Yvonne Clark - Approved area of practice - clinical psychology

Yvonne Clark


Yvonne graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Health in 1997.

Professional Experience

Yvonne is currently a lecturer at the University of Adelaide.  She started working at the University of Adelaide in May 2008. Yvonne is employed primarily as a lecturer but the position will also encompass research, supervision, clinical client work and working towards improving systematic approaches that enable Indigenous students to study and become qualified in the field of Psychology.

Yvonne previously worked for 3 years at a specialist counselling service, Mary Street Adolescent Program, which is part of Child and Mental Health Services in South Australia. The service provides counselling to adolescents who have sexually offended or harassed others. She worked primarily with Aboriginal adolescents.

Previous to that, Yvonne worked in the Child Protection System (now called Families SA) for approximately 8 years. She worked on and off as a psychologist working with children and families. Some of the work and topics included assessments, short term counselling and consultancy around attachment and bonding, identity, well being, parenting skills etc.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Yvonne is interested in working with and research on Indigenous topics particularly for children and young people. She is also Interested In lateral violence and issues related to racism.

Recent Publications

Clark, Y., Carver, M., & Longbottom, J., (2003) Review of Aboriginal Children in Non-Aboriginal Care in SA. Department of Human Services, SA.

Clark, Y., (2000) The Construction of Aboriginal Identity in people separated from their families, communities and culture. Pieces of a jigsaw. Australian Psychologist, 35, 150-157.