Barbara Palmisano is a Clinical Psychologist fully registered with The Psychologist Board Australia. She is currently the Sole Practitioner of Palmisano Psychological Services. One benefit of being a Sole Practitioner is that Medical Referrers and the individual can be assured that they will be consulted directly by the Proprietor.
The Proprietor has a breadth and depth of experience in Mental Health, Disability & Rehabilitation fields across ages in community and hospital based Government services, Not For Profit Organizations and Private Industry.
Master of Psychology (Clinical) ECU
Master of Arts (Psychology) UWS
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) NTU
Australian Psychological Society (APS)
The APS College of Clinical Psychologists
APS Interest Groups- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Psychology; Rehabilitation Psychology; Psychology and Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Buddhism and Psychology
Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy WA
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
Autism Association WA
Professional Research Publications:
Abbott, M., Palmisano, B.A., Dickerson, M. (1995). Video game playing, dependency and delinquency: A question of methodology? Journal of Gambling Studies, 11, pp 287-301.
Palmisano, B.A., Arco, L. (2007). Changes in Functional Behaviour of Adults with Brain Injury and Spouse-Caregiver Burden With In-Home Neurobehavioural Intervention. Behaviour Change, 24 (1), pp 1-10.
Triple P Provider: Positive Parenting Program for developing positive relationships, encouraging desirable behaviour, teaching new skills and managing misbehaviour.
Level 4- Standard Stepping Stones, for families with a child with a disability.
Level 5- Enhanced Program for Parent Coping, Relationships and Communication.
Aussie Optimism Program Provider: Mental Health Promotion for Children (8-12yrs) focussed on Building Resilience, Self Esteem Building, Positive Thinking, Problem Solving and Social Skills.
Summary of Work History:
The Proprietor has held a variety of positions spanning over 30 years, as a Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Counsellor with pre-tertiary qualification roles as an Occupational Therapy Aid and previous to this as a Care Aide. She has accumulated a broad knowledge, skills and abilities with a wide range of mental health issues, disability types and medical conditions. These include:
Private Practice- Proprietor & previous Contractor to another Private Practice
Child, Adolescent & Adult Community Mental Health Services
Suicide Intervention/ Self Harm – Community Mental Health Clinic
Employee Assistance Program
Disability Services Commission (Individual & Family Clinical Psychology)
Department of Corrective Services- Prison Officer Recruitment
Non Government Organisations- Epilepsy Action
Home & Community Care Program
Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services- Occupational/ Vocational Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy- Elderly Mental Health Services, Surgical Ward & Aids/ Equipment.
Residential Hostel- profound & multiple disabilities.