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APS Networking Night: Welcome to the UoN Psychology Clinic

Event number: 17504
Social Event
Presenter(s): Dr Sean Halpin and Dr Tanya Hanstock MAPS, MCCLP

The APS Newcastle Branch is launching a series of informative Networking Nights, hosted at different Psychology workplaces around the Newcastle and Hunter region. Each Networking Night will allow professionals from around the region to gain a better insight into how different workplaces operate, as well as providing a forum to network with fellow APS members in a relaxed environment.

We are thrilled to announce that our very first Networking Event will be hosted by Dr Sean Halpin and Dr Tanya Hanstock from the University of Newcastle Psychology Clinic.

Dr Sean Halpin and Dr Tanya Hanstock will provide an informative evening discussing the University of Newcastle’s Psychology Clinic. The Psychology Clinic provides both aservice to the community and a training facility for the postgraduate students withinthe School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. The clinic offersassessments and a range of programs using specific psychological interventionstargeted at particular client groups. The programs are carried out by staff andpostgraduate students who are closely supervised. Students are training for theirMaster of Clinical Psychology degree or Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)degree. All students hold either provisional registration or full registration aspsychologists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. All studentsare closely supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Sean Halpin is the Clinic Director at the University of Newcastle. This role involves the management of the Psychology Clinic, including financial, administrative, clinical, community outreach and marketing operations. In recent years the Psychology Clinich as become increasingly active, with pleasing increases in the amount and variety of clinical works for students.

Sean's research expertise has focused on early psychosis, with an emphasis on identification and intervention with young people deemed at ultra-high risk of psychosis. Which grew from his clinical work within a ground-breaking early psychosis public mental health outpatient service. His particular areas of interest include the lived experience of mental illness, management of stigma, and reduction of lifestyle risk factors.

Dr Tanya Hanstock’s research has been focused on the understanding, assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. With additional research focused on the onset of bipolar in young people. Tanya is the Convenor of Clinical psychology Program, with a passion for teaching students about the developmental and mental health issues that occur in children and adolescents.


Light refreshments will be provided.

6.00 pm until 7.30 pm. Clinic tour starts at 6.15 pm.

Numbers are limited, book early to avoid disappointment

Online registration


The Psychology Clinic, School of Psychology, Behavioural Sciences Building, University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 18/5/2017
End date: 18/5/2017
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm


This is a FREE event for APS members

On registration you will be prompted to enter your APS membership number


APS - Newcastle Branch
Contact Janene Budd
03 8662 3378