+61 (0) 8 8128 4889
PhD, MA (Clinical Psychology), BA (Hons Psychology)
Dr Yvonne Clark is a Kokatha/Wirangu woman whose family is originally from the west coast and desert regions in South Australia. She is an AHPRA registered and has been a clinically endorsed psychologist for 21 years and has recently gained her PhD in Psychology. Yvonne has extensive experience in clinical, community and academic psychology within the government, private and university sector. In her role as a clinician she has worked mainly with children, adolescents and their families. Yvonne has worked at the University of Adelaide from 2008 to June 2018 in a lecturing and research role. Her PhD topic was on lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide, SA.
Yvonne is currently a Research Fellow for the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future (HPNF) project which is based in SAHMRI. This is funded by grants from the Lowitja Institute and NHMRC. The goal of the HPNF project is to address a critical gap for Indigenous mothers in the perinatal (pregnancy to two years after birth) period, who have experienced complex trauma and vulnerable to pass on trauma effects to child. More specifically the project aims to develop perinatal strategies for identifying and supporting Indigenous parents who have experienced complex trauma in their own childhoods.
Yvonne is on and has been on various Psychology working parties and reference groups and is currently a member of the Australian Indigenous Psychological Association (AIPA), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Interest group Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Psychology.
She is an early career researcher and is publishing widely on various topics related to Indigenous people, psychology, mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, lateral violence, children and young people and education.
Material Published: (Key Publications and Refereed journal articles in last 10 years)
Clark, Y., Augoustinos, M., & Malin, M. (2017). Evaluation of the preventing lateral violence workshops: Phase 1 questionnaire responses. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri-Pimatisiwin, 2(3), 41-53.
Clark, Y., Augoustinos, M., & Malin, M. (2017). Evaluation of the preventing lateral violence workshops: Phase 2 qualitative responses. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri-Pimatisiwin, 2(3), 54-66.
Clark, Y., Augoustinos, M., & Malin, M. (2017). Coping and prevention of lateral violence in the Aboriginal community in Adelaide. The Australian Community Psychologist, 28 (2), 105-123
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), 25-37.
Clark, Y. (2011). Looking for home. www.emedici.com
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.
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
Semmler, C., Nahum, T., & Clark, Y. (2010). An examination of hope, self-esteem and positive and negative experiences among first year psychology students. Conference presentation. The Education Research Group of Adelaide.
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
Material Unpublished (over last 15 years)
Clark, Y. (April, 2010). It’s not just a black or white issue (within boxed section Dudgeon, Kelly & Gridley: Major achievements for the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association). InPsych, 32 (2).
Clark, Y and Grey, B (2009) Review of the roles of Aboriginal Cultural Consultants in Child and Family Health, SA.
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, Dept of Human Services, Adelaide
Clark, Y., & Stewart, T. (2000). A focused step toward Wellness and wellbeing in Aboriginal Health. South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership.