IAAN Management Committee

The Management Committee oversees the operation and practices of the IAAN
Dr Roger Mysliwiec

Dr Roger Mysliwiec

PRESIDENT

Dr Roger Mysliwiec, NZMC, DKPM, PBANZ, NZAP, MIAAN(Cert), is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy and resides in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Mysliwiec was trained in Germany as a medical doctor before qualifying as a specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. He has over the past 30 years specialised in the treatment of eating disorders and has been the Clinical Director of the public Regional Eating Disorders Service in Auckland from 1999 until 2014 and has since co-founded the specialist outpatient New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic (NZEDC). He has been in private practice for the past 25 years providing psychotherapy and supervision, trained in Hakomi Mindfulness Centered Somatic Psychotherapy, and for many years has had a strong interest to integrate the findings of neuroscience into treatment.

He has been on the Executive of the Australian New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) between 2005 and 2011 and was the convenor of their 2010 Conference in Auckland. He has been passionate about the field of neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy for many years and is honoured and excited to provide leadership and work with like-minded people in the IAAN.

Daren Wilson

Daren Wilson

TREASURER

Daren Wilson the Director of Clear View Psychology Services in Sydney and has worked as a psychologist in Disability Services, The Australian Army (Psychology Corps), Department of Veteran Affairs and as a principal consultant for over 28 years. He completed his MA in Applied Sport Psychology in 1997.

During his career he has served as a UN Peacemaker / keeper in Somalia, Rwanda and East Timor (Timor-Leste). These experiences, working extensively in personal crisis, disasters, trauma reprocessing, elite sport performance and advanced CBT interventions, have enabled him to support those traumatised in the Thredbo Landslide, Blackhawk Disaster, Glenbrook Train Disaster, MPs returning from East Timor, and others in the Australian Intelligence and Special Forces. Additionally he has assisted in formulating Australian Defence Force Psychology policies / best practice, Veteran Lifestyle Adjustment Residential Programs, Indian Ocean tsunami, Fire & Rescue NSW, bush fire community support counselling and pain management treatment programs (Concord Hospital study) for injured workers.
Daren is fascinated by recent advancements in neuroscience and formulating diagrams / models to best describe psychopathology, which highlights neuropsychotherapy principles for clients, and in turn significantly improved therapeutic success and outcomes. Daren brings his wealth of experience to the executive management of the IAAN.

Jonathan Wills

Jonathan Wills

SECRETARY & REGISTRAR

Jonathan worked for six years in Brisbane as a specialist smoking cessation counsellor. He completed his Masters Degree in Counselling at the University of Queensland in 2013. In 2013 Jonathan assisted with editing and compiled the subject index and glossary for Connie Henson’s and Dr Pieter Rossouw’s publication BrainWise Leadership. In 2014 he was Project Manager and contributed Chapter 8 for the publication edited by Prof Pieter Rossouw Neuropsychotherapy: Theoretical Underpinnings and Clinical Applications.

He commenced his private practice Talk To Me Therapies in Brisbane in 2013 and currently volunteers at the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group (QHVSG) co-facilitating regular support group meetings.

 
Rita Princi-Hubbard

Rita Princi-Hubbard

Management Committee Member

Rita Princi-Hubbard, B Psych(Hons), M Psych(Clin), MAPS, MCCLP, MIAAN(Cert), is a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Applied Neuroscience Practitioner and Supervisor. She is a Psychologist with Clinical Endorsement working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals in private practice. She is also the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education and the Brain Smart 4 Learning Program, which provides Brain-Based Education training to clinicians, educators and parents. Rita also works as a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide and a Consultant for the Australian Communications and Media Authority. In the span of her career, she has held the roles of Chair of the SA APS College of Clinical Psychologists – (2012-2014); National Convenor (2004-2008) and National Treasurer (2008-2013) of the APS Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Interest Group.
 
Dr Dionne Shnider

Dr Dionne Shnider

Management Committee Member

Dr Dionne Shnider, B Psych, M Psych(Health), PhD (Health), MAPS, MIAAN(Cert), is currently living in Philadelphia, presenting at conferences and workshops on the neuroscience fundamentals and Neuroscience Toolkits for Clinicians. She is a guest lecturer at Universities in Philadelphia region and presenting in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Canada, and is working to grow a strong interest and need for neuropsychotherapy in the USA. She has a very strong interest to encourage all practicing therapists to acquire the benefits and knowledge of neuropsychotherapy. She has a certification in medical neuroscience from University of Chicago and runs a private practice as a licensed and practicing psychologist and clinical neuropsychotherapist. She has worked as a psychologist within a variety of settings – including mental health, and occupational and vocational rehabilitation – both in public and private organisations. She has worked in The Netherlands (implementing Behavioural Based Safety Programs with General Electric) and United States of America (Implementing Behavioural and Anger Management programs in Vanderberg County, Indiana). She is the published co-author of the book – The Neuroscience Toolkit for Practitioners.
Dr David Collins

Dr David Collins

Management Committee Member

Dr David Collins is a doctoral trained clinical psychologist who has worked with young people for over a decade. Along with Professor Pieter Rossouw, David developed BRAiNgro, a neuroscience based whole of school wellbeing program currently being implemented in schools across Australia. David has worked in a variety of settings in public mental health, been an honorary research fellow with the University of Melbourne, and has been involved in local and international research collaborations developing treatment programs for a range of psychological difficulties.

In addition to his private practice, David has trained teachers, psychologists, and counsellors in the neuroscience of young brains.

Dr Rosemary Saxton

Dr Rosemary Saxton

Management Committee Member

Rosie is an experienced General Practitioner (over 25 years in general medical practice) and has had an enduring interest in mental health and counselling. In addition to her medical training and experience, Rosie has undertaken additional study and formal training in various neuroscience informed psychological approaches to therapy including Solution Focused Therapy (Dip), Hypnotherapy (Dip), Somatic Experiencing (level I & II), Brainspotting (certified practitioner), EMDR (level I) and NLP Master Practitioner.

She has extensive knowledge in the area of mind/body medicine and has integrated research and training in neuroscience informed therapies. Rosie is a director of NeuroFrontiers.

VACANCY

Management Committee Member

If you would like to nominate as a member of the Management Committee, you first must ensure you are a current member of the IAAN. Then, please send a brief one page letter of introduction providing your reasons for wishing to become a Management Committee member to office@iaan.com.au