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Erika Penney

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Erika Penney is an Education-Focused lecturer, clinical psychologist, and external placement coordinator with the master of clinical psychology program in the Graduate School of Health. She is the Responsible Academic Officer (RAO) for Teaching & Learning within Clinical Psychology.

She has a national reputation as a leader in e-MH education, and is sought after for Personality Disorder, Complex Trauma, and Stigma teaching expertise. She has particular clinical interests in e-mental health, complex trauma, and personality disorders, as well as mental health stigma and improving patient outcomes with trauma-informed care. Prior to her work at UTS, she worked in private and public health hospitals and clinics and brings industry experience to her teaching. More recently, Erika's clinical and empirical interests have included the areas of inter-professional learning, as well as adaptations of therapies to telepsychology formats. She is one of the co-founders of the Australian Telepsychology Collaboration, a group that has designed high quality trainings for university training clinics and the Australian Psychological Society on integrating telepsychology effectively and safely. Erika acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of knowledge and of the land on which our city campus stands and is an ally of First Nations people. She is an official UTS LGBTQIA+ Ally.

* Registered psychologist with endorsement in clinical psychology from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
* Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) approved supervisor for higher degree pathways and the clinical psychology endorsement registrar program.
* Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
* Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
* A co-founder of the Australian Telepsychology Collaboration (ATC).
* Chair (Clinical Division) for the NSW-ACT Psychology Placement Consortium (NAPC).
* Collaborator in the Australian Psychology Placement Alliance (APPA).

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