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Jacqui Brown

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Jacqui Brown

Jacqui Brown

Jacqui is a clinical psychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia / Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as well as the Director of Complex Psychology Pty Ltd.

She has worked with clients who have complex needs for 17 years. Her broad range of experience spans services such as alcohol and other drug (AOD) and harm reduction programs (both as a case worker and in management), dual diagnosis, forensic services, international development programs in Cambodia and program management in health and social services.

Jacqui’s areas of interest include risk assessment, the development of service plans for clients with complex needs, mental health assessment and personality assessment. She also focuses on working with services to develop their capacity to work with clients who have complex needs.

Michelle James

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Michelle James

Michelle James

Michelle is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia / Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) since 2005. She has worked across public and private sectors in the delivery of direct client services, the supervision of staff and the co-ordination of service delivery within a custodial setting.

Michelle is experienced in providing individual and group based psychological intervention to clients with complex needs across a range of settings, including within private practice, custody, and in-patient psychiatric and outreach settings. Michelle has experience in the assessment of risk, particularly amongst offenders, and she also provides Care Plan Coordination under the Multiple & Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI).

Lucy O'Hanlon

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Lucy O'Hanlon

Lucy O'Hanlon

Lucy is an occupational therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her clinical practice has involved supporting clients with severe mental illness to live meaningful and productive lives. She has worked in in-patient, community and sub-acute clinical settings, and has capacity to work with clients individually and in groups.

Lucy has collaborated with forensic, dual diagnosis, disability, non-government and AOD service providers to further support her clients. She also has a passion for using sensory modulation principles to help clients manage emotional dysregulation issues. Lucy is now utilising her practice experience to provide Care Plan Coordination for clients with multiple and complex needs, and also undertakes occupational therapy assessments.

Megan Darwish

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Megan Darwish

Megan Darwish

Megan is the Executive Assistant/Office Manager at Complex Psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and has also completed further studies in Office Administration and community services. Megan has several years of experience as an EA and in administration roles across various industries, including not for profit, health, community services, recruitment, and real estate. She looks after all of the practical day to day management of the office and is a key point of contact for Complex Psychology staff and clients.

Adam Finkelstein

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Adam Finkelstein

Adam Finkelstein

Adam is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA). Adam has broad clinical experience, working with diverse cultural groups in the Northern Territory and Victoria. He has gained experience across community, acute and private practice clinical settings, supporting clients with severe mental illness and complex needs to enhance their everyday functioning and lead meaningful lives.

Adam has a keen interest in working systemically, with experience collaborating with diverse professional teams, including forensic, dual diagnosis, mental health, child protection, disability, housing and non-government service providers. He utilises a team-based and reflective practice approach in the coordination of compressive, informed and effective clinical care. Adam is now involved in coordination for clients under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and MACNI (Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative) programs, and also completes independent occupational therapy assessments.

Catherine Cole

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Catherine Cole

Catherine Cole

Catherine is a psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia / Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Catherine has worked with children, young people, and adults with multiple and complex needs, together with their families, care teams, and wider support networks for 14 years. Much of Catherine’s previous experience involved work within the acquired disability sector providing specialist care coordination as well as intensive case management services. She has also worked in public and private health providing outpatient and private clinical services.

Catherine comes to Complex Psychology with a strong interest in working with clients with dual disability and mental health diagnoses. She has strengths in specialist care coordination and the assessment of functional capacity, particularly amongst clients with intellectual disability. Catherine also undertakes behavioural assessments provides care plan coordination under the Multiple & Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI).

Jessica Griffith

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Jessica Griffith

Jessica Griffith

Jessica Griffith is a psychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and has completed a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology).

Jessica has worked in child, youth and family services, private practice, and residential services for clients with dual disabilities and complex needs. She has provided individual and group-based offence related and specific treatment within forensic mainstream and disability treatment and assessment services, has worked with complex clients in government and non-government agencies and within secure forensic psychiatric hospital services and undertaken research into risk assessment and management for the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Jessica’s research and practice interests have focussed particularly in understanding and minimising aggression and violence and collaborative development of respectful and empowering support to clients with complex needs.

Sabrina Kicker

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Sabrina Kicker

Sabrina Kicker

Sabrina is an experienced and dedicated social worker and is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Sabrina obtained a Master of Social Work degree from University of Denver in Colorado, USA. Since, living in Australia she has been working alongside multidisciplinary teams supporting individuals with enduring and complex needs as a specialist support coordinator and Care Plan Coordination with the Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI).

Sabrina has over eleven years of professional experience in a variety of community and clinical settings. Her broad range of experience spans clinical case management, complex needs coordination, oversight of service delivery, advocacy, intake and assessment and direct support. Sabrina has a strong interest in working towards developing impactful meso-level systemic change while creating environmental conditions to support individuals with complex needs.

Grace Moore

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Grace Moore

Grace Moore

Grace is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA). She has experience and a strong interest in the area of forensic disability; supporting high-risk clients experiencing cognitive impairment and severe mental illness to live meaningful and productive lives. Grace has gained experience working across community, acute and private practice clinical settings, and has capacity to work with clients individually and in groups.

Grace is passionate about advocating for the rights of her clients and supporting their re-integration into society. She has strong interests in risk identification and management, managing behaviours of concern and recovery through activity. Grace operates within a person-centred model of care, and has collaborated with diverse treating teams including, forensic, dual diagnosis, mental health, disability, housing and non-government service providers to achieve best outcomes for her clients. Grace is now utilising her experience to provide Specialist Support Coordination under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), and is also completing occupational therapy assessments.

Kelly Parker

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Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker

Kelly studied Psychology at La Trobe University and has worked for many years in the Community Mental Health sector, across a range of programs. Including direct support, assisting clients to link with their community and live meaningful and empowered lives, intake and assessment, and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams for clients with dual-diagnosis and enduring complex needs.

Kelly has significant experience navigating and working alongside services from various sectors; including Disability, Justice, Housing, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Clinical Mental Health & other Allied Health providers.

Kelly is passionate about advocacy, transparency, person-centred practice and addressing systemic gaps. Kelly is now providing Positive Behaviour Support under the NDIS and Care Plan Coordination for the Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative (MaCNI).

Alex Talent

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Alex Talent

Alex Talent

Alex Talent is a Social Worker registered with the AASW and located in Mildura, branching Complex Psychology’s services to the North West region of Victoria. Alex completed her Master of Social Work degree in 2015 through LaTrobe University and has since worked in the disability field as well as an Adviser in agency monitoring and compliance. Alex brings with her knowledge in client advocacy, local support availability, funding requirements and service delivery requirements. Alex is passionate in being able to use this knowledge to create systematic change and promote system growth for individuals with complex needs.

Stacey Politis

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Stacey Politis

Stacey Politis

Stacey is a Complex Client Consultant registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology). Her research interests include clinical and social psychology, including the motivations driving people in highly emotive contexts. Stacey has worked with children and youth presenting with complex trauma and mental health, and she is particularly passionate about supporting people with complex needs to live more meaningful lives.

Stacey provides Positive Behaviour Support under the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and coordination for clients under the NDIS and MACNI (Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative).

Victoria Athanasiadis

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Victoria Athanasiadis

Victoria Athanasiadis

Victoria is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA). Victoria studied a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy through Latrobe University. She has gained experience working across inpatient and outpatient public health services, and within private practice clinical settings with NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participants. Victoria has experience working with youth and adult clients with multiple needs, including physical, neurological and psychosocial disability.

Victoria acknowledges that each client has their own unique occupational identity and is passionate about utilising a person-centred, holistic model of care to support their ability to re-engage in social and community settings and improve their overall quality of life.

She has a strong interest in identifying her client’s cognitive and sensory needs to minimise risk, manage behaviours of concerns and further support their ability to engage in valued day to day activities.

Victoria has collaborated with diverse treating teams, and places a high importance on clear and effective communication in order to best advocate for her client’s needs and in helping them achieve their identified goals. Victoria is now working to provide Specialist Support Coordination under the NDIS, NDIS behaviour support, MACNI Care Plan Coordination and is also completing Occupational Therapy Assessments.

We are hiring

We're looking at expanding our team and hiring several roles including Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Social Workers and Speech Pathologists.

Full or Part time, hours negotiable/flexible.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/51...

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