Alison Keane is a mindfulness educator, psychotherapist, and freelance writer who has worked in the field of mind body, participatory and preventive medicine in Queensland since 2001.In 2007 she participated in a 7-day intensive mindfulness training for health care professionals in the United States under the direction of Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, read more
Dr Natasha Alexander is a clinical psychologist from the UK, who is now settled in Brisbane with her Australian partner and their family. She has worked with people with intellectual disabilities since completing her clinical training at University College London in 2001. Her doctoral thesis was a qualitative analysis of the experiences of self-injury amongst lesbian and bisexual women. read more
Jean Tally currently works at Kyabra Community Association focusing on early intervention activities with families and children, and managing family relationships funding.
Jean has taught in a variety of settings including as a lecturer at Edith Cowan University and Queensland University of Technology, doing community work from remote areas across Western Australia to urban communities around Australia, and internationally in Hong Kong and Spain. read more
Kath trained as a social worker. She has been intrigued by narrative ideas for a number of years. She has completed the Graduate Diploma of Narrative Therapy offer by the Dulwich Centre and more recently undertaken family therapy studies. Over the last 14 year’s Kath has worked for both government and non-government organisations. Some of Kath’s therapeutic practice has seen her working with children and young people who have significant trauma and abuse, women reclaiming their lives from domestic violence, families who read more
Trained at Goldsmiths London University in Art Psychotherapy. She has worked for twenty years as an art therapist. Her private practice interests are currently cross-cultural Art Therapy group work, creative debriefing and supervision for mental health teams and practitioners. She works at the read more
As a clinical social worker/supervisor, community development worker and narrative therapist; Pam is informed by narrative therapy, collaborative practice frameworks, and provides individual/group, clinical supervision to therapists, social workers and community workers. Pam has been exploring the integration of evidence based, solution focussed, narrative therapy, and brief intervention framework practices for over twenty years. These explorations have been generally set within the context of human services work, clinical social work and community development projects in government and non-government areas; both local and international and serving in roles of management, leadership, coordination, consultancy, training development and facilitation. read more
Peter Marrington is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker currently specialising in trauma counselling in Brisbane.
Peter has more than 30 years’ experience working as a child and family therapist in government and not-for-profit organisations, and in private practice: providing counselling to children and adults, consultancy and training to health read more
Shirley Duckett is a social worker with extensive experience working in human services in government and non-government organisations both in direct service delivery and in management positions. She is an accredited trainer who has delivered a variety of training throughout Queensland. She has supervised staff in a wide range of contexts and her approach to the management and supervision of staff reflects her belief that 'our staff are our most valuable resource'. Her interests include child protection, family work and improving services to clients through quality management and the support and development of staff. read more
Trish Landsberger is employed by Kyabra Community Association, as Manager of an Early Intervention Team. In this role Trish connects local families who experience marginalization for all sorts of reasons, mental health issues being one. Trish started her working life as a primary/infant teacher and more recently moved into the early years education. read more