supervision and training

Psychologist supervision and training

At Catalyst Psychology, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality Psychology Supervision and training. We help Psychologists provide excellent care to their clients, develop their careers, complete Endorsement, and focus on their own self-care. We have much experience in providing Psychology Supervision and have a number of Board-Approved AHPRA psychology supervisors on staff. Most Supervisee’s choose to use video-conferencing, but you can also attend our Malvern site. 

Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt

Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board-Approved AHPRA Supervisor. She provides Clinical Psychology Supervision and works with General Psychologists, School Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Educational & Developmental Psychologists, Psychologists undergoing Endorsement, Psychologists working in Private Practice as well as those in the Public Sector. She has also supervised and trained Psychiatric Registrars, Teachers, Childcare Educators and other Allied Health Professionals.

She has been a Supervisor since 2004, and was initially trained in Supervision through the University of Central London, University of East London and Royal Holloway University. She also completed training in Systemic and Narrative-based Consultation and Supervision through the Camden & Islington PCT, London. Kirsty is very knowledgeable, and has a warm, collaborative, reflective style of supervision. She uses CBT, Systemic, Mindfulness, IPT and Narrative therapeutic frameworks.

Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt

Ms Sheida Badiee

Ms Sheida Badiee is an Endorsed Counselling Psychologist and has been a Board-Approved AHPRA Supervisor since 2015. She worked as a Principal Supervisor in her public sector roles prior to moving to Catalyst Psychology. She has a very supportive and caring style. Sheida loves assisting early-career Psychologists, including General Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, and Psychologists undergoing Endorsement. She is especially experienced in training others in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mental Health First Aid. Sheida also has extensive experience in designing and providing training to clients, students and health professionals.

Ms Zoe Markopoulos

Ms Zoe Markopoulos is an Endorsed Educational & Developmental Psychologist as well as a Board-Approved AHPRA Supervisor. She was a Psychologist and Team Leader in the Department of Education and Training school support services for many years and is also a Supervisor at ACU. Zoe has a wealth of experience helping Psychologists work with children, teens and their families. This includes working with schools, managing crises, self-harm, organisational issues, and supporting clients with learning and behavioural needs. She is able to supervise new graduates, fully registered psychologists and those undergoing Endorsement.

Zoe Markopoulos

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Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt

Director & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Endorsed In Clinical Psychology And Board-Approved Supervisor
B.B.Sc. (Hons). D. Psych (Clinical). MACPA.

For 23 years I have been  working with people of all ages to help them improve their psychological health. I originally trained as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, and still love helping children, young people and their parents.

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work in a wide range of excellent services. I’ve worked in Public Mental Health, Secondary Schools, Hospitals, Community Health, and Learning Difficulties Services in both Australia and the UK.

I began supervising Psychologists, Registrar Psychiatrists and other Allied Health Practitioners in 2004. I very much enjoy training and supervising, and am pleased to still be doing this in Private Practice.
I work flexibly with a strong connection to my clients, to help them improve their mental health, well-being, relationships and lives. I enjoy enabling people to be happier and calmer; to meet their goals in life and achieve more; to learn and develop better; and to have better relationships. I work with:

  • Children (4yrs +)
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Parents with depression, anxiety adjustment and stress, parenting/carer issues, family issues, separation and divorce
  • OCD in children, adolescents
  • Anxiety in children, adolescents
  • Phobias
  • Health-related issues, including Chronic Illness and Somatic issues (medically unexplained symptoms)
  • Parenting and family management
  • Bereavement, loss and separation

I love providing formal assessments of neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, such as ADHD, Autism, and Specific Learning Disorders. Assisting clients with these conditions and their parents is a passion of mine.
I focus on helping people using scientifically proven therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapies.

I am endorsed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) as a Clinical Psychologist and an Endorsed Supervisor of other Psychologists. I am also a member of the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association.

Sheida Badiee

Consultant Counselling Psychologist
Endorsed in Counselling Psychology and Board-Approved Supervisor
B.A. (Behavioural Science, Hons), M. Psych (Counselling). 

I have 12 years of experience in counselling adolescents and adults, to help them improve their relationships, their wellbeing and their mood. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and assisting them through challenging circumstances. I have been designing and providing training for many years, as well as supervising other Psychologists, and really enjoy this work. Helping students improve their study skills has been a particular focus, especially at my time at Swinburne University Student Counselling.

I use a number of evidenced-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, and social and study skills training.

  • Adolescents (13yrs +)
  • Adults
  • Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Studying issues and study skills
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Relationship issues (peer, partner, family)
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Domestic violence
  • Workplace issues
  • Body image and eating issues

I am endorsed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) in Counselling Psychology and am a Board-Approved Supervisor. See the AHPRA Register of Health Practitioners.

Ms Anna Earl

Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar

I was an IT professional and teacher’s aide before changing careers to become a Psychologist. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Monash University. I am enthusiastic about helping children, adolescents and their carers to better understand themselves and their needs. I love working with my clients to assist them improve their quality of life. 

I use evidenced-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Parenting Training, and emotion-focused and trauma-informed orientations in my clinical work. I see clients for therapy and for formal assessment of learning difficulties, neurodiversity, and for general assessment of cognitive and academic level.

  • Children 3yrs +
  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • OCD
  • Adjustment
  • Relationship issues (peer and family)
  • Social Skills Training
  • Studying issues
  • Bullying
  • Parenting support
  • Somatic Symptoms
  • Behavioural problems
  • Divorce, separation and loss
  • Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties, Mild ID etc
  • Formal Assessment of neurodiversity, learning difficulties, cognition and educational attainment. E.g., Autism, ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties etc.

I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society and am registered with AHPRA as a General Psychologist.