Qualifications and Professional Development

  • Masters of Social Work (Griffith University)

  • Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Counselling) Australian College of Applied Psychology

  • Inner Space Techniques (IST) Practitioner (approved through Clairvision School Meditation)

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) (Therapist Training)

  • Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine's training through Somatic Experiencing Australia)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training (PESI)

  • Intensive trauma treatment (Bessel Van der Kolk / PESI)

  • Janina Fisher - Somatic Psychotherapy Trauma training

  • Working with Complex Trauma and Mental Health (NALAG)

  • Mindfulness and trauma (John Briere)

  • Three phase approach to working with Complex Trauma - Blue Knot Foundation

  • Trauma informed approach - Blue Knot Foundation

  • Working with ongoing impacts of domestic and family violence; and sexual abuse - Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

  • Treating trauma master series (NICABM)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Russ Harris

  • Working with grief and loss (NALAG)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) (Jarrah House)

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (Jarrah House and Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP))

  • Relapse Prevention (Jarrah House)

  • Motivational Interviewing (Merrylands Counselling)

  • Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focus – Brief Therapy (Drug Arm)

  • Suicide Intervention (Drug Arm)

  • Resilience Framework (Benevolent Society)

  • Group Development (Tatra)

  • Member of AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers) #442607

  • Processing membership of Counselling and Psychotherapsists Association (CAPA)

  • Processing membership of Psychologists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA)

 

 
Continually building on my professional skills

 

Alongside my passion, I take my professional development seriously.  It’s important, and a requirement as a member of professional bodies, for all mental health social workers/counsellors to maintain their professional development through supervision and training.  This ensures to keep their practice ethical and in-check and to remain abreast with the current research and new practices. Therefore, to remain ethical and professional, I have a supervisor who I see regularly and also continue to undertake workshops and training in specialist areas such as mental health and trauma, to continue integrating some of these practices into my own.