Dr Bittar is the Managing Director of Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre. As a Clinical Psychologist, her interests encompass the treatment of a wide-range of psychological issues and life difficulties including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, personality disorders, emotion regulation problems, and adjustment problems.
Having undertaken extensive clinical training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) at The Melbourne Clinic, she has a keen interest in utilising DBT principles and strategies to enhance life quality by improving the skills of individuals and groups in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, attention control, and distress tolerance. Renée has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with her thesis focussing on subjective wellbeing, quality of life and depression. Consequently, she has a special interest in Positive Psychology and the restoration of optimal levels of personal wellbeing. Renée remains actively involved in research on subjective wellbeing and depression as part of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Project at The Australian Centre on Quality of Life (ACQOL).
Dr Bittar’s background includes senior management experience in the health and fitness industry, and her passion for physical and emotional well-being are critical motivational forces in her current position. She has taken the organisation from a single-specialty, traditional medical model, to an integrated, multidisciplinary organisation which is on a steep and exciting growth trajectory.
Dr Bittar’s integral role extends beyond the daily operational and financial management of the organisation, encompassing the evolution of our strategy, development of new and innovative services, shaping the culture of our compassionate and dynamic organisation, as well as playing a pivotal role in the design and project management of our new facilities.
Dr Bittar’s focus is now on ensuring that Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre continues to grow in its ability to provide much needed pain management services to the community, and becomes the premier outpatient pain program in the Southern Hemisphere.