Teaching Staff

Director of Studies

Dr Thea van hees

Dr Thea van Hees is a psychiatrist in private practice. Her main area of interest is psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.

Secretary

Mrs Margot Lynch

Mrs Margot Lynch is a retired psychologist and psychotherapist. She has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. She is on the executive of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia.

PRESIDENT

Mrs Mary O’Brien

Mrs Mary O’Brien is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists.

Treasurer

Mr Tom O’Brien

Mr Tom O’Brien is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. He trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists. He works in Child and Youth Mental Health and as a Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Psychologist

Ms Sigrid O'Callaghan

Ms Sigrid O’Callaghan is a clinical psychologist, trained at Bonn University in Germany. She completed training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association in 2015 and works in private practice. Her clinical interest is the treatment of disorders of self and understanding primitive anxieties and processes in their etiology. She is a member of the Clinical College of Australian Psychology Society (APS).

psychotherapist

Dr Janet Rhind

Dr Janet Rhind is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice with adults, as well as consulting to several Infant Parent programs, reflecting her interest in Infant Mental Health.

Psychologist

Ms Bernadette Rosbrook

Ms Bernadette Rosbrook is a psychologist at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital and a psychotherapist in private practice. She has a strong interest in psychoanalytically oriented therapies. She has also completed postgraduate studies in literature.

psychologist

Dr Jaime Yasky

Dr Jaime Yasky is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, working in the Child and Youth Mental Health Service and in the psychotherapy stream of the Master of Mental Health at the University of Queensland. His PhD project investigated psychoanalytic treatments of patients with psychosomatic disorders. He is familiarised with the work of several authors from different traditions (French, Latin-American and Anglo-Saxon) in this field.

Member

Ms Sally Young

Ms Sally Young is a Senior Social Worker in Child and Youth Mental Health and works as a psychotherapist in private practice. She has done post-graduate training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is President of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.