Dr. Samantha Angelakis

Dr Samantha Angelakis is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with adolescents and adults to improve their wellbeing. Samantha completed her Honours in Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Flinders University. Herresearch background and experience is in the treatment of anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. Specifically, within her PhD she completed a treatment trial for the treatment of trauma and depression.

In her clinical practice Samantha delivers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adult and adolescents with a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems such as anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, and relationship problems. Her area of interest is the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Samantha’s therapy approaches are based on principles of CBT, behavioural activation, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy. Samantha consults with clients and families and also provides supervision and training related to the treatment of trauma. She also provides group therapy for trauma.

Qualifications:

  • Clinical Psychologist registerred with APHRA. Registered with Medicare
  • Completed Honours in Psychology at Flinders University
  • Completed Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Flinders University
  • Specialist training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Experience:

  • Honours and PhD in Psychology
  • Placements at CTAD and within community mental health settings
  • Research assistant to lecturers and psychologists at Flinders University
  • Project manager on a number of clinical trials and research projects
  • Completion of randomised control trial for individuals with comorbid PTSD and Depression
  • Conference presentations
    • Presented at ISTSS in USA
    • Presented numerous times in SA – presentations surrounded providing information about PTSD and the treatment of trauma/PTSD
  • Workshop presentations
    • Has presented numerous workshops on Cognitive Processing Therapy Workshop
    • Presented workshop on Behavioural Activation
  • Provision of CPT and PTSD related consult and supervision
    • e., Provide supervision surrounding the treatment of PTSD to other psychologists (i.e., Monash health, Yarrow Place and Victim Support Services psychologists and counsellors)
  • Co-director for the South Australian branch of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT)
  • Reviewed journal articles
  • Publication:
    • Angelakis, S. A., Nixon, R. N., & Weber, N. (2015).‘The comorbidity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder: Implications for clinical practice and future research.’ BehaviourChange32(01),1-25.
    • Other publications in press
  • Have worked extensively with trauma-related services such as Yarrow Place, Victim Support Services, Flinders University Traumatic Studies Unit
    • Provided workshops, training, supervision, treatment to clients
  • Extensive volunteer history. Organisations include:
    • Lifeline
    • Star Bear Camps
    • Sir Edmund Rice Camps
    • Uniting communities
    • Guardianship Board
    • Life’s for Living
    • Interchange Teen Companion Program

Why are you passionate about working at PsychMed?:

I find it rewarding to introduce clients to CBT and I am eager to apply my experience and compassion to help clients improve their quality of life. As a registered Clinical Psychologist with Medicare, clients can claim higher rates of Medicare rebates when referred under a Mental Health Care Plan. I strongly support bulk billing clients as I believe that all patients are deserving of free psychological services

Location(s):

  • Monday at North Terrace
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at Morphett Vale
  • Provide individual therapy to adults, and CPT group therapy