Dianna Bartsch

  • Qualifications

    2010 - Present PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide 

    2004-2006  Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of South Australia

    2003-2003 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia

    2000-2002 Bachelor of Psychology, University of South Australia


  • Awards & Achievements

    2004  Alumni Certificate of Achievement for Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), UniSA

    2003 First Class Honours, UniSA

  • Research Interests

    My current research interests are in the area of adult mental health, chronic and complex mental health conditions, borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and issues for children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI). In particular, my PhD is focussed on exploring parenting concerns for individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the evaluation of treatment programs with this population. 

  • Publications


    Bartsch, D.R., Roberts, R.M., Davies, M., & Proeve, M. (2015). Borderline Personality Disorder and Parenting: Clinician Perspectives. Advances in Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/18387357.2015.1065554. To access this article: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/hqd9k2DPsMkKZPPqv7Uv/full

    Bartsch, D., Roberts, R.M., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). The impact of parental diagnosis of borderline personality disorder on offspring: Learning from clinical practice, Personality and Mental Health. To link to this article: DOI: 10.1002/pmh.1274

    Bartsch, D. (2013). Children of parents with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. COPMI Keeping Families in Mind: Gateways to evidence that Matters. http://www.copmi.net.au/images/pdf/Research/gems-edition-16-nov-2013.pdf

    Bartsch, D. (2007). Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder symptoms and associated clinical features among Australian university students. Clinical Psychologist, 11:1, 16 - 23.  To link to this article: DOI: 10.1080/13284200601178532

    Bartsch, D. (2006). Body dysmorphic disorder: a review of clinical features, prevalence, demographics and etiology ( Master's thesis). University of South Australia: SA. 

    Bartsch, D. (2003). The effect of mood on explanatory style and life satisfaction (Honours thesis). University of South Australia: SA. 


  • Professional Associations

    Psychological Association of South Australia

    Australian Psychological Society, Clinical College Member

    Australian Psychological Society

    Golden Key International Honour Society

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015