Simone Mohi

Simone Mohi

Senior Lecturer


BSc Psychology
Psychology Honours
Master of Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (candidate)


Simone is a Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor who has over 10 years’ experience as a practising psychologist. Simone has an interest in teaching and has been an academic lecturer working in professional psychology programs for the past 8 years at both the University of Wollongong and the Australian College of Applied Professions.
Simone has a particular interest in psychoanalytic psychology and is currently undertaking further training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Sydney. Simone practices as a psychologist in Gordon Sydney:


Simone is active in clinical research currently completing her doctoral studies into the application of values in psychotherapeutic treatments for borderline personality disorder.

Teaching/coordination responsibilities

Simone contributes to the leadership and course coordination of the professional psychology programs at ACAP including the Master of Clinical Psychology and is a recent Human Research Ethics Committee Panel Member. Simone is responsible for coordinating and teaching the practicum units to provisional psychologists in their first year of the master’s program training and provides clinical supervision to provisional psychologists enrolled in the programs and oversees the provision of clinical supervision to all students.

Expert Comment Topics

  • Psychotherapeutic intervention into complex & chronic mental health presentations including personality disorders
  • The integration of psychoanalytic concepts and techniques into applied psychological practice

Research and scholarship

• Mohi, S., Deane, F. P., Mooney-Reh, D., Bailey, A., & Ciaglia, D. (2022). Improvements to values commitment and success are related to treatment outcomes for people with borderline personality disorder (in preparation to be submitted for journal publication)

• Mohi, S., Deane, F. P., Mooney-Reh, D., Bailey, A., & Ciaglia, D. (2021). Experiential avoidance and depression predict values engagement among people in treatment for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 20, 94-100.

• Mohi, S. R., Deane, F. P., Bailey, A., Mooney-Reh, D., & Ciaglia, D. (2018). An exploration of values among consumers seeking treatment for borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 5, 8.

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HDR Research Supervision

Simone’s research supervision of previous Clinical Psychology Master’s theses in collaboration with colleague Elly Quinlan

· Georgia Braude (winner of the Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Student Research)

Braude, G., & Mohi, S., & Quinlan, E.(2022). A Change in Frame and Countertransference Experiences: Transitioning From Face-to-Face to Telepsychotherapy (in preparation to be submitted for journal publication)

· Anthony Shoulis

Shoullis, A. & Mohi, S., & Quinlan, E. (2002) Exploring the Therapeutic Alliance When Transitioning from Face-to-Face Therapy to Videoconferencing (in preparation to be submitted for journal publication)

· Tom Liao

Liao, T., Quinlan, E., & Mohi, S. (2022). Factors influencing the theoretical orientations of early career psychologists. Clinical Psychologist, 1-11.

· Pia Malouf

Malouf, P., Quinlan, E., & Mohi, S. (2022). Does uncertainty tolerance, Impostorism, psychological flexibility and years of experience predict burnout in mental healthcare professionals? Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied (under review)

Current research supervision in collaboration with colleague Nikki O’Reilly

· Priya Gauchan

Qualitative study on “Supports for caregivers of children with ASD”

Professional registrations or accreditation

Simone is registered as a clinical psychologist and board approved supervisor with the Psychology board of Australia.

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Simone is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and member of the APS Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology Interest Group.

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