OPD Points: 10



Presenter / Provider:

Trish Purnell-Webb & John Flanagan

Presenter Qualifications:

The workshop will be facilitated by Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan who are Australia’s most experienced Advanced Gottman Clinical Trainers.Trish is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience of working with couples in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, Trish brings a wealth of experience working with complex couples struggling with trauma, mood disorders, personality vulnerabilities, anger management issues, affair recovery and alcohol use. She is also an experienced clinical supervisor and assessor for the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority.Trish is trained to provide a range of therapeutic approaches including:Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Trauma specific interventionsExistential PsychotherapyEmotion Focussed Therapy for couples (EFT)Gottman Marital TherapyMotivational InterviewingTrish has extensive experience in working with people who have experienced trauma including adult survivors of childhood abuse, military veterans, police, ambulance and fire officers and members of the general community.  For the past 15+ years Trish has been providing group interventions to Veterans and their families as a preferred provider for the Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service, as well as mood management programs for community health organisations. Trish has been providing professional development workshops to other psychologists, social workers, counsellors, youth workers and mental health workers in areas such as:Gottman Marital TherapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyMotivational InterviewingEmotion Focussed Couples TherapyPost Traumatic Stress DisorderJohn Flanagan – Masters Gestalt Therapy & Advanced Gottman Clinical Trainer.Since completing his Bachelor of Social Work in 1988 and later a Masters in Gestalt Therapy, John has had an extensive history in direct service delivery with couples, families and young people, as well as in organisational development and training. He has developed a practice that utilises a range of experiential therapies combining these approaches in his work style. John has also completed his Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and has delivered a broad range of training both accredited and non-accredited.John is trained to provide therapy to individuals, couples and groups in a range of therapeutic approaches including:Cognitive Behavioural TherapyGottman marital therapyMotivational InterviewingGestalt TherapyAdventure TherapyEmotion focussed therapy for couplesOver the last 20 years John has provided a range of psycho-educational group programs to Australian Veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and resilience. He has also provided training to many human service organisations in Australia and New Zealand on creating positive work cultures, managing challenging clients and resilience.


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