In the last decade, I have worked in various settings including the public service, private practice, university education and clinical supervision. I have qualifications in Film and Television, Education and Clinical Psychology and my PhD research looked at the development of substance use and mental health in young people.
My work with child and adolescent clients has seen me utilise behaviourally based parenting interventions, evaluate Out of Home Care residential services and develop and supervise clinical teams working in these areas. I have worked in a range of specialist clinics Queensland and NSW in child behaviour, child and adolescent anxiety, and adolescent secure care.
My recent work has seen me develop and deliver prevention and early intervention services for children, young people and their families/carers; develop, deliver and evaluate services for Indigenous Australians, within rural and remote contexts and for adolescents in Out of Home Care; produce a range of service documents including clinical guidelines and service specifications; evaluate Out of Home Care services; respond in clinical terms to complexity and comorbidity in mental health and to the role parents and carers play in the development of social, emotional and behavioural problems.
I am an endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and my supervision of others has been undertaken within the professional settings I have worked in and in an external capacity. I have supervised clinical master’s students, clinical doctorate students and clinical graduates.