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Meet our Executive Board

Our executive committee is responsible for the operational management of ANZACBT.  The executive is made up of a range of mental health professionals who are interested in the promotion and effective practice of CBT, and are elected by ANZACBT members. 



Dr. Bev Haarhoff - President

I am an NZ registered clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at Massey University where I have been involved with teaching the postgraduate diploma in CBT for the past 14 years. In addition to my teaching and research interests I maintain a small CBT private practice.


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Ron Chambers - Treasurer & Executive Board Member

I am a Clinical Psychologist and trained at Canterbury University.  CBT remains a core focus in my clinical work. I have over 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist and have worked in both mental health and forensic settings. I currently specialise in the treatment of severe anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Disorders Service, Canterbury District Health Board. I am also the Clinical Leader for Psychology in the Specialist Mental Health Service at Canterbury District Health Board.



Fiona Mathieson - Executive Board Member (Special Interest in Accreditation)



Janna Gresham - Secretary and Executive Board Member

I am a registered Occupational Therapist and obtained my Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour through Otago University. Since 2008, I have worked in Christchurch Primary Care Mental Health offering brief intervention assessment and treatment to adults experiencing psychological distress.  Prior to this, I have worked in a variety of community and hospital psychiatric settings including 17 years in the UK. I returned to NZ in 2001. 



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Dr. Robyn Gedye- Executive Board Member (Special Interest in Accreditation)

Robyn has recently begun working for ProCare using brief psychological strategies in the general practice setting, and has a particular interest in promoting the use of psychological strategies at the primary care level within rural communities. Robyn also has a private practice in the Franklin area specializing in the use of cognitive and behavioural interventions. She has worked for statutory services and non-government agencies over the past 25 years, where her focus has been the formal involvement of families in the treatment of serious mental illness.



Simone Kinley- Executive Board Member (Special Interest in Accreditation)

Simone Kinley- Executive Board Member (Special Interest in Accreditation)Simone Kinley is a registered mental health nurse currently working for the Canterbury District Health Board at the Mothers & Babies Service specialising in the treatment of woman in the perinatal period with mental illness. Prior to this she worked for 18 years at the Anxiety disorders Service treating anxiety and depression. Recently Simone cemented her work experience by completing a Postgraduate Diploma at Otago University endorsed in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Simone is involved in the teaching of Talking Therapies, Basic Principles of CBT- for mental health nurses and allied health staff. She has been a member of AnzaCBT for some years and part of the Christchurch AnzaCBT conference organising committee.



Faye Hanna- Executive Board Member

Faye originally trained as a Psychiatric Nurse in the hospital system and then trained as NZ Reg General Nurse gaining experience in both fields. Following the restructuring of Psychiatric Services throughout NZ and closure of the bigger hospitals, she was involved in the development of the Community Mental Health Team in the Gore area. Although she had trained very much in a medical model she was always more drawn to the psychotherapeutic models of care and enjoyed completing the 3 year Theory of Psychotherapy program at Ashburn Hall. She then moved into the Primary Sector where she is currently employed in Brief Intervention Service in Southland covering 5 rural areas. 



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 Aramis Dennan- Administration Assistant

Aramis is currently studying towards his DClinPsych at Massey University Albany. He completed his BSc(Hons) at the University of Auckland in 2015. His current research looks at whether sexism processes impact young adults' engagement with dating applications.