The Department of Psychology consists of Clinical Neuropsychologists and Clinical Psychologists who see adults over the age of 16.
Clinical neuropsychologists conduct cognitive assessments of a range of neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia and other progressive neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis). See below for further information.
Clinical psychologists provide a wide range of psychological services (including assessment, diagnosis and treatment) to individuals with psychological conditions that range from mild to severe and complex. See below for further information.
Dr Jeanette Stewart (Head of Department) is a member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She is the Head of the Psychology Department at the Clinic. Her clinical interests include assessment of cognitive functioning in neurological/ neurosurgical patients including those with head injury, dementia, stroke, infections, or other general medical conditions. In addition, she has an interest in the assessment of capacity (testamentary capacity, capacity for managing affairs, etc) and regularly provides Medico/Legal reports for civil and criminal matters. She specialises on working with adult patients over the age of 16.
Mr Peter Rawling is a member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychology and has a major interest in neuropsychological assessments in the context of traumatic brain injury or neurological illness (dementia, vascular disease, immunological disorders).
Dr Hepner is a full member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists with expertise in the neuropsychological assessment of clients 16 years and older across a range of neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions (e.g., neurodegenerative disease/dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, brain tumour, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, substance dependence). Her interests include decision making capacity, acquired brain injury, neurodegenerative disease/dementia and cognitive rehabilitation. Dr Hepner routinely provides assessments of decision making capacity and medicolegal reports for both civil and criminal matters.
Jo Langham is a Clinical Psychologist, member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists and a Churchill Fellow. Prior to establishing Private Practice in 1995, Ms Langham had state-wide managerial responsibility for specialist teams implementing new government policies in the NSW Department of Education, experience of great value when supporting clients presenting with work-related adjustment and stress.
Clinical interests include evidence based therapies - CBT, Schema and Solution Focussed, Biofeedback, EMDR, Narrative therapy and Hypnosis in the treatment of:
- Anxiety and mood disorders - depression, panic, phobias, OCD, anger management.
- Trauma, grief and bereavement - adjustment disorders, PTSD, illness related.
- Relationships - work and personal.
- Pre and post-operative adjustment - anxiety, claustrophobia, conversion disorders.
- Workers compensation and pain management.