Joe Gubbay, clinical psychologist is the founder and director of Australian Clinical Psychologists. Joe has been providing psychological treatment for a range of issues since 1992. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours at the University of NSW, and conducted research into changing behaviour among young adults to reduce the risk of HIV infection. He then completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Sydney, undertaking research into alcohol-related brain damage while working as a clinical psychologist at Rozelle Hospital.
Joe has worked in the public and private hospital systems, starting at Rozelle Hospital where he worked with acutely unwell patients, and a psychiatric rehabilitation unit where he designed a psychiatric rehabilitation model of care and trained staff to implement it. At St Vincent’s Hospital, Joe provided psychological treatment, including cognitive behavioural therapy, to medical inpatients and outpatients, and also treated patients in the psychiatric unit. Neuropsychological assessments were also undertaken, particularly for neurological patients. Joe ran an outpatient group at Northside Clinic, helping patients with anxiety and depression post-discharge.
In 1995, Joe established a private psychology practice, Australian Clinical Psychologists, and has treated a range of problems using treatment approaches that are classified as “cognitive behavioural therapy”. While Joe approaches therapy as a serious endeavour, he also does his best to make the process as enjoyable as possible.
Joe also provides formal assessment reports covering psychological conditions, as well as assessments of brain function (neuropsychological assessments), such as after a head injury, stroke or other neurological event. He has provided expert evidence in court.
In recent years, Joe has worked with large organisations, managing business improvement opportunities, with a focus on positive management of change. Joe has also served as chairperson of the College of Clinical Psychologists (NSW Section) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.