TasOGS is privileged to have the on-site support and professional expertise of psychologists with special interests in women's health, gynaecological, pregnancy and parental psychological needs.
Ms Dana Adaway
BA(Hons) MClinPsych MAPS
Dana is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent much of her professional career working with a varied range of clients in private practice. She has experience in assessing and treating trauma responses, with specialist training regarding working with survivors of sexual assault and family violence. Dana assists adults to overcome a range of mental health issues including anxiety and mood disorders, with her therapeutic approach incorporating a range of evidenced-based techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dana has a particular interest in treating obsessive compulsive disorder and panic attacks, having previously conducted extensive research with regard to panic disorder.
Dana has a background as a School Psychologist, with her experience working within this capacity having fostered a keen interest in treating adolescent mental health issues. She also has a passion for conducting medico-legal and forensic assessments, including family assessments for Child Protection Services, the Family Law Court and Victims of Crime. She has previously been approached to provide expert opinion in this regard.
With a young family of her own, Dana has broadened her clinical focus to include assessing and treating perinatal mental health issues. She has undergone specific training with regard to perinatal anxiety and depression, along with infant and adult attachment. Dana has completed the necessary training in order to be able to offer psychological services under the Pregnancy Support Medicare items.
Dana is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS Clinical College. She is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia to supervise psychological registrars seeking generalist registration, as well as interns seeking specialist clinical endorsement.
Ms Bronwyn Weaver-Pirie
BSc(Hons) GradDip(FDR) MAPS
Bronwyn has recently completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical), and was delighted to meet some of our women when completing a placement at TasOGS. She is experienced in a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. Bronwyn has assisted adults to overcome a range of mental health disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders, grief, and adjustment disorders. Bronwyn has a keen interest in all areas of women’s health including perinatal and infant mental health, and regularly undertakes continued training in this field.
Bronwyn’s passion for women’s health extends to her commitment to research within this area and has recently investigated psychological treatments for women with endometriosis. She plans to continue researching her area of interest with a team of psychologists equally committed to this area of investigation. She also hopes to continue her formal training by beginning her clinical endorsement later this year.
Bronwyn is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and starts her practice at TasOGS very soon.
By women, for women.