Perth in 2015 to establish the inpatient neuropsychology service in the mental health department at Fiona Stanley Hospital. She also helped to set up the Youth and Adult Complex Attention Disorders Service (YACADS).
Betty has extensive experience working with youth and adults with a range of medical comorbidities, mental health disorders and psychosocial difficulties. She frequently consults with and provides neuropsychological opinion to Government Departments including the State Administrative Tribunal, Centrelink and the Department of Child Protection and Family Services.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar
Ms Suzanne Mitchell is currently a Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar who graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2019 and has been working within the SHPG team since 2017. She began her career in 2009 working in early intervention for autism spectrum disorders delivering and designing behavioural intervention programs. She has extensive experience in the implementation of positive behavioural support programs together with the coaching and training of parents, teacher, and support staff in effective delivery of behaviour management techniques. In addition, she has experience supporting clients within educational settings. Read more
Suzanne’s areas of interest include neuropsychological assessment and intervention of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability), cognitive disability in the context of early trauma, disability within the forensic field, and acquired brain injury.
Suzanne works with clients through both the private sector and those who have eligibility through the NDIS. She works under the direct supervision of Dr Mandy Vidovich and is registered to practice with AHPRA.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner
Ann graduated in 2013 with a Social Science degree; she is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Queen’s University Belfast.
Ann has been working in the PBS field since 2013, after emigrating to the United Arab Emirates, where she worked in both early intervention programs and transition programs in school and in-home settings. Since then, Ann pursued working in different areas she is passionate about, including mental health, neurodevelopmental disorders and trauma in early childhood. She utilises both a trauma-informed approach and polyvagal trauma theory to promote positive outcomes for individuals she supports.
Ann is currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), so she can supervise others training in the field of ABA