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Dr Suvena Sethi

Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Services Lead

Suvena is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adolescent and adult anxiety and mood disorders, including specialised expertise in depression, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, parenting, and specific phobias. She uses a wide-range of evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Maudsley Family-based Therapy (MFBT), Schema Therapy, and mindfulness-based strategies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help her clients create change. She also has a keen interest in the use of computerised CBT to help expand the reach of psychological interventions.

Prior to joining The Clinical Psychology Centre, Suvena worked in the private hospital sector working primarily with adults and older adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Concurrently, Suvena held a research fellowship at the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. Suvena completed her Ph.D. from The University of Sydney, and her extended clinical training from The Maudsley Hospital, London, with the Adolescent At-Risk and Forensic Service.

In addition to being a clinician, Suvena is involved in mental health research at CPC, including ongoing collaborations with Kings College London, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland. As part of her research activities she has published in international journals on a range of key topics in the areas of youth depression and anxiety, and parenting strategies and interventions. She also aims to disseminate research findings to communities via conferences and participating in webinars. She is an active member of the Australian Psychological Association, the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, and the British Psychological Society.


Sethi, S., Kerns, S. E., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). The international dissemination of evidence based parenting interventions: impact on practitioner content and process self-efficacy. The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 16(2), 126-137.

Sethi, S. (2013). Treating youth depression and anxiety: A randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy of computerised versus face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy. Australian Psychologist, 48(4), 249-257.

Ellis, L., Campbell, A.J., Sethi, S., O’Dea B.M. (2011). Comparative randomised trial of an online cognitive-behavioural therapy program and an online support group for depression and anxiety. Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation, 4(4), 461-466.

Sethi, S., Campbell, A.J., & Ellis, L.A. (2010). The Use of Computerised Self-Help Packages to Treat Adolescent Depression and Anxiety. The Journal of Technology in Human Service, 28, 144-160.

Sethi, S., & Campbell, A.J. (2007). The use of computerized self-help packages and online therapy to treat and prevent adolescent anxiety and depression. Australian Journal of Psychology. 59 (1), 199.

Shaw, J., Sethi, S., Vacccaro, L., Beatty, L., Kirsten, L., Kissane, D., Kelly, B., Mitchell, G., Sherman, K., Turner, J. (2019). Is care really shared? A systemcatic review of collaborative care (shared care) interventions for adult cancer patients with depression. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 20

Vacarro, L., Shaw, J., Sethi, S., Kirsten, L., Beatty, L., Mitchell G., Kissane, D., Kelly. B., Turner, J. (2019). Barriers and Facilitators to community-based psycho-oncology services: A qualitative study of health professionals’ attitudes to the feasibility and acceptability of a shared care model. Psycho-oncology, 28 (9), 1862-1870


Sethi, S., Mazzucchelli, T.M., & Sanders, M.R. (2016). Practitioner self-regulation: Development of the Practitioner Consultation Process Scale (PCPS). 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Congnitive Therapies,

Davis, N., Gratwick-Sarll, K., & Sethi, S. (2016). A preliminary study of DBT for the treatment of emotional dysregulation within a community practice setting. 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies,

Davis, N., Gratwick-Sarll, K., & Sethi, S. (2016). Implementation of DBT within a community practice setting: Preliminary results and implications for the broader rollout of evidence-based interventions. 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.,

Sethi, S., Shapiro, C., Kerns, S., Hodge, L. (2014). A systems contextual examination of factors associated with successful Triple P Implementation. 16th Annual Helping Families Change Conference, Parenting and Family Support Centre, Sydney, Australia, Awarded best poster presentation

Sethi, S., (2013). Training in Triple P – Positive Parenting Program: Exploring implementation outcomes across practitioner groups in the United States, Australia, England and Canada. 2nd Biennial (SIRC) Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative: Solving Implementation Research Dilemmas, Seattle WA, USA,

Sethi, S. (2013). Balancing consumer choice with what works in the dissemination of evidence based psychological interventions. (Invited symposium). Australian Human Development Association, Gold Coast, Australia,

Sethi, S. (2012). Implementing Triple P: Preliminary Analyses of Outcomes in Australia, Canada and the UK. 1st Australian Implementation Conference, Melbourne, Australia,

Sethi, S. (2012). Therapy@home? A randomised controlled trial of computerised versus face-to- face cognitive behaviour therapy to treat youth depression and anxiety. APS ePsychology Conference, Telephone and Internet-based Counselling Interest Group, Brisbane, Australia,

Sethi, S. (2009). Prevention of Adolescent Anxiety and Depression using the Internet. 10th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, Promoting Originality and Diversity in Research, Kyoto, Japan,

Sethi, S. (2008). Prevention of Adolescent Anxiety and Depression using the Internet. American Psychological Association (APA) 116th Annual Convention 2008. Boston, MA, USA,

Sethi, S. (2008). The prevention of anxiety and depression online. 43rd Australian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia,

Sethi, S. (2007). Prevention of Depression and Anxiety Online. Biennial Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference: Building Communities of Inquiry in Health Sciences. Sydney,

Campbell, A.J., Amon, K.L.& Sethi, S. (2007). Lifespan Psychology: Mental Health and Technology Symposium. 15th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association. Sydney,

Sethi, S., & Toh, M. (2006). Developmental consequences of violent video games in adolescence. Biennial Health Research Conference: From Cell to Society 5, Sydney,

Amon, K.L., Sethi, S., Toh, M. (2006). Learning Circles in Higher Education. SUPRA Connect Conference. Sydney,


Work Days

Monday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Thursday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm

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Clinical Psychologist

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Clinical Psychologist


Sc(Psych), MClinPsych, PhD, MAPS, MBPsS

Interest Areas:

Adults: Depression/Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Anti-natal and Post-natal Difficulties, Adjustment Difficulties and Work Related IssuesAdolescents: Anxiety


CBT, DBT,ACT, Schema, Motivational, Mindfulness

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