Education and Service Development Consultant
Hi, I’m Sue, and I’ve worked with VTMH as an education and service development consultant since 2017. My professional specialties include social policy, community development — particularly for young people and migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities — and Gestalt therapy, a specific form of psychotherapy. I am currently completing a master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy, and hold academic qualifications in teaching and social science (in policy and human services).
I have more than 30 years’ experience working in counselling, case work, policy and community development roles across the community services sector at organisations including the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Melbourne City Mission, Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). I’ve also spent those years working as an educator for diverse groups of practitioners and students and at various universities and TAFEs, including my current work teaching and providing supervision to students in bachelor and postgraduate counselling programs.
I look forward to seeing VTMH continue to collaborate with mental health agencies and practitioners to create culturally safe and inclusive supports for diverse consumers and carers, as well as influence policy and practice across the mental health service system.