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Alison Elliott holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Family Therapy and has been working with
Children and Families in the Workin’ with the Mob Clinical Program at Bouverie centre and
in the Women’s Prisons for the last 8 years. She has also been working as a teacher and
reflective practice facilitator with the Bouverie Centre's Indigenous Program in the Family Therapy
Program for several years. In 2014 she completed a research project involving an impact
analysis evaluation of the Graduate Certificate of Family Therapy (Indigenous Program)
funded by the Lowitja Institute.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Promotions from Deakin University and
a Master of Indigenous Studies (Wellbeing) in 2012 from Southern Cross University, NSW.
This Master’s degree was based on Professor Judy Atkinson’s We Al Li program which
focused on a greater understanding of worldviews and builds awareness of effective ways of
working with individuals, families, groups and communities around trauma. She is a
qualified lead facilitator of the We Al Li Training Programs.Alison has travelled to different countries within Australia, Ireland and Bosnia running healing workshops for people who have suffered trauma and who
continue to experience marginalisation.
Alison has experience working with grieving individuals and can assist the person to restore
some meaning and purpose to their losses through recreating old practices with
contemporary rituals and ceremonies that are applicable to their individual process . She
has a particular interest in working with young children, using play and other creative art
techniques based on the narrative therapy approach.

Experience

  • 2020–2021
    Cultural Healing Specialist, MacKillop Family Services
  • 2013–2021
    Clinical Family Therapist/workforce development , Bouverie, La Trobe