I graduated as a social worker in 1988 and have 30 years of experience as a clinical practitioner, working to promote the recovery and resilience of people living with a brain injury and their support networks. I joined Access Brain Injury Services in 1996, becoming co-director in 1997.
As well as a mentor of health professionals in this field, I have been responsible for the development and facilitation of educational and therapeutic group programs on topics including stress management, rights and advocacy skills and self-esteem. Publications include co-authoring an “Anger Management Manual” designed to coach people in self-awareness and skills to manage mild to moderate anger following brain injury and “Getting More From Life,” a series of education programs focusing on memory, stress management and leisure skills.
I maintain a strong interest in the loss and grief issues that can be experienced by people living with a brain injury and their families. I offer psychosocial assessment and counselling to promote their wellbeing and adjustment as they redefine themselves and their goals following this life changing event.