About us

CAPA was founded in 2011 to support the community in a professional and ethical way.

We also support our colleagues trained in psychology and have Portuguese as their first language and we support their development for registration here in Australia.

Our internal values:

We work with a theoretical and practical cohesion (of the intake, evaluation and treatment planning) where we are committed to studies and constant evaluation of our work.

Get in touch with us


David Chong

Clinical Psychologist MAPS David is the founder and Clinical Director of CAPA. David has 34 years of experience and has worked in the areas of mental health and addiction problems. He has taught and advised in several countries including Hong Kong, Cambodia, Japan, Laos and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Brasilia. He serves and supervises psychologists and psychotherapists in various areas including forensic, homeless, youth, mental health, addiction and torture survivors. In 2019 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his work in the Brazilian community.

Fernanda De Paoli

Fernanda is the General Coordinator of CAPA. She graduated in Psychology and Theology in Brazil and has 10 years of experience working as a therapist with young people, family and children.