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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Dianna Bartsch

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.

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 Amount
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

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

Clinical Psychology

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.
10.1111/ap.12174
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.
10.1002/pmh.1274
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.
10.1080/18387357.2015.1065554
2007 Bartsch, D. (2007). Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and associated clinical features among Australian university students. Clinical Psychologist, 11, 1, 16-23.
10.1080/13284200601178532

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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