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Matthew Smout

Dr Matthew Smout
Team Leader

Dr Matthew Smout has been a senior clinical psychologist and Team Leader of the Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression since 2009. He has worked in public mental health and addiction services since 2000, earning his Ph.D at Flinders University in 2003. He provides lectures to Masters of Clinical Psychology courses at all three South Australian universities.

He has actively promoted and published on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), where he oversaw the first randomised controlled trial of ACT in Australia (for methamphetamine abuse), initiated the Adelaide ACT Case Discussion Group for clinicians, and was the inaugural national convenor of the Australian Psychological Society ACT interest group. His current research interests include testing brief and component ACT interventions, schema therapy and improving routine psychological service delivery.

John Baranoff

Dr John Baranoff
Senior Clinical Psychologist

John has a wide range of experience in adolescent and adult mental health in both public and private settings. He primarily sees adults for the treatment of chronic anxiety and depression, as well as individuals who have anxiety about health.

John mainly uses a cognitive behavioural framework and has a particular interest in acceptance and commitment therapy and schema therapy. John has published work in the area of assessment of schema and the contribution of cognitive-content specificity to cognitive assessment. He has published a number of studies in the area of acceptance-based interventions for health conditions.

John is interested in co-supervising research projects in: the relationship between early maladaptive schema, anxiety, and burnout in students; the relationship between adult attachment style, early maladaptive schema and anxiety in students; acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for health anxiety in student and clinical populations; the development of a psychometric assessment tool comprising cognitive-content that has a high-specificity for depression; and micro interventions for anxiety based on components of the ACT model (e.g. self as context, acceptance).

David Coyte

Dr David Coyte
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Coyte completed medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 1979 and then General Practitioner with special interests in hypnotherapy (Member Australian Society of Hypnosis), cognitive therapy and family therapy/narrative therapy until began training in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry in 1988.

David worked as a consultant at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital before starting private practice in psychiatry in 1994 and being involved in teaching of cognitive therapy. He has been a member of Guardianship Board of SA since 1994 and of South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal since 2014. David joined CTAD in 2008 as a clinician and joint supervisor of provisional psychologists. Principal professional interests include personality based therapies (Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Conversational Model Therapy, Schema Focused Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy), the accurate measurement and treatment of depression and teaching CBT spectrum approaches to therapy.

Jodie Harris

Dr Jodie Harris
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jodie Harris is a senior practitioner at the Centre for Treatment of Anxiety and Depression. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, as well as integrating other evidence-based treatment methods. She is both an individual therapist and a primary supervisor for Provisional Psychologists at CTAD. Having completed her Ph.D. in 2008 on the treatment of insomnia, she has expertise in the treatment of sleep disorders co-occurring with anxiety and mood disorders.

She has particular research interest in the role of insomnia as a precipitating and maintaining factor in depression, as well as the overlap between PTSD and sleep disorder, and circadian rhythms in Bipolar Disorder. She has registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, with Clinical Psychology endorsement, and is also a member of the Australian Psychology Society, with Clinical College membership. She is also a member of the Australasian Sleep Association. She is the coordinator of the Psychology and Health Forum, a professional networking and development group in South Australia.

Maura Kenny

Dr Maura Kenny
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Maura Kenny has been the Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression, South Australia Health since 2005. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in the areas of Stress, Mood and Anxiety disorders, conducts and supervises some research in these areas, and has used these approaches in clinical, organisational and workplace settings.

She has developed a 6 week mindfulness course for health professionals and is interested in the wellbeing and resilience of junior doctors. Maura is also the convenor of the Mindfulness Research Group at the University of Adelaide, and Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia which offers a training and supervision pathway in mindfulness-based interventions. She has recently been made an Associate Teacher/Trainer of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

Dr Nicholas (Nick) Potts

Dr Potts is based mainly in private practice. He along with Chris Edwards were founding members of The Anxiety Disorders Unit based at Beaufort Clinic until it was reformulated into CTAD. He is at CTAD for 2 sessions per week. His main area of interest is in the treatment of anxiety disorders using psychological therapies as well as pharmacological therapies when needed. He also provides a series of lectures to the Master Psychology students at the University of Adelaide on Psychopharmacology.

Dr Sue Waite
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Sue Waite has worked in a variety of settings for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network Service (CALHN). She has a special interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-compulsive and Related Disorders. She was involved in a research trial at CTAD evaluating the impact of group treatment of clinical perfectionism in a trans-diagnostic community sample. Dr Waite also holds the position of Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is currently involved in research investigating ECT and Quality of Life with Professor Colleen Loo of the University of NSW. Dr Waite is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Department of Psychiatry and is involved in teaching of medical students, psychiatry registrars and psychology interns.

Steele, A.L., Waite, S., Egan, S.J., Finnigan, J., Handley, A., & Wade, T.D. Psycho-education and group cognitive-behavioural therapy for clinical perfectionism: A case-series evaluation. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 2013; 41: 129-143

Chris Wigg

Mr Chris Wigg
Clinical Psychologist

Mr Chris Wigg has an interest in delivering specialist services to adolescents and adults with depressive and anxiety disorders, including trauma. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society(APS), APS College of Clincal Psychologists, APS Professional Practice Advisory Group, Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) and the Australian Society for Trauma Stress Studies (ASTSS).

He is a Panel Member for Psychology Board Australia (AHPRA), the SAFKI Medicare Local Leadership and Advisory Group and Southern Fleurieu Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN). Mr Wigg has published papers and has ongoing research interests in early psychosis, rural psychology and trauma.

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