Dr Philippa Cannan

BA (Hons), DPsych (Clin.), Grad Dip YMH, Master of YMH, MAPS.

Clinical Psychologist - Founding Director

Philippa is a clinical psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults. Having worked for 10 years on the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Hobart Hospital Philippa is both comfortable and competent in working with individuals who present with major mental illnesses such as borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety using a range of therapies including CBT, ACT and DBT. 

Having recently completed a Master of Youth Mental Health via the University of Melbourne, Philippa has a keen interest in working with adolescents with emerging mental health conditions in order to lessen the impact these conditions can have on social, occupational and educational functioning. She also works part time at Calvary Hospital's Hobart OBGYN seeing women with perinatal mental health conditions such as perinatal depression and anxiety, attachment issues and infertility.

Philippa completed her doctorate, has published research articles and presented at international conferences in the area of neuropsychology. She has both the interest and skills to conduct cognitive assessments, capacity based assessments, and therapeutic work with both patients and families affected by ABI and dementia. 

Philippa is a registered supervisor with AHPRA and currently supervises both graduate and post-graduate psychologists. She is a Hobart branch board member for the Australian Psychological Society and has previously worked on behalf of the World Health Organisation, travelling to Singapore, America, New Zealand and around Australia running workshops in psychiatric epidemiology.

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