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2017 July - Ongoing: Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL): Melbourne

Role: Provide trauma informed training and consultation for crisis line counsellors on complex trauma, responding to highly dysregulated clients over the phone, transference-countertransference dynamics and vicarious trauma.

2017 May: CASA House, Melbourne

Role: External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with a diagnosis of complex trauma & Dissociative Disorders.

2017 March – ongoing: Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Morwell, Victoria

Consultation with management

Role: Develop a complex trauma framework and model and risk management protocol for clients and counsellors.

Training in complex trauma

Role: Provide training in complex trauma, dissociative disorders and related comorbidity for the counselling

team.

Secondary consultation

Role:  External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with a diagnosis of complex trauma &

DD.

2017 March – ongoing: Maurice Blackburn Melbourne

Asbestos Diseases Team

Role: Provide lawyers and paralegals with ongoing vicarious trauma support in relation to their working with asbestos victims

Police Union Team

Role: Provide lawyers and paralegals vicarious trauma training and ongoing support in relation to working police members making personal injury claims.

Word Processing Operators

Role: Provide training on strategies to manage the content WPO’s are exposed to in typing up reports and victims impact statements ranging from road accident injuries, victims of crime and refugee statements.

Superannuation Pre Claims Team

Role: Provide lawyers and paralegals with ongoing vicarious trauma support in relation to their working with supeerannuation claims

 

2016 July - ongoing: Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Pilot Program - Legal Response Clinic, Melbourne

Role: Provide lawyers and paralegals volunteering for the ASRC clinic who are assisting asylum seekers on bridging visas to prepare and lodge immigration applications with a pre-clinic briefing in relation to impact of working with asylum seekers and a post-clinic debriefing about the experience.

 

2016 July - ongoing: Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Legal Response Team, Melbourne

Role: Provide paralegals, law students and graduates on the call centre team with a combination of structured and free form sessions in relation to vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, emotional, mental health and well being strategies.

 

2016 June – August 2016: Attorney General’s Solicitors Dept., Civil Justice & Corporate Group, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra

Role: Training forlawyers dealing with difficult or traumatic content including, but not limited to:

• Traumatic content including migration cases Ÿ Child Abuse Royal Commission
• Morally/ethically/values difficult content including same-sex marriage legislation and migration issues• Difficult or confronting clients

 

2015 November – August 2016:CASA House, Melbourne

Role:External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with a diagnosis of complex trauma & Dissociative Disorders.

 

2015 March – February 2016: Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, contracted by Adults Surviving Child Sexual Abuse, Melbourne

Role:Trauma-informed supervision and support for vicarious trauma for legal team representing victims who have given testimony to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

2015 January – October 2015: Western Centre Against Sexual Assault, Melbourne

Role:External clinical individual supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with a diagnosis of complex trauma & DD.

 

2014 December:  Maddocks Lawyers, Sydney

Role:Consultant in relation to vicarious trauma and self-care for lawyers representing clients at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

2014 July – June 2016:Western Centre Against Sexual Assault, Melbourne

Role:External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with a diagnosis of complex trauma & DD.

 

2014 July – ongoing: Maurice Blackman Lawyers, Social Justice Program, Melbourne

Role:Consultant in relation to vicarious trauma and self-care for lawyers representing asylum seekers and refugees.

 

2014 April – October 2015: Knowmore Legal Service, contracted: Adults Surviving Child Sexual Abuse,Melbourne

Knowmore is a Legal Advisory Service established by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The service comprises lawyers, counsellors and administrative staff.

Role:Trauma-informed supervision and support for vicarious trauma for the counsellor, legal team and administrative staff. 

 

2014 March – September 2014:  Carelink Counselling Service, Melbourne

Carelink was established in 1996 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, known as The Melbourne Response to address complaints of sexual and other abuse by priests, religious and lay persons under the control of the Archbishop of Melbourne and Geelong.

Role: To provide training in complex trauma and DD for Carelink therapists, comprising psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counsellors.  

 

2013 December:  Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault, Geelong

Role:External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with diagnosis of complex trauma & DD.

 

2011 October – November 2011:   Western Centre Against Sexual Assault, Melbourne

Role:External clinical group supervisor for sexual assault team working with victims of gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, with diagnosis of complex trauma & DD.

 

2011 February – March 2011: United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific(ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand

Role:Assist Chief Staff Counsellor with mission readiness, critical incident management, psychosocial support and wellness program. Develop and deliver staff training.   2009 November – December 2009: United Nations, Medical Services Division, Staff Counsellors Office, Head Quarters,New York, USA

Role: Consultant related to a quality assurance and improvement study for emergency psychiatric evacuations; program development related to staff well being; counselling for UN Secretariat.

 

2009 July – August 2009:  United Nations, Medical Services Division, Staff Counsellors Office, Head Quarters,New York, USA

Role: Emergency consultation related to mental health and the development of psychosocial training programs; assessment of trauma and short-term trauma interventions; management of vicarious trauma for health professionals and emergency response personnel; counselling for UN Secretariat.

 

2005 May – May 2006:  Delmont Private Psychiatric Hospital,Melbourne

Role:Consultant to adialectical behaviour therapy psychosocial skills training group for DD patients. Providing feedback on management of individual members of the group, group dynamics and supporting the facilitators with understanding and working with transference and countertransference responses.

 

2004 May:   Corpus Christi: Jesuit Community For Homeless & Alcoholic Men,Melbourne

Role:Pro-bono consultancy for strategic planning and development for the Corpus Christi community.

 

2002 November –September 2006: Metta Youth Ltd,Melbourne

Role: Contracted therapist to charity funded long-term psychotherapy and psychosocial support and advocacy for marginalized and disadvantaged young adults with complex needs, co-morbid disorders and histories of abuse and trauma.