Louise has also delivered numerous training workshops in that time and established and led a professional development and clinical supervision framework for 250 plus staff across 11 metropolitan and regional sites. This work included the development of clinical observations and case note audits. Having held senior positions in the community services sector and with State and Federal Government in the fields of family and domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and family law, Louise has contributed to best practice development and the training of the Judiciary and allied professionals. Louise was key advisor for the ‘Freedom From Fear’ mass media and community education campaign encouraging DV perpetrators to seek help. While living in Canberra Louise supported the development of 65 Family Relationship Centres. Louise has supported and managed various social justice networks (State & National) and later was appointed National Manager Family Services for a peak industry representative body supporting 70 welfare agencies located across Australia. Louise is the author of three Government publications related to domestic violence screening and assessment, collaborative partnerships, and best practice for working with domestic violence.
Louise is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Support and Advocacy Service an organisation that provides services for adult survivors of historical child sexual abuse and those impacted by a disclosure. Louise’s background includes earlier work as a clinician in the field of family therapy and working with those experiencing various forms of interpersonal violence as highlighted above. Louise was a founding member and Convenor of the Domestic Violence Action Groups of WA and has also been a member of many State and National committees established to address a range of social justice challenges in the community. Louise also managed a WA leadership program.
Qualifications: Master of Arts in Human Services, Grad Dip in Counselling, Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Certificate in Public Sector Management, Certificate in Understanding Childhood Trauma, and 2-year accreditation process in the Shanker Method™ of Self-Regulation with Canadian neuroscientist Dr Stuart Shanker.