Yvonne Clark - Approved area of practice - clinical psychology

Yvonne Clark


Yvonne graduated with:

PhD in Psychology in September 2017

Masters in Clinical Psychology and Health in 1997

Honours in psychology in 1994

Batchelor of Arts 1993

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 currently works part time (half day per week) at Nunkuwarrin Yunti (community controlled Health Service) in Adelaide as a counselling Psychologist. She also works casually as a private psychologist with NADA Consulting- where she provides counselling and ‘preventing lateral violence’ workshops.

Yvonne previously worked for Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in South Australia in a specialist counselling service, working with adolescents who have sexually offended or harassed others. Prior to that she worked within the Child Protection System on and off as a psychologist working with children and families.

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.


·         Clark, Y., Augoustinos, M., & Malin, M. (in press). Coping and prevention of lateral violence in the Aboriginal community in Adelaide.

·         Clark, Y., Augoustinos, M., & Malin, M. (2016). Lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide: It affects our identity and wellbeing. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri-Pimatisiwin, 1(1), 43-52.

·         Clark, Y., & Augoustinos, M. (2015). What’s in a name? Lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide, South Australia. The Australian Community Psychologist, 27(2), 19-34.

·         Clark, Y., Chur-Hansen, A., Turnbull, D. & Masciantonio, S. (2013).  A qualitative study of Australian Undergraduate Psychology students' attitudes toward the teaching of Indigenous and cross-cultural psychology of one university. Focus on Health Professional Education (FOHPE), 14(3),

·         Guerin, P.B., Guerin, B., Tedmanson, D., & Clark, Y. (2011). How can country, spirituality, music and arts contribute to Indigenous mental health and well-being? Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (Suppl. 1), 38-41.

·         Guerin, P., Guerin, B., Tedmanson, D., & Clark, Y. (2009) How do we think about Indigenous mental health in rural and remote communities? STATEing Women's Health, 8-13.

·         Clark, Y., (2000) The Construction of Aboriginal Identity in People Separated from their Families, community and culture; Pieces of a jigsaw. Australian Psychologist: Special Issue Australian Indigenous Psychologies, Vol 35 no 2.

Book chapters

·         Dudgeon, P. Darleston-Jones, D. & Clark, Y. (2011). Changing the lens: Indigenous perspectives on Psychological literacy in the psychologically literate citizen: Foundations and global perspectives, edited by Jacky Cranney and Dana Dunn, Oxford Uni Press.

Unpublished Reports (over last 15 years)

·         Clark, Y. (April, 2010). It’s not just a black or white issue (boxed section within Dudgeon, Kelly & Gridley, Major achievements for the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association). IN Psych, 32 (2).

·         Clark, Y and Grey, B (2009) Review of the roles of Aboriginal Cultural Consultants in Child and Family Health, SA. Child Youth and Women’s Health Service.

·         Thomas, R., Clark, Y., Wall, S., (2005) Review of Yaitya Tirramangkotti. Families SA, Adelaide.

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

·         Clark, Y., & Stewart, T.  (2000). A focused step toward Wellness and wellbeing in Aboriginal Health. South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership.