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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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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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Celeste Rollinson
Celeste Rollinson
Intern - Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Damon Williams
Damon Williams
Portfolio Manager Clinical Services / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Emma Rudman
Emma Rudman
Partner - Clinical Practice / Psychologist
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Evelyn Ireland
Evelyn Ireland
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support
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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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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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Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen
Partner - Health Services / Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Jo Woolley
Jo Woolley
Finance Manager
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Justin Ilano
Justin Ilano
Administration Assistant
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Justine Lee
Justine Lee
Portfolio Manager Training and Applied Learning
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Katrina Halpin
Katrina Halpin
Portfolio Manager - Therapy & NMT Services / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Kristina Paliokaite
Kristina Paliokaite
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Leigh Macklan
Leigh Macklan
Senior Manager, Operations & Projects
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Lesley Whatson
Lesley Whatson
Portfolio Manager Clinical Practice
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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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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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
  • 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

  • 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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Dr Liz Thompson
Dr Liz Thompson
Consultant / Rehab Phsyician
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Marie Pinter
Marie Pinter
Partner - Therapy & NMT Services / Forensic Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly
Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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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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Michaela Daly
Michaela Daly
Administration Manager - The Clinic
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Michelle Langworthy
Michelle Langworthy
Clinical Consultant / Provisional Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Nathan Olsen
Nathan Olsen
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
Portfolio Manger Clinical Practice / Psychologist
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Olivia Karle
Olivia Karle
Clinical Consultant / Certified Practising Speech Pathologist
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Sarah Douglas
Sarah Douglas
Portfolio Manager - Health Services / Psychologist
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Sarah Glassie
Sarah Glassie
Executive Assistant to Directors
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Sevil Tarhan
Sevil Tarhan
Receptionist & Administration
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Sharni Weldon
Sharni Weldon
Business Support Manager
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Stephan Stap
Stephan Stap
Clinical Consultant / Behaviour Support Practitioner
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Susan Warner
Susan Warner
Manager Learning InFusion / Personal Assistant
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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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Tess Pearson
Tess Pearson
Consultant / Clinical Support Worker
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Trina Burgess
Trina Burgess
Training Officer
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Vivienne Zeaiter
Vivienne Zeaiter
Training Officer (Vocational Education Training)
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Qualifications / Professional Associations:Summary Professional Experience:
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Dr Yvette Vella
Dr Yvette Vella
Consultant / General & Developmental Paediatrician
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