Thinking big. Providing counselling in a women’s refuge and starting a social enterprise.

 ‘’Thinking big’’ providing counselling in a women's refuge and starting a social enterprise. Jen has had a very diverse and interesting career. In this interview she shares with listeners some of her journey and what inspired her to become a…

From Paralegal to Social Worker. Working with children and trauma all while staying passionate about the work you do.

In my interview with Ashton Hayes, she shares her journey starting off as a paralegal working in family law. Her career took on a new trajectory as she discovered she felt she could do more hands-on work as a social…

Bringing parents and families into the room when working with young people.

In this week's episode Katrina shares her experience working with families in a school setting and in a hospital setting. Katrina is a clinical family therapist and full clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT).  She is…

Working with sexual and gender diverse clients, with Josh Muller.

This week's episode takes a look at working with diversity, in particular with LGBTQIA+ people. The way we communicate is important, it doesn't just communicate the content of what we're doing, it communicates our beliefs and assumptions about the world. …

Working close to home, experiences of a social worker in rural Victoria.

In this episode, Lachlan Slade shares some of his experiences working in rural communities. We talk about some of the challenges of living and working close to your clients and how to have a conversation about appropriate boundaries.  Lachlan shares…

You cannot tell ACT to clients, you have to experience it with them. Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Louise Hayes

In this week's episode Louise Hayes explains some of the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.  Louise is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author, speaker and active philanthropist. Louise uses ACT with young people…

“I need my me time’’. Finding space, laughter and other ways to manage anxiety during difficult times, with Dr Lillian Nejad.

This week's episode Lillian shares some ways we can manage anxiety during tough times.  We talk about needing alone time, balancing work-life balance and how to support someone when they share with you when they’re in distress. Lillian Nejad, PhD,…