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About Wendy


Wendy has 20 years experience and training:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Science majoring in Family and Children's studies, Edith Cowan University, W.A.
  •  Numerous short courses in health and counselling including: 
  • 'Brief Intervention for Substance Use', Qld Government. 
  • 'Ups and Downs: An introductory self-help manual for people living with substance use and mental health problems', Qld Health Department 
  • 'HIV & Mental Health Roundtable Forum', University of Queensland.
  • 'HIV & Wellness Workshop', University of Queensland. 
  • 'Education Course in HIV Medicine', University of Queensland.
  • 'Empowerment Therapy', Michael Crowley, Ph. D.
  • 'Twelve-Step Facilitation',  Qld Health Department. 
  • 'Responding to Stress and Disability Support':debriefing and supervision, TAFE, Qld. 
  • Motivational Interviewing. 
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, TAFE, Qld



Experience in counselling and welfare in the areas of : 


  • Addiction- Coordinator of Moonyah Detoxification Unit, Qld.
  • Family dynamics, Nardine Women's Refuge, W.A., 
  • Child counselling, Kids Helpline, Qld. 
  • Community Education in Addiction (Gambling), Relationships Australia
  • Lecturer in Counselling, Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College), Qld. 
  • Advocate for individuals with impaired capacity: Community Visitor, Justice  and Attorney General's Department, Qld. 
  • Welfare worker/Advocate, Queensland Aids Council.

 

  • Personal experience of using these tools.