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Our Supervisor Team

As a specialist perinatal professional development service, the Perinatal Professionals Hub consists of a Supervisor team of registered Clinical and General Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 6 years training, all whom work daily with parents during pregnancy and post-natal period experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.

As experienced clinicians, we help clients who are feeling emotionally or mentally challenged by pregnancy or early parenthood to move toward meaningful engagement in parenting and life.

As experienced supervisorswe:

  • bring a unique and advanced skill set to the understanding and treatment of mental health in the perinatal period

  • integrate knowledge of maternal mental health, infant mental health, developmental psychology, family dynamics and systemic issues to assess and treat a wide-range of mental health needs for women (and men) both during pregnancy and after birth.

  • use evidence-based therapy for many types of psychological distress, from mild, moderate to severe and more complex issues relating to the pre and postnatal periods.

  • provide effective interventions that can help to improve mother-infant relationships and improve the social, emotional and behavioural development of baby.

  • are skilled at developing rapport with both women and men during this vulnerable time.

  • understand that pregnancy, childbirth and the adjustment to parenthood can have a significant impact on mental health that can be exacerbated by lack of sleep, pre-existing mental health issues and changes to other relationships.

We aim to provide a supervisory space where you can:

  • Reflect on your practise openly and supportively.

  • Enjoy a supportive, non-judgemental space with warmth and clear direction.

  • Receive specific, evidence-based feedback regarding interventions, transference, counselling skills and ethical practise.

  • Gain resources – intervention ideas, worksheets, expansion of practise materials.

  • Ask for help with risk management and assessment support including external referral options.

The Perinatal Professionals Hub team have worked for, completed clinical placements or training within various organisations focused on perinatal and infant mental health including:

  • The Royal Women’s Hospital

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital

  • Parent Infant Research Institute

  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

  • Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA)

  • The Australian Psychological Society

  • Centre for Perinatal Psychology

  • Perinatal Emotional Health Program

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As a mandatory requirement, all of our team have completed perinatal mental health training provided by:

  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

  • University of Sydney and/or The Selini Institute

Our Psychologists are able to provide AHPRA Board approved supervision for:

  • Continued professional development purposes

  • Psychology Clinical Registrar programs

  • Masters level Psychology students

  • Psychology Interns (5+1 program)

To get to know more about each of our supervisors, take a look at their profiles below or if you’d like to chat about which team member might be the best match for you give us a call on (03) 9079 6930.

Interested in joining our team of experienced supervisors or Mums Matter Psychology clinicians? Find out more

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Dr Maya Lloyd

Clinical Psychologist

B.Psychology (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology, PhD.

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Frances Bilbao

Director and Clinical Psychologist

B.Arts (Psychology)/B.Business, B.Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), MAPS

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Senay Hasan

Clinical Psychologist

B. Psychological Studies /B. Business, B. Psychological Studies (Honours), Master of Clinical Psychology, MAPS

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Kate Beesley

Clinical Psychologist

B.Arts (Criminology), Grad Dip Psychology, B.Applied Science (Psychology) (Hons), Master of Psychology (Clinical)

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Dr Elke Kellis

Clinical Psychologist

BA; Grad Dip (Couns. Psych.); M Psych (Couns.); D. Clin. Psych

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Belinda Horton

Mental Health Occupational Therapist

B.App.Sc.(OT), M.Hlth.Sc.(OT), Grad. Dip. F.T., MBA, FIML, CMgr.

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Mia Urtone

Clinical Psychologist

B.Arts Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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Melinda Sullivan

Clinical Psychologist

Grad Dip psychology, B.Psychological Science (Honours), Master of Psychology (Clinical), Master of Clinical Family Therapy, Grad Dip Child and Family Nursing, MAPS

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Dr Rebecca McStay

Clinical Psychologist

B.Behavioural Science, B.Psychological Science (Honours), Doctor of Clinical Psychology

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Latisha Forbes

Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)

BPsySc (Hons), BSc (Psy), MPsych (Clin), MAPS

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Sarah van Ree

Psychologist

B.Arts (Psychology), Grad Dip Psychology, Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)

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Carrie Skinner

Administration Support and Bookings Coordinator

Administration Support and Bookings Coordinator

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