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Areas of Competence
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Problems
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Problems
- Self Esteem
Parkinsonís 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 Parkinsonís Disease. Her recommendations were accepted by Parkinsonís Australia and led to the inaugural Young Onset Parkinsonís Conference.
Having previously worked for Parkinsonís 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.
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