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About Us

Our People

Amelia Vogel
Amelia Vogel
Clinical Consultant / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology – University of New England
  • Bachelor of Arts, double major in History, Politics and Society & Psychology – Southern Cross University
  • Diploma of Children’s Services – Meadowbank TAFE
  • SAL Consulting’s Phase 1 Accreditation in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with the Child Trauma Academy
  • Registered Psychologist, AHPRA Number: PSY0001650836.
Summary Professional Experience:

Amelia is a dedicated practitioner who has experience working with children, carers, parents and teachers in both educational, out of home care and family based settings She delivers regular clinical support for carers, youth worker/ care teams, out of home care organisations, and families. Amelia is experienced in the design and implementation of therapeutic support plans for children and young people with complex needs.

Amelia also provides direct therapy for children and young people in out of home care (foster care, intensive foster care, and residential care) as well as children, young people and adults who are referred by their General Practitioners, Paediatricians or Psychiatrists, and has been a lead in coordination of therapeutic supports for multi-disciplinary teams.

 

 

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Anica Jansson
Anica Jansson
Clinical Consultant / Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Master of Speech Pathology – Charles Sturt University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) – La Trobe University (2012)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD (2016)
  • Child Protection Certificate (2015)
Summary Professional Experience:

Anica finished her Master of Speech Pathology at Charles Sturt University.  During this time, she initiated student-led projects on telehealth, traumatic brain injury and aged care.   Alongside university, Anica has worked across the fields of education and healthcare.  This included working with clients as well as in project management and program coordination.  She has a passion for healthcare equality, particularly focusing on people with a disability and rural populations.

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Ben Cox
Ben Cox
Clinical Consultant / Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP) – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor in Acting for Screen and Stage – Charles Sturt University
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Speech Pathologist with 9 years of experience providing evidence based, person centred services for people with developmental disabilities and people who have experienced complex developmental trauma.
  • Experience in the provision of assessment, goal setting and interventions for people with complex communication needs and/or dysphagia using a range of service models including 1:1, whole class or unit based, clinics, group interventions, parent/carer education and staff training.
  • Experience in working directly with families and foster carers in the assessment of an individual’s communication needs and the provision of support for intervention.
  • Design and delivery of holistic environmental and positive behaviour support strategies for individuals and their support networks for broader and sustainable therapeutic outcomes.
  • Development and delivery of a range of training programs in complex communication needs, dysphagia, meaningful engagement, mindfulness in disability and positive behaviour support for staff in the government, non-government and education sector.
  • Development and delivery of accredited training in Certificate IV: Disability
  • Design and implementation of specialist interventions including Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display Communication Books, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, assistive technology, individualised augmentative and alternative communication systems.
  • Quality improvement in assessment of mealtimes and communication for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex communication and medical needs.
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Ben Sanders
Ben Sanders
Organisational Development Consultant
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature & Media Studies) University of Sussex
  • Masters (Social and Political Thought) University of Sussex
  • Diploma of Community Services, Ultimo College of TAFE
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Granville TAFE
Summary Professional Experience:

At SAL Consulting Ben works with a range of organisations to help them build their capacity to achieve outstanding outcomes with their clients.

As an Organisational Development Consultant, Ben’s academic background in social and political theory and lifelong passion for social justice has served him well; providing the foundational and advance skills and knowledge needed to connect meaningfully with peers in the sector.

Previously, Ben worked in a number of community and service based roles and has managed large teams of staff delivering services to children and young people.

Ben draws from both his theoretical and practical backgrounds to support organisations to turn innovative thinking into meaningful practice. Like the people they serve, the organisations Ben works with have their own individualised needs, which require individualised responses.

Some of the activities Ben undertakes with organisations to help them build capacity include research; policy review and development; practice framework development; training development and delivery; service review; change management and strategic planning.

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Dr Bruce Chenoweth
Dr Bruce Chenoweth
Consultant / Developmental Psychiatrist
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Bruce Newman
Bruce Newman
Accounts Payable & IT Officer
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Carmen Panuccio
Carmen Panuccio
Clinical Consultant / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • BA (Psychology)
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Play Therapy
Summary Professional Experience:

I have worked in the disability and community sectors for 12 years. I have been registered as a psychologist for over 5 years and in 2011 gained qualifications in play therapy.

I work primarily as a psychotherapist and have extensive experience with all age groups from 4 years through to over 60 years of age, in individual, couples and group sessions. I have supported clients with complex trauma, grief and loss, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, drug and alcohol issues, social and communication difficulties, depression and anxiety and other mental health concerns.

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Celeste Rollinson
Celeste Rollinson
Intern - Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Damon Williams
Damon Williams
A / Manager Health Services / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Macquarie University
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Psychology) – Macquarie University
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Social Health) – Macquarie University
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Supervisor
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Over 20 years experience working with adults and children with disabilities, mental health difficulties, and backgrounds of trauma and abuse and providing clinical support to teams, families and individuals
  • Experience in the design and delivery of Behaviour Support and Skills Development programming, and management of programming teams
  • Policy writing, organisational review and organisational systems development
  • Coordination of therapeutic services for a multi-disciplinary team
  • Design and delivery of individual therapeutic services for children and young people, and people with disabilities
  • Design and Delivery of staff training for Human Service Organisations
  • Delivery of psychometric assessments and clinician / practitioner training
  • Supervision and mentoring of intern and registered psychologists, other clinical staff, human services managers and direct support staff
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Emma Rudman
Emma Rudman
Partner - Clinical Practice / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) – University Of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Macquarie University
  • Cert IV – Workplace Training and Assessment
Summary Professional Experience:
  • 20 years experience working with people with disabilities, children and young people in out-of-home care, complex and vulnerable people, their carers and the agencies that support them;
  • Consultation in complex case management and delivery of clinical services for individuals with trauma backgrounds and mental health issues, and for individuals who have contact with the criminal justice systems;
  • Provision of complex assessments in disability, foster care, mental health and forensic settings;
  • Design and delivery of therapeutic intervention / treatment programs for individuals with personality disorders, emotional disturbances, attachment disorders and complex post traumatic presentations; and training programs for practitioners working with this client group;
  • Design and delivery of individual therapeutic intervention for children and young people, and people with disabilities;
  • Provision of clinical supervision, and other clinician capacity building, to psychologists and clinicians in the disability and youth (out of home care) sectors;
  • A strong focus on developing reflective and critical thinking, and developing the skills and practice approaches in practitioners on the human services sector;
  • Organisational policy and practice review for government and nongovernment
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  • Assessment of children and young people and foster carers in the out of home care sector;
  • Development & delivery of a range of professional development / training resources for both government and nongovernment sectors.
  • NMT practitioner and practice leader as part of SAL Consulting’s Phase 2 Accreditation in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with the Child Trauma Academy.
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Frances Attard
Frances Attard
Clinical Consultant, Educational & Developmental Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology) Macquarie University
  • Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) University of Western Sydney
  • Registered Psychologist: Authority to Practice Registration Number: PSY0001309914
  • Endorsement – Educational & Developmental Psychology
  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor
Summary Professional Experience:

Frances has over 10 years experience working with children, young people, adults and their families. She has worked within the government sector, in education, and in the private sector focussing on the needs and supports of families at risk, children and adults with disabilities, and those with complex trauma experiences.

Frances has extensive knowledge regarding emotional wellbeing, educational and developmental assessments utilising standardised and dynamic assessments, as well as qualitative measures, parenting capacity assessments, and psycho-social assessments.

Frances is focused on developing, delivering and reviewing supports for children, young people and families within human services. This has included developing and facilitating parenting groups, trauma informed behavioural and educational supports, and applying therapeutic models within the Out of Home Care, Disability, and Early Intervention sectors.

Frances has facilitated Life Story work with young people, and applies a range of trauma informed therapeutic models, including narrative therapy, and the neuroscience-sequential model of therapeutics.

Frances’ work also includes the provision of supervision to Psychologists, Case Workers, and Youth Work teams.

Frances is interested in research, and determining what works, and for whom. Frances is an NMT Practitioner, included in SAL Consulting’s Phase 1 Accreditation in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with the Child Trauma Academy.

Associations:

  •  Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Member, College of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Conferences:

  • 2nd International Neurosequential Model Symposium: Are you ready? Nothing’s Impossible: Two Unique approaches utilising Six Core Strengths, the 6 r’s for Healing Trauma and NMT. June, 2016.
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Gavin Symes
Gavin Symes
Clinical Consultant / Occupational Therapist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:

BsC Hons Occupational Therapy

Summary Professional Experience:
Medical and surgical hospital Occupational Therapy. Equipment provision, independent living skills assessments, transfer and mobility assessments, discharge planning. Worked on amputations ward, alcohol dependancy ward, cardiac ward.
Trauma informed sensory processing assessment experience with clients of all ages and variety of complex dual diagnoses. Also training facilitation, comprehensive environmental assessment, food preparation assessment and group activity facilitation experience.
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Gerhard Raftl
Gerhard Raftl
Director - Principal Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) – University Of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – University of New South Wales
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Registered Psychologist – AHPRA Number PSY000114047
Summary Professional Experience:

Gary is a practitioner with more than 20 years experience with a long-standing record of providing tailored quality behaviour and service development support design and delivery for children and adults in the disability and youth / intensive services (out-of-home care) sectors; client/family support; training, and systems development and monitoring services to non-government service provider organisations, in the disability and youth (out-of-home care) sectors.

Gary has previously developed and managed a statewide tertiary clinical support team, and currently provides professional supervision of clinical practitioners. Gary has led numerous reviews for government and non-government agencies, and has developed and delivered a range of professional development training resources, practice guides, policy frameworks, and service review and monitoring tools to both government and non-government sector programs.

Publications

Gardiner, L. and Raftl, G. and Summers, E. 2016. By Invitation Only. In: Stevens, R. and Whittle, S.R. ed. Changing Organisations from Within: Roles, Risks and Consultancy Relationships. Routledge: New York, pp. 195

Conference Presentations

  • Child Trauma Academy NMT Conference, Banff (2014) NMT & Six Core Strengths in Regional Australia: Re-shaping neurodevelopmentally-informed practice development in residential care settings with Marie Pinter
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Holly Suen
Holly Suen
Clinical Consultant / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with Honours), University of New South Wales
  • Master of Education and Developmental Psychology, Western Sydney University
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment, Hunter TAFE
Summary Professional Experience:

Holly is a dedicated practitioner who has 10 years of experience working with individuals with complex needs and challenging behaviours, utilising person-centred, evidence-based clinical practice. She is competent in conducting clinical assessments, intervention planning, design and delivery. Holly also provides training and care coordination with local services to facilitate clients’ rehabilitation in the community.

Holly has a strong interest in neuroscience and is currently studying the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences at The University of Sydney.

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Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen
Partner - Health Services / Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (University of Newcastle, 2000)
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Senior Speech Pathologist with over 15 years of experience providing evidence based, person centred services for people with developmental disabilities and people who have experienced complex developmental trauma in Australia and the UK.
  • Experience in the provision of assessment, goal setting and interventions for people with complex communication needs and/or dysphagia using a range of service models including 1:1, whole class or unit based, clinics, group interventions, parent/carer education and staff training.
  • Development and delivery of a range of training programs in dysphagia, complex communication needs and positive behaviour support for staff in the government, non-government and education sector
  • Positive and long standing record of providing tailored, quality professional clinical supervision for speech pathologists
  • Provision of advice for government policy and procedures in areas related to therapy services
  • Experience in project management and service review
  • Design and implementation of specialist interventions including Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display Communication Books, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, assistive technology, individualised augmentative and alternative communication systems.
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Jo Woolley
Jo Woolley
Finance Manager
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
  • Senior Finance and Accounts professional with over 25 years experience in a number of accounts and finance support roles across industry sectors.
  • Key strengths include detailed analytical and reporting skills with excellent customer service ability.
  • Support Senior Management / Partners meet financial targets.
  • Assist in the management of Client administration matters, including resolving issues as they arise.
  • Work on and assist with continuous improvement projects.
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the office support function, including the fortnightly payroll and invoicing, and all relevant documentation.
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Julio Urquia
Julio Urquia
Clinical Consultant Practitioner
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Justin Ilano
Justin Ilano
Administration Assistant
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Katrina Halpin
Katrina Halpin
Portfolio Manager - Therapy & NMT Services / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), 1992, University of Newcastle

Summary Professional Experience:

Katrina is a professional psychologist with over 20 years of experience delivering complex assessment and intervention for children and adults with disabilities and / or a history of complex trauma.   Katrina has experience with Mental Health, Parenting Capacity and other complex assessments.

Katrina is a therapist working with children and adults with a history of complex developmental trauma and / or disabilities utilising modalities including DBT, neurosequential and somatosensory approaches.  Katrina as part of the Therapy Portfolio provides supervision to therapists and support to Marie Pinter, Partner in the further development of this important part of work provided by SAL Consulting.

Katrina has a strong interest and commitment to developing and delivering training across both Out of Home Care and Disability Service Sectors to aid understanding and practical application of intervention with people with a history of complex developmental trauma and or disability.

Katrina has a passion for educating others in the neurodevelopmental impacts of trauma as well as the development of interventions based on a sequential understanding of the brain.  Further Katrina is committed to the application of Attachment Theory and Polyvagal Theory to understanding impacts of trauma and in intervention design.

SAL Consulting is trained in the use of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Katrina is an NMT practitioner and practice leader as part of SAL Consulting’s Phase 2 Accreditation in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with the Child Trauma Academy. Katrina provides supervision, support and training to SAL Consulting clinicians undergoing Phase 1 Training.  Katrina provides education and training to a range of service providers across a number of sectors to increase awareness of the benefit of intervention design based on a thorough understanding of sequential brain functioning.

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Kristina Paliokaite
Kristina Paliokaite
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Play Therapy
Summary Professional Experience:

My first encounter with therapeutic support began in my teens, when I completed extensive training and volunteered as a peer counsellor at a youth telephone helpline. After qualifying as a psychologist from Goldsmiths, University of London and while completing my MSc in Play Therapy in University of South Wales in UK I worked with adults transitioning from acute mental health setting into the community, adults with intellectual disability, domestic abuse victim support and young people at risk, special needs advocacy in education, out of home care, therapeutic services for children and in a community justice program for young high risk reoffenders with intellectual disability.

I am experienced in NGO, statutory and private sectors, providing developmentally appropriate and tailored individual, family and group therapeutic intervention as well as clinical supervision to staff.

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Leigh Macklan
Leigh Macklan
Senior Manager, Operations & Projects
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor Business Marketing
  • Diploma HR Management
  • Diploma Leadership & Management
  • Diploma Venues/Events Management
  • Cert IV Business Administration & Management
  • Cert IV Project Management
  • Cert IV Frontline Management
  • Cert III Finance
  • Cert II Computer Applications for the Office
Summary Professional Experience:

Leigh Macklan has recently taken the leap from EA to Senior Manager, Operations & Projects.  With over 17 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant, Leigh brings knowledge and skills from industries including manufacturing, health insurance, finance, education, legal, construction, not for profit and social services.  Also with a background in marketing/graphic design and photography, Leigh’s passion for presentation (and perfection!) follow her into every role.

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Lesley Whatson
Lesley Whatson
Portfolio Manager Clinical Practice
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:

Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts (Special Education)

Summary Professional Experience:

Lesley has been working in the disability sector since 1987 and has a special interest in the mental health of children and young people with intellectual disability.  Lesley has been actively involved in the development of practice relating to interdisciplinary collaboration, family and systemic practice and trauma-informed frameworks for supporting people with intellectual disability; she has been providing training, supervision and mentoring in these areas for many years.  Lesley has also worked at an organisational level, across government and non-government agencies, contributing to the development of policy and practice guidelines, and building the capacity of the sector to deliver Positive Behaviour Support.

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Lisa Gardiner
Lisa Gardiner
Director - Organisational, Practice & Professional Development
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Health Science, University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Applied Science (Organisational Development) University of Western Sydney
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Neuro-Leadership Institute, Member Number: 00667
Summary Professional Experience:

Lisa is Director of SAL Consulting, and an experienced consultant in organisational development, management, and supervision. She has experience in the government and non-government sectors in clinical/practitioner and executive roles; and extensively involved in the development and implementation of training, policy and systemic development work within the Health, and Community Services sectors. Lisa works collaboratively with organisations to develop frameworks for practice and change, and works with individual and groups of practitioners around reflective processes to improve practices when working with children, young people, families, and people with complex support needs. Lisa has been instrumental in creating programs for emerging leaders and has developed tools and frameworks applying principles of neurodevelopment and the social brain into the redesign of organisational planning, thinking and culture.

Publications

Gardiner, L. and Raftl, G. and Summers, E. 2016. By Invitation Only. In: Stevens, R. and Whittle, S.R. ed. Changing Organisations from Within: Roles, Risks and Consultancy Relationships. Routledge: New York, pp. 195

Conference Presentations

  • Child Trauma Academy NMT Symposium, Banff (2014)  Youth Hope – A Developmentally Informed Approach to Program Design and Evaluation with Liz Summers & Louise Limoges
  • Australian Childhood Foundation Conference, Melbourne (2014) Innovative Program Design – Youth Hope and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with Liz Summers & Louise Limoges
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Liz Sanders
Liz Sanders
Partner - Organisational, Practice & Professional Development
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • MA in Social Work
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy
  • Certificate IV in Work Place Investigation
Summary Professional Experience:

Liz has over thirty years experience in the human services sector within government and non-government organizations. Liz has specialized in working with vulnerable children and adults for whom the experience of early abuse and trauma continues to impact negatively upon their families. Liz moved to Australia from the UK in 2005 to manage UnitingCare Burnside’s Newpin program and was responsible for its transformation into a specific and highly successful re-unification program that became Australia’s first Social Benefit Bond.

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Liz Summers
Liz Summers
Director - Operations & Business Development
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Charles Sturt University
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Member Number: 2204161
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Director’s Course (2017)
  • Neuroleadership Institute, Member Number: 00667
Summary Professional Experience:

Liz is a Director of SAL Consulting, a trans-disciplinary consulting firm that works with vulnerability and complexity across health, education, and human services. As a human services consultant and Behaviour Support Specialist, she has more than 15-years of experience delivering practice improvement and training, clinical support, organisational development, and program review / design services to government and non-government organisations. She is passionate about utilising current research in neuroscience, applying that to improved outcomes in leadership, program design and delivery of services, and assisting people to implement evidence based theory into day-to-day practice.

Publications

Gardiner, L. and Raftl, G. and Summers, E. 2016. By Invitation Only. In: Stevens, R. and Whittle, S.R. ed. Changing Organisations from Within: Roles, Risks and Consultancy Relationships. Routledge: New York, pp. 195

Conference Presentations

  • Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Conference (2017) Transforming Schools for our Most Vulnerable Students with Annelies Hoogland and Bern Nicholls
  • Child Trauma Academy NMT Symposium, Banff (2014)  Youth Hope – A Developmentally Informed Approach to Program Design and Evaluation with Lisa Gardiner & Louise Limoges
  • Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat Conference, Coffs Harbour (2014) Understanding Trauma
  • Australian Childhood Foundation Conference, Melbourne (2014) Innovative Program Design – Youth Hope and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with Lisa Gardiner & Louise Limoges
  • Australian Children’s Welfare Association Conference (2014) Care South Brighter Futures – Changing Lives Every Day with Claire Behi.
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Marie Pinter
Marie Pinter
Partner - Therapy & NMT Services / Forensic Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • BSocSc(Psych)
  • PGDip(Psych)
  • MPsych (Forensic)
Summary Professional Experience:

Marie Pinter is a Forensic Psychologist. Marie has extensive experience working with high needs children and young people with complex trauma living in foster care and residential out of home care, and also those living with their birth families. Marie also has significant experience with inpatient and outpatient settings, community treatment programs and also with young people in detention and on parole.

Marie and her team provide intensive and specialised therapeutic interventions that are empirically sound, evidence based and culturally appropriate to children, young people and adults including those with disabilities.

Marie also has experience in mental health assessments, psychosocial assessments an parenting capacity assessments that involve multiple and complex issues.

Marie has a strong interest and commitment to improving the quality of services delivered by youth workers, foster carers and government and non-government agencies, as well as direct therapeutic work to young people and their families.  Marie provides supervision to psychologists and other clinical practitioners.

Marie’s professional experience includes the role of complex case clinician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Marie is a NMT practitioner and practice leader as part of SAL Consulting’s Phase 2 Accreditation in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with the Child Trauma Academy.

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Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly
Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Michael Astolfi
Michael Astolfi
Partner - Operations & Client Services
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Canterbury University

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Macquarie University

Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training, Macquarie Community College

Registered Psychologist – Authority to Practice Registration Number: PSY0001259842

Summary Professional Experience:

Michael has over 20 years experience working with people with disabilities, children and young people in Out of Home Care, their carers, and agencies that support them.

Michael’s work portfolio includes:

  • design and implementation of behaviour intervention and support plans for individuals with complex support needs;
  • Psychometric and Psychological assessment;
  • Service system development and review, including operationalising of policy, and developing quality assurance mechanisms;
  • Organisational policy and practice review for government and non-government organisations;
  • Project management, and service, program and agency review;
  • Supervision and management of multi-disciplinary clinical support teams providing Case Management, psychological, behaviour intervention support and allied health therapies;
  • Management of a range of support services for people with disabilities, including respite. accommodation and day programs;
  • Development and delivery of training programs for the Disability and Out of Home Care sectors.
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Michelle Langworthy
Michelle Langworthy
Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Psychology – University of Newcastle
  • Currently enrolled in Masters of Business Administration- University of Newcastle
  • Registered Provisional Psychologist
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Application of psychological and holistic assessments for a range of people with complex needs, including children, young people and adults with a disability and/or complex trauma.
  • Therapeutic and Behavioural Interventions for children or adults with a disability and/or mental health concerns, including complex trauma.
  • Provision of Clinical Support (including psycho-education) for carers and residential staff teams, in both the Disability and Out of Home Care sectors.
  • Identification and assessment of support needs of individuals with a disability, metal health issues and a variety of other complex needs.
  • Development and delivering of comprehensive individualised Behaviour Intervention and Support plans.
  • Over 4 years experience working as a Direct Support Professional, including key work for people with a disability and/or mental health concerns as well as individuals with complex trauma.
  • Over 10 years experience working with vulnerable children and adolescents, including those with complex trauma in recreational respite environments
  • Professional experience and training.
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Nathan Olsen
Nathan Olsen
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Education).
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma
  • Bachelor of Behaviour Studies (Psychology) – Current
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Experienced Behaviour Support Practitioner working with complex individuals and support systems
  • Strong evidenced history in behaviour assessment and support plan design.
  • Experience in working with both government and non-government services and their unique organisational challenges.
  • Service system review and assessment, to support service improvement and evidence outcomes.
  • Supervision, coaching and mentoring of staff providing and receiving behaviour support services.
  • Management of Restricted Practice Authorisation processes.
  • Extensive experience in providing training in a variety of topics to deliver service improvement.
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Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
Portfolio Manger Clinical Practice / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons)
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Supervisor
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Experienced Clinical Services Manager
  • Development and implementation of policies and practice review
  • Experience in assessment and behaviour support services for children and adults with disabilities and / or a history of complex trauma
  • Assessment of children, young people and adults with mental health and drug and alcohol issues within the health system
  • Design and delivery of therapeutic intervention / treatment programs for individuals with mental illness, disability and emotional disturbance
  • Design and delivery of individual therapeutic intervention for children and young people, and people with disabilities
  • Experience in consultation and supervision for clinicians and senior management regarding service provision and modeling for clients with complex needs
  • Professional supervision of clinical practitioners in the in the disability sector
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Olivia Karle
Olivia Karle
Clinical Consultant / Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Master of Speech and Language Pathology (Macquarie University)
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science of Language (McMaster University)
Summary Professional Experience:

Olivia is a Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Consultant whose areas of interest include working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Her previous work experience includes working in the out of home care sector as a Speech Pathologist, and as a disability support worker in home- and community-based settings.

She is a Hanen-certified clinician, and enjoys working in collaboration with families, carers and support networks to facilitate positive and enriching interactions with the young people in their lives in order to improve communication and interaction outcomes for a better quality of life. Olivia has also completed research in the area of therapeutic interactions and its impact on intervention outcomes for a child learning to use augmentative and alternative communication.

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Samara Smith
Samara Smith
Clinical Consultant Practitioner
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Sarah Glassie
Sarah Glassie
Executive Assistant to Directors
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • RG146 – Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisers
  • CEMAP III – Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice
  • ADA1 – Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 1
Summary Professional Experience:

Sarah Glassie is an experienced relationship manager with a 10-year history in the financial services sector. Skilled in risk mitigation and portfolio management, Sarah’s acute business acumen brings organisational and financial management skills applicable across a range of industries from manufacturing to health services. Sarah is currently studying Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at University of New England and excited to be working with the exceptional team at SAL.

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Sharni Weldon
Sharni Weldon
Business Support Manager
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
  • Revenue and Team Manager for Financial Services company
  • Contribute to Mission and Vision of the organisation
  • Customer, Client and Internal/External Relationship Management
  • Financial Governance
  • Team Management
  • Primary Business Operations
  • Strategic Business Projects
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of Company Performance Indicators and all Business Management
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Stephan Stap
Stephan Stap
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (2013)
  • Certificate IV in training and assessment (2007, renewed in 2013)
  • Diploma in Arts (2002)
Summary Professional Experience:

Stephan has worked in the community services industry for 13 years before come on board with SAL. His career in the community services industry began in 2003 when he began working as a support worker, supporting people with intellectual disabilities in their homes. In 2007, Stephan completed his Certificate IV in training and assessment and delivered Certificate III and IV training in disability work. Between 2008 and 2012, Stephan worked as a manager in mental health and community justice programs. In 2012 Stephan returned to university to complete his studies, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts (Psychology), while still working as a trainer and support worker. In 2014 he began his first role as a behaviour support clinician working with people in the Community Justice Program in the NGO sector and with Ageing, Disability and Home Care. Stephan started with SAL in 2016.

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Susan Warner
Susan Warner
Manager Learning InFusion
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:

Cert IV Business Management

 

Summary Professional Experience:

Susan brings an extensive history in customer service to SAL. Prior to joining, Susan ran a successful medical practice for 10 years, encompassing a wide variety of skills including staff, payroll, financial and property management.

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Tanya Franic
Tanya Franic
Portfolio Manager, Operations & Client Services, Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Macquarie University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Master of Applied Psychology (with merit) Newcastle University
  • Registered Psychologist, Authority to Practice Number: PSY0001074147
  • Registered Supervisor
Summary Professional Experience:

Tanya is a Psychologist with over 16 years professional experience providing a range of clinical and behavioural assessments for complex clients, including systemic, neurodevelopment and trauma informed behavioural case formulation, treatment planning and consultation.

Tanya works with service system development and review including operationalising of policy, and developing quality assurance mechanisms. Tanya provides supervision for clinicians, senior and regional management personnel, in particular regarding individuals with complex support needs and broader service delivery.

Tanya has worked within a multidisciplinary team working with vulnerable and complex clients including those living with mental health, complex trauma, disabilities, and acquired brain injury.

Tanya’s current work portfolio includes working with organisations around the assessment, design and delivery of intervention for young people leaving care, people with mental health support needs, disabilities, and individuals at risk of entering the criminal  justice system.

Tanya also undertakes systemic and practice reviews of government and non-government agencies to build capacity efficiency in organisations, involving service modelling, project management, assessment implementation and monitoring and post-implementation review.

Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society

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Trina Burgess
Trina Burgess
Training Officer
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
Summary Professional Experience:
  • Over 12 years experience working in Human Resource/Training support roles across a number of industry sectors.
  • Co-ordination and delivery of training administration and support for general training, accredited training programs and professional development training
  • Support all trainers with preparation of materials/resources, liaison with all client contacts, preparation of certificates and electronic documentation of all feedback.
  • Preparation of reporting documentation for VET requirements.
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Vivienne Zeaiter
Vivienne Zeaiter
Training Officer (Vocational Education Training)
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), Macquarie University
  • Diploma of Community Services, TAFEnow (in progress)
Summary Professional Experience:

As a training officer at SAL Consulting, Vivienne is focused on establishing, implementing and monitoring administrative systems to help support the delivery of SAL’s accredited and non-accredited training programs.

Previously, Vivienne worked in administration and communications, gaining experience in developing high-quality administrative systems and writing and editing for digital platforms. These skills have enhanced her ability to form productive working partnerships with students and industry stakeholders, and to contribute to the development of high-quality training handbooks and resources.

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Dr Yvette Vella
Dr Yvette Vella
Consultant / General & Developmental Paediatrician
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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