Currently completing a Master of Social Work at University of Queensland, expected completion November 2018.
Master of Art Therapy -Western Sydney University, Kingswood, NSW. (Two year full- time degree including post-grad level courses in social sciences, counselling, and art therapy).
Bachelor's of Arts (English and Art)- 1999, Ferrum College, Ferrum Virginia, USA.
'Sandplay' and Expressive Therapies (Turnaround Institute, Brisbane, QLD)
Choice Theory Basic Intensive (William Glasser, Rockhampton, QLD)
Instinctual Trauma Response Protocol (continuing education credit) Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont California, USA)
ASSIST suicide prevention (Rockhampton, QLD)
Working with children ages 6-18 in Damatkanivitchi, Belarus providing therapeutic interventions for children in state run institutions with complex traumatic behaviours (2002-2008).
Working with abandoned infants in Borovglaney Belarus providing attachment based care and intervention. (2002-2004)
Working with young adults and adults in Belarus and Russia, implementing psychosocial programs such as: Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Effects of Domestic Violence, Women and Children in Violent Relationships (2003-2008).
Working with local area NGO's in Belarus and Romania to develop self-care strategies, staff supervision, and spiritual care practices for Belarusian support/social work/ institutional care staff(2006-2008).
Working with people in Australia using art therapy to provide support, skills, and resources for those with a mental illness/disability (or both) (2009- present).
Working with people in Australia to provide support and integration of trauma using art therapy (2010-present).
Working individually with clients (adults and children)in private practice
Establishing Art Therapy groups for people who experience mental health issues and for people who have a disability.