Lana Sciberras
Clinical Psychotherapist
Clinical Supervisor
Lana is a Clinical Psychotherapist trained in Gestalt Therapy and Process-oriented Psychology, Mindfulness and Compassion therapies. She has worked in private practice for over 20 years and in psychiatry, facilitating inpatient and outpatient groups. She also specialises in addiction and consulted to a private residential rehab for 15 years. Lana is devoted to practising meditation and is an accredited facilitator and trainer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy groups. She finds the combination of psychotherapy, process work including somatic work, mindfulness and compassion models effective in working with clients.

Lana is part of Monash University’s Clinical Psychedelic Lab having been trained in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She is currently a therapist on the MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy trial for severe PTSD. Lana has also done training with Dr Justin Dwyer and Dr Margaret Ross in using Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression and is part of the 3PAP Trial at Swinburne University.

She has been a clinical supervisor for over a decade working with individual clients, psychology students and clinical groups. She facilitates Reflective Practice Clinical Supervision groups for the Trauma and ICU teams at The Alfred Hospital. As a clinical supervisor, Lana is informed by the process work model.  
Monica Schweickle
Clinical Psychologist
Monica is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Programs for Monarch Mental Health Group. She established the first community-based psychedelic assisted therapy program in Australia and has been practicing psychology for 18 years and working in the mental health space for 20 years.

Monica also has a private practice and presently supports mainly people who have experienced trauma, such as veterans and survivors of domestic violence. She also sees people who use psychedelics and other substances, from a harm minimisation lens. Monica is an Accredited EMDR practitioner, Level 1 Internal Family Systems trained therapist, and her therapeutic approach draws on EMDR, psychodynamic, IFS and somatic perspectives. She is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, and a Certified IRest Yoga Nidra teacher.

Monica is passionate about supporting other therapists to do their important work in our community, for 13 years she has been a Psychology Board Approved supervisor and enjoys providing supervision, training and mentoring to diverse mental health professionals; such as counsellors, lived experience peer workers, medical and allied health professionals including provisional and registered psychologists and those with conditions imposed on their registration by the Psychology Board. Monica is a non-executive board director for a housing and support service for women and children escaping domestic violence in Newcastle.


Jacquie Josephson, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

Jacquie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked in mental health for 18 years. She completed her doctoral degree and training in the San Francisco Bay Area and recently moved to Brisbane, Australia in 2023. 

Jacquie’s work is informed by several modalities including IFS, EMDR, Psychodynamic, somatic, and mindfulness/Buddhist philosophy. The beginning of her career, where she worked in public mental health, was inspired by the motivation to work with diverse and underserved populations. In 2019, Jacquie transitioned to private practice with a specialisation in trauma and associated diagnoses such as grief, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Jacquie is passionate about working from a holistic perspective combining traditional talk therapy with a relational and somatic focus, while utilising mindfulness and compassion to foster the client’s self-awareness and healthy relationship to self. 

Jacquie’s psychedelic training includes courses offered by Sage Institute, Fluence, Healing Realms, and Polaris Insight Center for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and Psychedelic Somatic Institute. She is passionate about the potential of psychedelics to assist in the healing process and supporting other therapists who work with these powerful tools. In addition to direct client care, Jacquie has also worked as a clinical supervisor working individually with psychology students and leads a peer consultation group for clinicians who specialise in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

Outside of her psychologist career, Jacquie is a partner and mother of 4 children and one dog. She regularly practices yoga and meditation, and is a creative who enjoys dance and engaging in fabric arts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Dr Emily Tunks MAAPi AMAPP
Licensed Health Psychologist & Supervisor

In her practice as a Health Psychologist and Somatic Psychotherapist, Emily invites the emotional, somatic and relational wisdom of each individual through Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory and Trauma, Depth, and Eco psychotherapy frameworks. In 2019, Emily’s formal initiation process as a Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapist commenced for Australian and International clinical research trials, including a current MDMA for PTSD in first responders project at Monash University and two projects investigating psilocybin for depression at Swinburne University (2021 and ongoing).
Emily is supervised by and continues to train extensively with several international PAP and trauma experts, Indigenous medicine leaders, as well as experienced local PAP integration and somatic psychotherapists. Emily is a Co-Chair of the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPi) PAP Interest Group and in 2023 she was a clinical PAP trial participant herself in a healthy control/therapist study with two of Australia’s most experienced PAP research therapists.


Building on her long-explored Eastern contemplation interests, Emily deeply respects the healing potential of “non-ordinary” states of consciousness and most importantly, their ethical, reciprocal and useful integration because she strongly believes the ‘peak’ is not the point. She is passionate about understanding the relational influence of the PAP therapist/s on long-term treatment outcomes; specifically how we can utilise and support the nervous system to optimise the triad/dyad relationship, prevent therapist burn-out and explore the unique therapeutic opportunities that can arise within the heightened transference of expanded states.


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Last modified: Friday, 5 July 2024, 12:32 PM