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Who we are

We are a group of psychologists who help people develop the skills necessary to reduce psychological distress and better tackle everyday problems/mental health issues such as work stress, relationship troubles, coping with illness, negative emotions, etc.

 

We are experts in human thoughts, feelings, behaviours and reactions, functionalities of the brain, memory and learning, and human development. We use reliable and scientifically supported methods to treat psychological symptoms affecting individuals, families, groups and organisations.

 

Research has demonstrated that psychological treatments are highly effective in managing common mental health disorders and problems – APS online.

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Our vision

We are here to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing severe hardship, emotional pain and inequality in society. We provide high quality psychological assessment, treatment and counselling services to both individuals and organisations throughout Melbourne.

The Intrinsicare Team

Dr Julie Janev

Director of Intrinsicare Pty Ltd.

Dr Janev is the Director of Intrinsicare Pty Ltd.  She is also an experienced Psychologist with many years of experience in the forensic area and currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

 

Her academic qualifications include a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology undertaken and completed at the University of Melbourne in 2005 and Honours in Psychology from RMIT University. Her doctoral program specialised in criminal law and forensic psychology, and her thesis involved an exploration of current police interviewing methods and strategies utilised during witnesses interviewing.

 

Her key areas of specialisation include: psychological assessment, case formulation and diagnosis, counselling, psychological program development, facilitation and evaluation, consultancy, supervision, training and court report writing.

 

Dr Janev has worked as a Psychologist in a variety of private and government settings, including the Department of Justice (Corrections Victoria), the Department of Human Services (Youth Justice, Adolescent Forensic Health Service, Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre), the Magistrates Court (Client Integrated Support Program and Assessment Referral Court), the Department of Education, Employment and Work Place Relations, and with many other service providers in the Drug and Alcohol, Disability, Unemployment, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Systems.

Ms Claire McCallum

Registered Psychologist

Ms. McCallum is an experienced psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her academic qualifications include a Masters in Clinical Psychology undertaken and completed at University of Ballarat  in 2012 and a Bachelor of Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Psychology from University of Ballarat. Her Masters thesis focused on emotions related to the desire for revenge post relationship infidelity.

Ms. McCallum’s key areas of specialisation include: psychological assessment, case formulation and diagnosis, psychotherapy, psychological program facilitation, offending behaviour, consultancy, training and court report writing for legal and quasi-legal proceedings.

She has worked as a Provisional and Registered Psychologist in a variety of private and government settings, including Barwon Prison (Department of Justice), University of Ballarat (tutoring), Harvester Clinic (Mid West Mental Health Service), Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Ballarat Psychiatric Services, and has published research in peer-reviewed journals.  Presently, Ms. McCallum is IntrinsiCare’s primary counseling clinician. Utilising a range of empirically tested interventions, she addresses a range of mental health and social issues, including personality disorders, psychiatric illnesses, substance dependency, criminal behaviours, mood/anxiety issues, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, grief/loss symptoms, stress, intellectual disability, plus other areas.

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Mr Daniel Botros

Registered Psychologist

B.A., Grad. Dip. Psych, , M.Psych

Daniel Botros has over 10 years experience in a variety of private and corporate organisational settings. He has worked within youth mental health services, held senior psychologist positions within Corrections Victoria and a Petroleum Off-shore Company, and he has experience in the area of organizational psychology for defense settings.

 

Daniel works collaboratively with clients and health professionals to improve mental health, well-being and overall functioning. He has expertise in many evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions and utilises his skill set to provide effective services that are tailored to the individual needs of his clients.

 

Some specific areas of expertise include: psychological testing and assessment, critical incident/trauma counselling, conflict resolution and mediation, career assistance and guidance, and, treatment of mood disorders, PTSD, substance use, adjustment issues, and sleep disorders.

 

Daniel currently oversees Intrinsicare’s organisational psychology division. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. His academic qualifications include a Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology undertaken and completed at Deakin University in 2003 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the Australian Catholic University. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) from RMIT University.

Ms Tania Atanasovska

Consultant (Exercise Physiology)

Ms Atanasovska currently works alongside Intrinsicare Psychologists by providing consultancy services in the area of sport and exercise physiology.  More specifically, she educates Intrinsicare clients and staff about the benefits of exercise and helps people achieve greater well being by prescribing courses of exercise for both fitness and rehabilitation purposes.  Ms Atanasovska’s skill set has been invaluable to our team of Psychologists as she is often able to provide a different perspective regarding treatment of medical and psychological conditions (e.g., obesity, arthritis/pain, diabetes, depression, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions) that is unique to her field of study and research.

 

To assist with her role at Intrinsicare, Ms Atanasovska is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), supervised through the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victorian University. Her thesis investigates the potassium (K+) dynamics and skeletal muscle Na+,K+-ATPase during exercise and in recovery with pharmacological interventions salbutamol and digoxin and the relationship between K+ changes and electrocardiography in healthy adults. Further to this achievement, Ms Atanasovska has successfully completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in physical education and science at Victoria University? as well as a diploma in remedial massage. She is a qualified level 1 sport’s trainer (Sport Medicine Australia), and avid supporter of holistic treatment approaches within the field of allied health.