Dr Dion Nowoweiski is a registered Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor. He was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Deakin University and has conducted research in the areas of anxiety, eating disorders, and child maltreatment. He currently works in private practice and specialises in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma. He also has extensive experience in treating people suffering from chronic health problems and medically unexplained symptoms.
He currently works in full-time private practice in Melbourne (AUS). He began his training in ISTDP under Dr Allan Abbass in 2009 and worked with the specialist team at the Centre for Emotions and Health in Halifax, Canada in 2012-2013. He has contributed to several ISTDP peer-reviewed publications and has become a highly respected practitioner and teacher of ISTDP. He is a certified IEDTA teacher/supervisor and runs his own IEDTA certified core training program in Melbourne.
Prior to entering full-time private practice, he worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Gastroenterology Unit at a major Melbourne metropolitan hospital where he provided gut-focused ISTDP treatment to people with Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He also worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at a tertiary eating disorders service at another major Melbourne metropolitan hospital where he specialised in treating eating disorders. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in a community based mental health team in Sunshine. He has extensive experience using ISTDP to treat eating and body-image related problems, chronic health conditions, personality disorders, trauma and dissociative disorders.
Dr Sarah Nowoweiski is a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA). She received her Doctor of Psychology from Deakin University and has conducted research in the areas of women’s reproductive issues, fertility and birth related experiences. She is currently employed as the Counselling Manager at Newlife IVF and works part-time at The ISTDP Clinic. She specialises in the treatment of issues related to fertility and perinatal health and has extensive experience in providing support for people undertaking fertility treatment. She has also worked The Austin Parent Infant Research Institute where she was focused on providing Perinatal Psychology services.
She has received advanced training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) under the supervision of Dr Allan Abbass in Halifax, Canada.
Tika is about 4 months old and is starting her training to become a Therapy Dog. In time, she hopes to provide you with some company during your appointments, but for now, she might just want to smell you and play with you.
Rachel Braithwaite is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has been working in private practice and a community health setting for the past four years. She has completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology and is experienced in treating a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, forensic and substance abuse problems, chronic health conditions, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship issues. She is skilled in conducting surrogacy assessments for applications to the Patient Review Panel (PRP) in Victoria.