Dianna Bartsch

Dianna Bartsch

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    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 SA Health
    2006 - 2006 Psychologist Central Northern Adelaide Health Service
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2004 Award Alumni Certificate of Achievement for Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) University of South Australia Australia
    2003 Achievement First Class Honours in Psychology (Honours) University of South Australia Australia
    2002 Achievement Chancellor's Merit List University of South Australia Australia
    2000 Achievement Dean's Merit List University of South Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    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
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2010 - 2010 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Intensive Training Program Behavior Tech Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    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.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    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.
    DOI Scopus3
    2007 Bartsch, D. (2007). Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and associated clinical features among Australian university students. Clinical Psychologist, 11(1), 16-23.
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Clinical College Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society Australia

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