Natasha is committed to facilitating change in individuals and organisations that she works with clinically and professionally. She is a dedicated Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Clinical Psychology Centre.
She has a number of clinical interests and specialties. Over the last two decades, she has gained experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders with children, adolescents and adults, with particular interests in the development and manifestation of anxiety across the lifespan. She has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders, particularly with Maudsley Family Based Therapy for children and adolescents with Anorexia. Her work with families is enhanced through her knowledge and skill in Bowen Family Systems Theory. This enables her to assist individuals, couples or families to make changes when experiencing complex relationship difficulties. She incorporates Compassion Focussed Therapy principles in her clinical practice to improve the outcomes for clients with shame based responses.
She is also a specialist in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for emotional dysregulation and the corresponding behavioural and interpersonal difficulties seen in children, adolescents and adults. In 2010 she and other members of the team established the Comprehensive DBT program to support the rising clinical need for this treatment in the local area. This resource-intensive program is rarely able to be offered in a private practice setting and, with the ongoing support of the DBT Consult Team, has enabled many clients to benefit from receiving this treatment since that time.
She has a thorough understanding of the application of these clinical models to business and corporate environments, and enjoys assisting individuals in management or leadership roles to bring about changes in themselves and their organisations. This knowledge is enhanced through her direct experience in managing and leading organisational change.
Natasha believes that ongoing research and development is essential to providing the best care for clients. She established the Clinical Psychology Centre (CPC) in 2001, with a keen interest in developing a group practice to deliver evidence based clinical psychology treatments and continuously evaluate their clinical outcomes. CPC currently provides services to over 1500 individuals per year and has a strong culture of innovation and growth for all involved in the practice. With the help of part time research assistants, she is assessing the efficacy of DBT workshop programs for emotion dysregulation in adults and has two posters on this research to be presented at the upcoming World Congress of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT). She is committed to participating in peer consultation through peer-reviewed publications and presentations in the coming years.
Natasha has held many executive positions in the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) NSW and was instrumental in nationalising this organisation to form the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy Ltd in 2010 to improve operational efficiencies. This not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers, promotes research and education into cognitive and behaviour therapies, and publishes and disseminates information about developments in these therapies in Australia and overseas. She successfully assisted with the marketing, operational and financial management of the largest conference held by AACBT (NSW), in Sydney in 2006, and was on the committee which won the bid for AACBT Ltd to host the WCBCT, which is estimated to attract over 2000 delegates.
Natasha enjoys conducting trainings and has given presentations on Anxiety Disorders, Medicare for Health Professionals or Working in Private Practice to Allied Health, GP\’s, university groups, parent groups, school counsellors and teachers. She is committed to the ongoing development of colleagues through her role as an Adjunct Supervisor (placement) of Macquarie University.
Lampe, L., Basten, C., Crino, R., Davis, N.R., McEvoy,P. (2010). CBT Skills in Action. Sydney:NSW IMET, (video)
Lovibond, P.F., Davis, N.R. & O’Flaherty, A.S. (2000). Protection from extinction in human fear conditioning. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38 (10), 967-983.
Huon, G.F., Hayne, A., Gunewardene, A., Strong, K., Lunn, N., Piira, T. & Lim, J. (1999). Accounting for differences in dieting status: Steps in the refinement of a model. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 26(4), 420-433. (nee Lunn)
Davis, N.R. (2011). DBT Skills in schools. AIS NSW: School Counsellors Conference,
Davis, N.R. (2011). Medicare for Psychologists. Macquarie University,
Davis, N.R. (2011). DBT in Action. Sydney University Doctoral Students,
Davis, N.R. (2009). Starting out in Private Practice. Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, (video)
Davis, N.R. (2009). Medicare and Psychology: Working with Referrers under the Medicare System. Macquarie University Audience: Masters of Counselling Psychology Students,
Davis, N.R. (2008). Better Access to Psychiatrists Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule: Module C. Australian General Practice Network,
Davis, N.R. (2007). Better Access to Psychiatrists Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule: Module A. Australian General Practice Network,
Davis, N.R. (2007). Medicare for Psychologists: Who benefits most out of including us in the MBS. Macquarie University Audience: Masters of Counselling Psychology Students,
Davis, N.R. (2007). Is my child anxious? How to know, what to do and where to go. Womens International Zionist Organisation,
Davis, N.R. (2006). Reducing Teenage Angst: helping your child to be more socially confident and less stressed. Roseville College,
Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Kids to be Courageous: Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Roseville Anglican Church,
Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Anxious Students: Detection and Intervention at School. Wenona. Audience: In-service lecture for teacher,
Davis, N.R. (2004). Helping Anxious Students: Detection and Intervention at School. Killara High School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers,
Davis, N.R. (2004). Overcoming Health Anxiety: Facing Fears of Death and Dying. UNSW Clinical Graduates Seminar Series. Audience: Clinical Masters Graduates,
Davis, N.R. (2004). The school’s role in identifying and helping students with anxiety. Cherrybrook High Technology School. Audience: Teachers,
Davis, N.R. (2003). Child Anxiety. GP Cremorne. Audience: Medical Practitioners,
Davis, N.R. (2003). Helping Kids to be Courageous: Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Pymble Primary School. Audience: Parents and teachers Childhood anxiety: The school’s role in,
Davis, N.R. (2003). Childhood anxiety: The school’s role in identifying and helping students with anxiety. Pymble Primary School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers,
Davis, N.R. (2003). Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents: School Cousellor’s role in identifying and treating students with anxiety. Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service, School Counsellors,
Davis, N.R. (2003). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The school’s role in identifying and helping students with OCD. Normanhurst Boys High School. Audience: In-service lecture for teachers organised by the Department of Education,
Davis, N.R. (2001). Helping Kids to be Courageous Anxiety and Bullying Information Night. Normanhurst West Primary School. Audience: Parents,