Yvonne Clark

Yvonne Clark

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am passionate about working on topics related to Indigenous people and culture. I am m of Kokatha/Wirangu descent from the West Coast of SA and have lived in Adelaide on Kaurna country for many years. I am a Clinical Psychologist who has had extensive experience working with local Aboriginal people in various settings. As an academic my main research interests include racism, lateral violence, children and adolescents.

2013-2016: PhD, Lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide, South Australia: from dilemmas to strategies.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2008 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2008 Senior Clinical Psychologist Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    1997 - 2005 Psychologist/ Principal Cultural Advisor/ Reviewer Families SA
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 - 2004 Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Australia Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Leadership
    1995 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Masters in Clinical Psychology
    1994 - 1994 University of Adelaide Australia Honours in Psychology
    1988 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2013 PhD University of Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2012 Graduate certificate in Health Science (Research methodologies) University of South Australia -

2008-2011: AIATSIS grant ($31,410), Fourth CI (with Prof Bernard Guerin, Dr Pauline Guerin, Ms Deidre Tedmanson), Indigenous Mental Health in remote communities.

2008-2011: ARC Discovery grant (115,000) Fourth CI (with Prof Bernard Guerin, Dr Pauline Guerin, Ms Deidre Tedmanson), Indigenous Mental Health in remote communities: Applying a contextual movel of community research and intervention.

PSYCHOL 3605: Interviewing and Intervention (Summer School teaching and coordination)

PSYCHOL 2005: Foundations in health and lifespan development (Mental health 5 lectures)

PSYCHOL 2007: Psychology in society (Intercultural psychology 4 lectures)

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    1997 - ongoing - the Psychology Board of Australia Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency -
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2009 - ongoing Member Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Psychology interest group Australian Psychological Society Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian indigenous Psychology Association Australia

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