As Principal Clinical Psychologist for Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) Mental Health Services, I advocate for consumer-focused practice and access to psychology services within public sector mental health settings. I am also passionate about the recruitment, retention, supervision, and training of mental health psychologists within the public sector.
My clinical and research interests are in the areas of adult and youth mental health, chronic and complex mental health conditions, psychosis, trauma, borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Metacognitive training and issues for children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI).
My PhD is focussed on exploring parenting concerns for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and access to evidence-based interventions for this population of families.
|2013||Principal Clinical Psychologist||Southern Adelaide Local Health Network|
|2012 - 2013||Acting Principal Clinical Psychologist||Southern Adelaide Local Health Network|
|2008 - 2013||Clinical Psychologist||North East Psychology|
|2007 - 2012||Clinical Psychologist||Central Northern Adelaide Health Service|
|2007 - 2010||Clinical Psychologist||Central Northern Adelaide Health Service|
|2006 - 2006||Psychologist||Central Northern Adelaide Health Service|
|2006 - 2006||Psychologist||SA Health|
|2004||Award||Alumni Certificate of Achievement for Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)||University of South Australia|
|2003||Achievement||First Class Honours in Psychology (Honours)||University of South Australia|
|2002||Achievement||Chancellor's Merit List||University of South Australia|
|2000 - 2002||Achievement||Dean's Merit List||University of South Australia|
|2004 - 2006||University of South Australia||Australia||Master of Psychology (Clinical)|
|2003 - 2003||University of South Australia||Australia||Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)|
|2000 - 2002||University of South Australia||Australia||Bachelor of Psychology|
|2010 - 2010||Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Intensive Training Program||Behavior Tech||Australia|
|2016||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2016). Understanding the Experience of Parents with a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Australian Psychologist, 51, 6, 472-480.
|2015||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). Borderline personality disorder and parenting: Clinician perspectives. Advances in Mental Health, 13, 2, 113-126.
|2015||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). The impact of parental diagnosis of borderline personality disorder on offspring: Learning from clinical practice. Personality and Mental Health, 9, 1, 33-43.
|2007||Bartsch, D. (2007). Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and associated clinical features among Australian university students. Clinical Psychologist, 11, 1, 16-23.
|2009 - ongoing||Member||Australian Psychological Society Clinical College||Australia|
|2008 - ongoing||Member||Australian Psychological Society||Australia|