About Us

Dr David Ferraro received his degrees at the University of Melbourne, and Australian Catholic University. A registered clinical psychologist, he is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and is President of the Lacan Circle of Melbourne. He has been trained in a range of therapeutic modalities, and principally provides psychoanalytic treatment. David’s doctoral thesis was on depression and language. His experience includes working with adults, adolescents and groups, the terminally ill, those in chronic pain, psychiatric inpatients, and victims of child abuse and trauma. He has published and presented on a range of topics concerning contemporary psychoanalysis and critical psychology in Arena, Overland, and numerous academic journals, and is an editor and contributor to the journal Psychoanalysis Lacan. In 2016, he is presenting seminars on anxiety at the Lacan Circle of Melbourne, as well as introductory seminars on psychoanalysis, details for which can be found here.

Tascha Derera earned her tertiary qualifications at the University of Sydney, including an undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology and a postgraduate degree in Science (Psychology). Between 1999 and 2002, Tascha completed her psychological internship at the Cairnmillar Institute of Melbourne, specialising in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and she has been a registered psychologist since 2003. Tascha has worked in the government, non government (NGO), philanthropic and private sectors. She has worked with victims of child abuse and trauma, couples, children with challenging behaviour, and long-term psychotherapy clients.