Paul Neumann – Senior Clinical Psychologist
Paul Neumann is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinic Director at ISN Psychology. His is trained in CBT, Psychodynamic and Family therapy, and has since developed a focus on the importance of dynamics and underlying psychological influences on behaviour. He brings experience from his work within large organisations such as The Royal Children’s Hospital, Orygen Youth Health, Headspace, and The University of Melbourne. Working within these settings, as well as within private practice, Paul has extensive experience with a wide range of presentations, including, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and Relationship counselling.
Paul’s management experience extends back to 2010 when he cofounded a thriving private practice in the Werribee area. He has also worked in senior capacities at both Headspace, and The University of Melbourne, where he developed and managed student intern programs, as well as providing clinical supervision to psychologists on staff.
Dr Trish Melzer – Senior Clinical Psychologist
PhD, MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Dr Melzer is a senior clinical psychologist who has over 30 years experience working with adults, adolescents, children and their families in public and private settings. In the public sector she has worked with children with disabilities and their families in community settings; in an early intervention programme for pre-school aged children; and with adults and their families in public psychiatric hospitals and community services. Dr. Melzer is a graduate from La Trobe University (BSc, MPsych) and RMIT University (PhD) and is a trained specialist in the use of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) with individuals across disorders and age ranges. In addition, she is an expert in the provision of therapy interventions to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, and those who have experienced traumatic events. She is also skilled at mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Melzer works with individuals with a wide variety of complex and chronic problems in living. This includes older adolescents and adults with anxiety and mood management problems; victims of crime or other traumatic events; and those with difficulties in the area of weight management and overeating.
Phil Kavanagh – Senior Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Hons), PhD, PGDipClinPsych, MAPS, FCCLP, MACPA
Associate Professor Phil Kavanagh is a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Head of Psychology at ISN Psychology. He is a CBT trained clinical psychologist who has worked with individuals across the life span on the treatment of various mental health difficulties including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, and personality disorders. His professional clinical experiences have been varied and diverse, covering university settings, hospital settings, residential treatment facilities, clinical research projects, and clinical practice. He has worked in government organisations, non-government organisation, and privately.
Dr Rosalind Case – Clinical Psychologist
PhD, PGDipPsych(Clin), MSocSc, BSocSc(Hons), MAPS
Dr Case is a senior clinical psychologist who works with individuals across the lifespan, from early childhood through to older adults. She has worked across a wide range of settings in both Australia and New Zealand and has over 20 years experience in the health sector. Dr Case is able to provide assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, anger and substance abuse. Dr Case is also experienced in the assessment of childhood mental health and developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and related challenging behaviours. Dr Case works primarily from a cognitive-behavioural perspective to deliver evidence-based interventions and strives to provide sensitive and inclusive care to people from diverse backgrounds.
Outside of the clinic, Dr Case holds additional posts as a Senior Lecturer at ISN Psychology, Senior Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Adjunct Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, and as an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at the Alfred Hospital.
Laura De Celis – Psychologist
MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Laura is experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults in both community and public mental health systems. She is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals to manage their difficulties and reach their goals. Laura has experience working with various issues, including: depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, stress management, disordered eating, bereavement, chronic pain and relationship problems. She draws from a variety of evidence-based intervention approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness approaches, tailoring her approach to meet her client’s unique needs.
Dr Chris Tailby – Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
PhD, MPsych (Clin Neuro), MAPS
Dr Tailby is senior neuropsychologist at ISN Clinic and a Senior Lecturer at ISN Psychology. He has qualifications in psychology (MPsych – Clinical Neuropsychology) and in Neuroscience (PhD). He has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in a variety of adult settings including aged care, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, alcohol related brain injury, movement disorders, general neurology, psychiatry, and capacity assessments. He is also actively engaged in research. His PhD was in the area of sensory systems neuroscience, with an emphasis on the visual system. He is currently head of the Cognition Laboratory within the Epilepsy Division of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. His research uses neuropsychological testing in conjunction with brain imaging to better understand the basis of cognitive and psychological problems in neurological and psychiatric disease.
Professor Tony Paolini – Psychologist and Neuroscientist
PhD, MPsych (Clin Neuro), MAPS
Professor Paolini is an internationally recognised scientist with a particular interest in how the brain interprets sound. He has qualifications in psychology (MPsych – Clin Neuro) and in Neuroscience (PhD). He was Head of the Auditory Clinical Neuroscience Unit at the Bionic Ear Institute on the continued development of the cochlear implant and examined the relationship between the brains ability to hear sounds in noise and its relationship to intelligence and higher level cognitive functioning. At ISN Clinic he continues to apply his auditory expertise and his knowledge of psychology to provide assist clients experiencing tinnitus and related distress. He is currently President of ISN Psychology and Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health.