Margaret Hartstone and Amanda Burlock began working together in the public Community Mental Health Service in 2002. Over their long association they have worked together in hospital and community settings, shared therapy cases and instituted new and effective group therapy programs.
Amanda and Margaret extended their rewarding collaboration into Private practice in 2009. Currently practising in a pleasant and supportive environment at 15 The Parade (Norwood), Margaret and Amanda strive to provide a high level of expertise and care.
Margaret and Amanda have used their skills to help many clients lead happier and more fulfilling lives, as well as overcome serious and debilitating conditions. They are comprehensively trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based therapies.
Amanda and Margaret have also developed expertise in training other mental health workers and students, and participate actively in their professional community.
Amanda Burlock completed the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at the University of South Australia in 2001. Prior to that, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at the University of Canberra (1999) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class) at the University of South Australia. She has worked as a psychologist with adults, children and families in both community and inpatient settings.
Amanda has pursued advanced training and professional development in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-Based approaches. She has a keen interest in recurrent depression, anxiety disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Amanda also greatly enjoys providing clinical supervision and professional development opportunities on a wide range of topics (including as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide). Amanda is a fully qualified, AHPRA-approved Clinical supervisor.
Amanda is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP). She has previously served on the CCLP South Australian Section executive committee and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT; as both the SA state branch President and National President).
Margaret Hartstone completed the Master of Applied Psychology degree at the University of Adelaide in 1995. Since then Margaret has worked in several public community mental health and inpatient settings to provide psychological assessment and treatment for a variety of conditions. While the treatment of depression and anxiety have always been central in her work she has also had considerable experience with severe psychological disorders.
Margaret's other achievements include the 2006 Year 12 text book “Psychology for South Australia” and coordinating the APS Clinical College professional development program in SA. Margaret is a Clinical Lecturer and has been a consultant on the Clinical Masters advisory committees at Adelaide, Flinders and Uni SA. In recent years her interest in treating Borderline PD has led to DBT becoming established in several public mental health services.
In 2012 Margaret resigned her position as the Principle Clinical Psychologist in the North and North Eastern community mental health services in order to concentrate on extending her private practice.
Margaret is a fully qualified and AHPRA approved Clinical supervisor and is an experienced teacher and presenter on a range of psychological assessment and treatment topics.