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.
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 —
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
Date Title Institution Country 2010 - 2010 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Intensive Training Program Behavior Tech Australia
Year Citation 2019 Mitchell, R., Roberts, R., Bartsch, D., & Sullivan, T. (2019). Changes in mindfulness facets in a dialectical behaviour therapy skills training group program for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(6), 958-969.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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