Dr Melzer has extensive experience (30+ years) working with adults, adolescents, and children and their families in public and private settings. In the public sector she has worked with children with disabilities and their families in community settings; in an early intervention programme for pre-school aged children; and with adults and their families in public psychiatric hospitals and community services. Dr. Melzer’s entire psychology working life has been spent working within the Western suburbs of Melbourne, an area of highly diverse cultural populations, and high levels of social and economic disadvantage.
Dr. Melzer is a graduate from LaTrobe University (BBSc, MPsych) and RMIT University (PhD) and is a trained specialist in the use of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) with individuals across disorders and age ranges. In addition, she is an expert in the provision of therapy interventions to individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, and those who have experienced traumatic events. She is also skilled at mindfulness-based interventions. Dr Melzer is endorsed in the area of Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
In her private practice, Dr. Melzer works with individuals with a wide variety of problems in living. This includes adolescents and adults with anxiety and mood management problems; victims of crime or other traumatic events; and those with difficulties in the area of weight management and overeating. She operates her private practice in the North Western area of Melbourne.
For the past 15 years Dr. Melzer has divided her working activities between direct service provision and teaching at RMIT University in the Discipline of Psychology. She specialises in the clinical training of Masters and Doctoral students and supervises trainees in the University’s community Psychology Clinic. Dr. Melzer has presented at several national conferences in the areas of general practitioner training, and clinical work with people with Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition, she is currently supervising several PG students with research into the psychological factors involved in disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction.