Dr Ester Senderey

Dr Ester Senderey

School:

School of Psychological Sciences

Position:

ACAP Psychology Clinic Manager

Qualifications:

PhD in Clinical Psychology (UOW)

Contact Details:

Ester is a practising clinical psychologist who has worked in private and public mental health hospitals. She joined ACAP in 1996 and has worked as a educator and clinical supervisor since. In 2012 she joined the ACAP School of Psychological Sciences, Psychology Clinic.

Research

  • Clinical applications of mindfulness practice
  • Clinical use of attachment theory to address personality dysfunction and to improve mental health
  • The prevention of disorders of self (borderline and narcissistic pathologies)

Teaching

Topics include:

Topics include:

  • borderline personality disorder
  • attachment informed interventions
  • the use of mindfulness based interventions to improve clinical outcomes, as well as addressing attachment, grief and loss
  • attachment theory and clinical applications.
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Research & Scholarships

Journal Articles

  • Journal article in journal – refereed 
  • Hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy with depression and anxiety (2003). Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 31, 2, 71-85.
  • Hypnotic preparation of a mother-to-be (2004). Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 32, 2, 157-169.

Conference Presentations

  • ACAP Annual Conference, Melbourne October 2012.
  • ACAP School of Psychological Sciences, Colloquium Series November 2012 and March 2013
  • Research consultancy
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Unit Review-St John of God Hospital (Burwood) 2002
  • Research in progress
  • Supervisor of one Master Psychology research student
  • External examiner of one Master of Psychology research student
  • Professional service
  • ACAP Annual Conference, Melbourne October 2012.
  • ACAP School of Psychological Sciences, Colloquium Series November 2012 and March 2013
  • Research consultancy
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Unit Review-St John of God Hospital (Burwood) 2002
  • Research in progress
  • Supervisor of one Master Psychology research student
  • External examiner of one Master of Psychology research student
  • Professional service
  • Secretary, APS Division of Independently Practising Psychologists, 2004
  • Secretary, APS Division of Independently Practising Psychologists, 2004
  • Founding Director, Mindcare-Broadway, Professional development coordinator2005
  • Adjunct position at another institution 
  • Honorary Clinical Associate, UNSW Psychology Clinic, 2001.
  • Provision of supervision to provisionally registered psychologists and psychologists enrolled in higher education degrees. Ongoing
  • Supervision of psychologists seeking membership to the Australian Pyschological Society Clinical College. Ongoing 1991-2004
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Wollongong-Department of Nursing-Subject: Psychosocial Development of the Family-Master of Science (Midwifery) program
  • Guest Lecturer at the New South Wales College of Nursing. Graduate Certificate in Child Family Health Nursing Course. Subjects: Normal Social Behaviour (0-5yrs) and Promoting Development
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur Campus. 
  • Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice: Counselling Skills Workshop.
  • Casual Lecturer/ Tutor Wollongong University-Psychology 
  • Subjects: Adolescence, Developmental Psychology, Family Studies.
  • Casual Teacher at different TAFE courses and Job Seeking courses with the Department of Further Education, Training and Employment.
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Research Supervision

  • Research consultancy
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Unit Review-St John of God Hospital (Burwood) 2002
  • Research in progress
  • Supervisor of one Master Psychology research student
  • External examiner of one Master of Psychology research student
  • Professional service
  • Research consultancy
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Unit Review-St John of God Hospital (Burwood) 2002
  • Research in progress
  • Supervisor of one Master Psychology research student
  • External examiner of one Master of Psychology research student
  • Professional service
  • Secretary, APS Division of Independently Practising Psychologists, 2004
  • Secretary, APS Division of Independently Practising Psychologists, 2004
  • Founding Director, Mindcare-Broadway, Professional development coordinator2005
  • Adjunct position at another institution 
  • Honorary Clinical Associate, UNSW Psychology Clinic, 2001.
  • Provision of supervision to provisionally registered psychologists and psychologists enrolled in higher education degrees. Ongoing
  • Supervision of psychologists seeking registration in Australia as well as joining the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
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Professional Accreditation

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.

Professional Affiliations

  • Psychology Board Accredited Supervisor High Ed and Registrars
  • Member of Australian Psychology Society, College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Treasurer NSW APS College Clinical Psychologists
  • Lecturer Psychology Practice I: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues
  • Coordinator Psychology Practice II: Working with Clients
  • Psychologist with General Registration and Area of Practice Endorsement

Student research supervision

  • Emma Pratt (2016) “Building resilience in young people: A school based psychoeducational group program for older adolescents”
  • “Psychological wellbeing, perfectionism and procrastination in first year psychology students (research in progress)
  • Anita Nikolovska (2015) “Effect of dialectical behaviour therapy on emotions and cognitions in borderline personality disorder”
  • Anna Schwarz (2014)“Women’s experiences of first time motherhood over the age of 35 years”
  • Ann Rowe (2013)“Correlates of generalised anxiety disorder: the relationship between worry intolerance of uncertainty and adult attachment style patterns”