Meet the Team
BA (Hons), M Psychol (Clin), M Family Therapy
Principal Director, Clinical Supervision Services
Christine Senediak is an accredited PsyBA Supervisor Trainer with 40 years clinical experience and over 35 years experience as a supervisor and educator. She supervises widely providing individual, peer, group and organisational supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists and other health clinicians working in child, adolescent and family services, schools, adult mental health, drug health, gambling, sexual assault, cross-cultural and trauma services. She divides her time between education, clinical work and supervision. Christine has trained as a systemic family therapist, which influences her approach to clinical supervision where the wider context is considered in understanding the development and maintenance of problems in clinical practice. She employs a reflective practice approach to supervision enhancing self-awareness of relational issues between therapist, client and systems. Christine incorporates elements of systemic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and person-centered therapies in supervision and training.
BA, B Soc Studies, M Arts (Counselling)
Director, Clinical Supervision Services
Sam Vasta has worked in public community mental health services for over 35 years as a senior clinician and Service Manager. He holds both Social Worker and Counselling Psychologist degrees and has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice in a range of service settings. These range from specialist services for young people experiencing mental health problems to clients experiencing enduring mental illness, as well as drug and alcohol issues, complex trauma and cross-cultural problems. As a Service Manager, Sam supervises health practitioners and team leaders, often involving complex clinical scenarios and risk presentations, in addition to supporting and debriefing staff following critical incidents.
Sam is a PsyBA Accredited Supervisor trainer for psychologists and provides accredited supervisor training for PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and ACA (Australian Counselling Association). He lectures across Australia and Singapore and provides in-house supervisor training for mental health and allied health staff.
Currently, Sam also provides individual and group supervision to a range of practitioners across various government, NGO and private sector settings. Given his background and extensive experience, he also offers consultation, supervision and mentoring to Team Leaders and Managers to support them to survive and grow in challenging leadership positions.
Dr Roy Laube
BSc, MA (Clin Psychol), Dip Clin Hypnosis, PhD
Dr Roy Laube currently divides his time between private and public health and academic responsibilities. He has a strong background in clinical psychology and specialises in adult mental health, research and ethics and cross-cultural practice. Roy also provides PsyBA/AHPRA and Psychology Council mandated clinical supervision. As Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Placement Coordinator at UWS, Roy understands the specific requirements of psychology students undertaking the learning pathways for psychology and his 35 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, educator and supervisor, is demonstrated in his teaching.
Dr Diba Pourmand
BA, M Psychol, PhD
Mrs Gayle Roe
BA, B Soc Work
Jenny Shaw holds a degree in Social Work and for the past 8 years has worked at the NSWIOP, (now HETI) Mental Health portfolio) providing mental health education and training. She has coordinated a number of projects across the child and adolescent specialisation, including developing training materials and online modules for staff. She is involved in developing and/or editing content for E-Learning training on CSS and Sydney Family Training Institute (SFTTI) website. She has had over 18 years’ clinical experience working with adolescents and their families and has been involved in teaching and supervision roles in health.
BA (Hons), Grad Dip Library and Information Sciences
Office Manager responsible for student registrations, invoicing and general administration enquiries.
Part-time: Mondays, Tuesdays
BA, Postgrad Dip Editing and Publishing
Education Support Officer responsible for communications and course support.
Part-time: Tuesdays, Fridays
Dip Management, Dip Business Administration
Administration Officer assisting with student certificates and other student support services.
Part-time: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays