I have a BA in Social Work and have worked in several states, in both city and rural contexts. Soon after graduating as a Social Worker, I completed Family Therapy studies and this continues to be my over-arching framework. Later I also completed a Graduate Diploma in Human Services (Relationships Therapy), a certificate in theology and training in working with domestic violence. I am a Clinical member of PACFA and AAFT, and a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker. I also served on the executive for the Queensland Family Therapy Association (QAFT) for many years.
I have worked in diverse areas including relationship and family counselling, family therapy, emotional disorders, school counselling, child abuse and foster care, supervision and domestic violence.
My background has been mostly in several large non-government services. In addition to Counselling, I have provided Clinical Supervision, management of a counselling team, training in responding to domestic violence, and men's behaviour change group co-facilitation. I have also two published journal articles, one on Developing a systemic framework for working with Couples around domestic violence (ANZJFT) and the other on the experiences of rural Social Workers.