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Amanda Spillare

Parkinsons Specific Counselling for individuals and families

Amanda has a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours class 2B (2001), a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2011), a Certificate IV in Assessment and Training (2008) and is a Mental Health Social Worker Accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. She has over 15 years experience working with individuals and families affected by chronic illness.

In 2007, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigated models of care for Young-Onset Parkinsons Disease. Her recommendations were accepted by Parkinsons Australia and led to the inaugural Young Onset Parkinsons Conference.

Having previously worked for Parkinsons Victoria, she is passionate about supporting people faced with neurological illness and is experienced supporting people through her past work over the helpline, facilitating support groups, coordinating support forums and conducting family meetings. She was also interviewed by the 7:30 report as a guest expert on the relationship between Dopamine Agonists and Gambling.

Counselling appointments are eligible for a partial Medicare rebate.
  • Carlton - Grattan St
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