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Keynote Speaker Frank Anderson, MD, is a lead trainer in IFS therapy and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center.Karen Harrington, MCouns., MHealSci, Certified IFS Therapist, has a private practice and an interest in working with people with childhood trauma and dissociative experiences.Dr Loranie Leas, D.Psych, MAPS, has over 17 years of practice, working across community mental health, corrective services, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, and private practice. Her areas of special interest include complex trauma, peri-natal mental health, parenting/families, life transition and adjustment issues, chronic illnesses/pain management, and loss and grief issues.Kate Dempsey MScMed (HSSH), BSc, BEd, Dip Counselling, is a Sexologist and Relationship Counsellor in private practice, Townsville. She is a trauma-informed sex therapist who works with adult individuals, couples, and other relationship styles. She holds a Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health) Counselling from the University of Sydney.Keynote Speaker Frank Anderson, MD, is a lead trainer in IFS therapy and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center.Dr Susi Fox, RACGP M. Clinical Family Therapy, IFS L2, is a mental health GP, sex and relationship therapist, and author based in regional Victoria.Dr Shaun Dempsey, M. Clinical Psychology, PhD Psychology, is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, Townsville, QLD.Dr Adele Stewart, MBBS, FRACGP, has been a GP in the Illawarra region of NSW for 30 years. She is registered to provide focussed psychological strategies, is an IFS therapist, and an accredited, trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self Compassion teacher.Dr Polly McGee, M. Counselling Psychology, PhD. Philosophy, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, (they/them) is an author, trauma-trained leadership consultant, and somatic psychotherapist. They spend their time in organisations building trauma-informed leadership capacity and psychologically safe cultures, speaking, leading workshops, and working in their private practice with individuals with complex trauma using IFS therapy as a central methodology for treatment.Sonia Milohanic, M.Couns., is a Certified IFS Therapist and Somatic IFS Therapist in private practice in NSW, Australia. She is the first Australian clinically trained in SIFS by its founder and Lead Trainer Susan McConnell.Jen Nield, Masters Counselling & Family Therapy, is a family therapist working both in the community sector and in private practice. She is currently working in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector and providing IFS therapy training to AOD workers.Leona Dawson, M. Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, is a certified IFS psychotherapist and supervisor having trained in all three levels of IFS therapy. She is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Transpersonal Art Therapist.Jackie Burke, MAPS, ISSTD, APS, is an awarded researcher. Her training programs about trauma, sexual and domestic violence, clinical supervision, trauma-informed practice, and vicarious trauma are popular nationally and internationally.Sarah Mitchell, B.Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapist, works in private practice in Sydney, Australia. She works by integrating a number of different therapeutic approaches with a foundation firmly based in IFS therapy. Elsha Young, Synergetic Play Therapist, Family Therapist, L2 IFS with Children and Adolescents, is passionate about working from a place of authenticity and vulnerability. Her focus is on building a safe, nurturing space, where children and families can strengthen and heal their relationships with themselves and others.  Helen Telford, M. Social Work, IFS Practitioner – Level 2, uses Internal Family Systems therapy, together with contemporary business models based on research, in her work with coaches, executives, managers, consultants, and community leaders to facilitate change and transformation within their organisations and systems. 


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