Welcome to Reflective Practice Group

Chris Dawber

Psychotherapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor & credentialed mental health nurse.

I have over 35 years of experience working in both public & private mental health settings, alongside non-government agencies & emergency services.

My Integrative approach draws from Humanistic-Existential, Interpersonal, Psycho-dynamic & Cognitive Behavioural frameworks; including mindfulness, stress management & relaxation.

I have over 20 years experience providing Clinical Supervision; with training from the University of Queensland, ‘Mindful’ Centre (Victoria) and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning – including group supervision & supervision of supervision training.

I have a history of involvement with peer support networks and the mental health consumer movement as well as experience in establishing and running disaster recovery, critical incident stress management and reflective practice group programs throughout a range of institutional and community settings.

I have a particular interest in the mental health of health professionals and support workers; focusing on the interpersonal aspects & personal costs of caring whilst exploring ways to enhance effectiveness and resilience.

Qualifications:                                                                                           

Master of MH—psychotherapy (UQ)

Master of Mental Health Nursing (USC)

Certificate of Developmental Psychiatry – Melbourne

Credentialed Mental health Nurse (ACMHN)

Accredited Trainer (CIMA/ICISF)

Affiliations: 

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

Australian Clinical Supervision Association

Sigma Theta Tau: International Honour Society of Nursing

Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia

Brisbane Super-group

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