Joe Gubbay, clinical psychologist
Joe Gubbay is the founder and director of Australian Clinical Psychologists. Joe has been providing psychological treatment for a range of issues since 1992. Australian Clinical Psychologists was established in 1995, and deals with a range of problems using goal directed therapy which is targeted cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), including depression, anxiety conditions, workplace stress, anger, assertiveness, self-esteem, relationship conflict, and high school issues. While Joe approaches therapy as a serious endeavour, he also does his best to make the process as enjoyable as possible. Email or call on 1300 66 44 13 if you’d like to discuss whether Joe can help you.
Joe 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.
Joe has also worked in the corporate world managing business improvement opportunities, with a focus on positive management of change. His work has also included managing IT projects. Joe has also served as chairperson of the College of Clinical Psychologists (NSW Section) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.