Associate Professor Beth Kotze

Dr Kotzé graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1982 and became a Fellow of the College in 1988. She also has the Certificate in Child Psychiatry (RANZCP), a Master in Medicine (Psychotherapy), a Master to Health Administration (UNSW) and a Master of Arts (French). She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. 

Dr Kotzé is currently the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Sydney Local Health District. She has held senior executive, leadership and management positions over more than twenty years during which time she has contributed to mental health service development, mental health policy, psychiatry education and practice. Her areas of clinical practice include perinatal, child, adolescent and youth, psychotherapy and impaired practitioners. 

Dr Kotzé’s roles have included: NSW Health representative Engagement and Support panel (youth at risk of radicalisation), member Committee for Exams and OSCE subcommittee, Chair Cases Subcommittee, Membership Engagement Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, member of the Board Evaluation Group, Chair of the Dean’s of Industry Advisory Board UTS (Health) and an appointed member of Impairment Panels for registered practitioners (APHRA). She has recently contributed as a member of two reference groups for the clinical review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce. Dr Kotzé has worked with a number of College committees, and state and national level committees and expert reference groups since the 1990s.

Dr Kotzé’s areas of interest include: training and education and the development of the next generation of psychiatrists, management and leadership of mental health services, corporate and clinical governance, patient safety and quality of care, adolescent and youth psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry and psychotherapy with young people and people with borderline personality disorder.

A/Prof Kotzé is the Chair of the Corporate, Governance and Risk Committee and member of the Members’ Advisory Council, Audit Committee and Education Committee.

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