Dr. Shane Costello

Dr Shane Costello is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with special

interests in adolescent and adult learning disorders, ADHD, mental health, career

development, and occupational trauma. Shane has an extensive background working in

disability services, aged and community care, allied health, and in schools. 

In January 2020 Shane came on board as a director of Raise the Bar Psychology,

alongside founder Dr Kate Jacobs and fellow Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Hayley Anthony.


Shane’s teaching and research interests are in psychological assessment and the development

of assessment tools, and he has published more than 25 academic papers and presented at Australian and international conferences.  Shane uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mood disorders, as well as

Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma.


  • Master of Psychology/Doctor of Philopsophy (Educational & Developmental Psychology)

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)


  • Registered member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Area of Practice Endorsement: Educational & Developmental Psychology

  • Psychology Board of Australia registered supervisor under Area of Practice Endorsement

  • Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)