Cassandra completed her undergraduate and honours degrees at Macquarie University, and a combined Doctor of Clinical Psychology / Master of Science at Sydney University. She has also completed additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She holds national registration with the Psychology Board of Australia to practice as a general psychologist and is authorised to provide psychological services under Medicare. Cassandra is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychologist Association (ACPA), The International Societies of Bipolar and Affective Disorders (ISBD & ISAD), and the Anxiety Practitioners Network (APN). She is currently completing the registrar program for endorsement as a clinical psychologist.
While completing her undergraduate studies in psychology, Cassandra worked as a volunteer telephone counsellor both for Lifeline, and the Schizophrenia Fellowship telephone outreach program. She received her clinical training in the department of Psychological Medicine at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead; Liverpool Hospital outpatient adult mental health service; and Mindset community health service in Caringbah where she provided individual and family therapy as well as co-facilitating a group programme for children with anxiety. Cassandra has worked in bipolar disorder research with the University of NSW based at the Black Dog Institute, and her Masters research is also on bipolar disorder.
In addition to her work at SCP, Cassandra currently works with the youth and early intervention teams at CORE community service in Cabramatta providing psychological assessment and treatment to young people aged between 12 and 25yrs.
Cassandra works with people experiencing a range of psychological issues including anxiety, mood, adjustment and relational difficulties. She has a particular interest in early intervention, affective disorders such as depression and anxiety, personality disorders, and chronic pain.
Cassandra has completed advanced training in DBT. She currently runs our DBT group programme.