I joined the ACU School of Psychology in 2015, as Psychology and Counselling Clinic Director at the Mary Aikenhead Clinic in Strathfield. I am a bi-lingual (English/Polish) clinical psychologist registered with AHPRA, and a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor for 4+2, 5+1, and clinical master&rsquos programs. I had studied clinical psychology at the University of Gdansk (Poland) and James Cook University (Queensland) and I am currently completing PhD program with ACU Institute for Positive Psychology and Education.
Prior to joining ACU, I had worked for 15 years in the non-government sector, as Principal Psychologist & Manager of DSA Specialist Intervention Services. I have more than 25 years of experience (in Australia and overseas) working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties and complex problem behaviours, as well as providing clinical training and supervision to provisional and registered psychologists.
My professional and research interests are in the areas of:
I am passionate about providing quality placement and supervision programs for provisional psychologists, as well as broader community psycho-education.
Bandaranayake, A., Geba, E. (2005) Identification of training needs for staff in practice of person centred active support. In-house Research Project for Disability Services Australia (project supervisor)
Cunneen, N., Geba, E. (2005). Assessing personality types amongst disability support workers (). University of Western Sydney, Australia (master&rsquos thesis supervisor)
2018 - Girls and Women with Autism, presented at the APS Forum: Girls Matter. Parliament House, Sydney.
2016 - Use of psychotropic medication in youg children with ASD presented at the XI Autism Europe Congress, Edinbourgh, UK
2013 &ndash Assessing and treating adolescents with ASD and specific phobias: a case study, presented at the X Autism Europe Congress, Budapest, Europe
2011 &ndash Clinical practice guidelines for psychologists recommending use of restricted practices, presented at the PSYCHDD Forum, Sydney
2010 &ndash Preventing Workplace Violence in a Disability Sector, presented at the National Disability Services Conference, Sydney
2009 - Supporting individuals with ASD through life transitions, presented at the UNSW Autism Expo, Sydney
1987 -  Dynamics of interactions in the families of children with anxiety disorders (master&rsquos thesis). University of Gdansk, Poland.
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