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Sharon Paetzold

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Sharon has substantial clinical experience in child, adolescent & family psychiatry, primary health care, child and family services, family violence and sexual assault services, as well as tertiary education and training sectors for over 28 years. Sharon has a background in clinical social work, gestalt therapy, body movement therapy, training and supervision. Initially, she trained in psychiatric social work (child, adolescent & family therapies), working from a psychodynamic perspective and undertook a 12-month infant-parent observation and seminars with psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Whilst living in Europe, she then studied Integrative Dance Therapy in association with the European Academy Psychosocial Health and Fritz Perls Institute. Arriving back home in Melbourne, she then complemented her dance therapy practice by undertaking further studies in relational gestalt therapy with Gestalt Therapy Australia. As a passionate lifelong learner, she has more recently completed training in Existential Supervision, Somatic Experiencing and NeuroAffective Touch Therapy, trauma therapy models.  

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