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David Mandrake

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David Mandrake is a Practice Manager, Mental Health Counsellor & Case Manager and NDIS Service Coordinator.David has been working as a mental professional in Australia since he first arrived in 2014.He has several years of work experience in the US mental healthcare system as a case worker, housing specialist, and vocational rehabilitation counsellor. David Mandrake's academic qualifications in mental healthcare include: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (U.S. degree), Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Mental Health, Diploma in Chaplaincy, and Certificate of Attainment in individual and Group Supervision Counselling.He has completed certification programs in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), ADHD behavioral management techniques, and advanced grief counseling. He is a Board-Certified Hypnotherapist and an International member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.David possesses spiritual care and support credentials earned from work experience obtained from a supervised hospice training program in the United States and chaplaincy training courses in Australia. He is a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants with a Certificate of Completion in Funeral Celebrancy.David has spent close to thirty years working in the United States and Australia court systems providing professional investigative support to attorneys and law firms in prosecuting complex criminal and civil matters. He is currently a licensed private investigator and security professional in New South Wales.Prior to coming to Australia David volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem in Florida where he acted a court advocate for children who were wards of the state.David was also a registered minister in Orange County and Osceola County Florida where he provided pastoral care counselling and offered pre-marital courses and counselling to couples.In Nov 2021, David was admitted as a professional investigator with the International Criminal Court.Some of David’s other achievements includes Global Peace Ambassador for the Institute of Economics and Peace by completing the Positive Peace Academy and an International Humanitarian Law Training Instructor for the American Red Cross.He also completed a course in Emergency Psychological First Aid with the Australian Red Cross. 

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