Bradley Jones MAPS
B.Psych (Hons), M. Psych (Forensic)
Our Principal Psychologist, Bradley Jones, is endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia as a Forensic Psychologist. Educationally he completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) degree and a Master of Psychology (Forensic) degree. Addtionally he has more than 34 years in the law enforcement and criminal justice system. Brad has experience in the law enforcement settings of the NSW Police Force and NSW Local Government before he embarked upon private practice.
In 2011 Brad entered private practice as the owner of Stephens & Bradley Forensic & Clinical Psychological Services. The combination of Brad's prior employment and his studies has given him extensive experience in the areas of law enforcement and it's inherent triggers for depression, anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); victims of crime and its many debilitating psychological and physical impacts; the motivations and causes of criminal offending behaviour and its legal implications; and offender incarceration and rehabilitation.
Consquently Brad has a thorough understanding of the forensic and clinical aspects of human behaviour, the impact upon human behaviour, and treating the clinical and foresnic outcomes of behaviour, that result in a down to earth, pragmatic and direct manner that many people find refreshing and honest.
Brad is well acquainted in giving evidence and undergoing cross examination in the NSW Local, District, and Supreme Court, the NSW Coroners Court, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) and the Federal Court of Australia. In August 2019 the NSW Supreme Court affirmed his qualifications and expertise to diagnose mental health conditions (Jones v Booth  NSWSC 1066). Judge Johnson, of the NSWSC, found the approach adopted by a Local Court Magistrate, with respect to Brad's report, was erroneous in that it operated to exclude the report upon the flawed basis that a psychiatric report only was relevant. The NSWSC decision resulted in amendments to the NSW Local Court Bench Book with respect to inquiries under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990. The decision to challenge a Local Court Magistrate's error is indicative of Brad's desire to comply with and support the accurate application of law with respect to psychology and psychiatry.
Brad is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a Fellow of the APS College of Forensic Psychologists, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA).
Brad can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Van De Velde
Forensic Psychology Registrar
B.A (Social Science) Grad Dip (Psych) PG Dip (Psych) M.Psych (Forensic)
Sarah Van De Velde has a life prior to psychology, not having gone into psychological studies directly after school. Consequently she has life experience that is not measurable in the ‘book work’ of educational environs. Prior to psychology Sarah worked in project management of hospital construction in Perth and Melbourne developing skills in timely delivery of service of projects.
Sarah later completed her post graduate studies in psychology including a Master Degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of New South Wales. Additionally Sarah has ‘hands on’ experience in providing treatment, care and support to individuals that experience intellectual disability.
During her postgraduate studies Sarah provided individual and group treatment services and programs to forensic clients with a range of issues including substance abuse and mental illness and who have committed a range of offences, including sexual and violent offences. She also provided assessments and developed treatment plans for forensic clients, and has training in risk assessments for sexual and violent reoffending.
Sarah began with Stephens & Bradley in March, 2019 and is currently completing the Psychology Board of Australia Forensic Psychology registrar program to become and endorsed Forensic Psychologist.
Sarah can be contacted at email@example.com
B.Science (Psychology), B.Soc.Sc (Psychology) (Hons), Combined Phd/Master of Psychology (Forensic) current
Florence has extensive experience in drug and alcohol research, having spent time at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and continuing her experience in the area of alcohol and drug treatment at The Sydney Clinic and also in the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program. She has experience in facilitating group treatment programs for men and woman subject of domestic violence along with working with forensic clients subject of community corrections treatment.
In 2019 Florence worked at Rape and Domestic Violence Services, providing treatment and counselling to clients impacted by sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence and also provided treatment to indicuals under the national Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Her clinical experience provides her a broad range of skills ranging from domestic abuse, sexual violence, disability support service along with experience in a number of treatment methods.
Florence can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. Psych Science (Criminology), Grad. Dip. Psych (Advanced) (Current)
Taylah is the Stephens & Bradley Practice Manager. She joined Stephens & Bradley in June, 2018 as an adminstration officer. With Stephens & Bradley commitment to supporting postgraduate students in securing work within the psychological/behavoural treatment profession and the continued growth of the business, Taylah he became the Wollongong office co-ordinator and later secured her current role as our Practice Manager.
Taylah has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science, minoring in Criminology, at the University of Wollongong and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at Monash University. She aims to complete post graduate (PhD or Masters) studies and become an endorsed Forensic psychologist.
Taylah can be contacted at email@example.com
Sydney Office Co-Ordinator
B. Psych (Hons) (Current)
Samantha joined the Stephens & Bradley practice in November, 2019 in an adminstrative role as part of Stephens & Bradley's commitment to supporting postgraduate students in securing work within the psychological/behavoural treatment profession. In June 2020 Samantha was promoted to Sydney Office Co-Ordinator to fill the role when our previous Sydney Office Co-Ordinator secured a behaviour treatment role with autism children.
Samantha is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree and has the desire to complete a Masters of Forensic Psychology. Sam works works three (3) days a week whilst also attending her university studies and assists Taylah in the operations of Stephens & Bradley.
Samantha can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org