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Anica Spatz

Masters Degree in Psychology
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) PSY0001768007
  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
  • Medicare and Perinatal Support Counselling Provider
  • Primary Mental Health Care Provider and Suicide Prevention Provider for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as minority groups and other disadvantaged individuals 
  • WorkCover Provider

 

Anica Spatz has been a consultant Psychologist at Duffy Robilliard since 2019. She obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Psychology at the University Jena, Germany. Her studies focused on Clinical Psychology and Organisational Psychology, and she completed her degree with a research thesis on personality assessment.

Anica has had ten years of experience as a Psychologist assessing and treating adults, adolescents, and children with a vast range of mental health, cognitive, and forensic problems. She gained her skills through working across hospitals, Community Mental Health Services, GP clinics, and private practices. Anica has worked in rural and remote regions of Australia, servicing all Australians, including the Aboriginal population. She also gained experience as a Multicultural Mental Health Clinician within metropolitan areas.

In her own psychology practice, she likes to focus on evidence-based treatments for adults, adolescents, and children with complex mental health problems, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Anica also has a lot of experience with high-risk presentations, i.e., suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm). Psychometric assessments such as cognitive functioning and ADHD assessments have been another interest area for her.

Anica’s forensic consultancy work includes completing pre-sentencing reports for a range of Courts, including Local, District and Drug Court, including Section 32 reports. She has a particular interest in conducting forensic assessments on female offenders who have been separated from their children, and offenders who have been victims of violence.

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