OPD Points: 10



Presenter / Provider:

Trish Purnell-Webb & John Flanagan

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Trish is an experienced psychologist with approx. 40 years of work experience and 15+ years of running her own private practice as a registered psychologist in the Gold Coast community. She has been located at Burleigh Heads for the past 15+ years Trish is very experienced in providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. Trish is trained to provide a range of therapeutic approaches including:Gottman Marital TherapyEmotion Focussed Couples TherapyCollaborative Couples TherapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyMotivational InterviewingCognitive Processing TherapyTrish has a Master of Clinical Psychology degree through Charles Sturt University, is a certified Gottman Marital Therapist and along with John, are the only Level 3 Trainers & Consultants for the Gottman Institute in Australia. Trish is a highly experienced and engaging presenter, international trainer & author.John Flanagan, Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist, Level 3 Trainer & ConsultantSince 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 Certificat 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 group in a range of therapeutic approaches including:Gottman Marital TherapyEmotion focussed Therapy for CouplesCollaborative Couples therapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyMotivational InterviewingGestalt TherapyAdventure therapyOver the last 15+ years john has provided a range of psycho-education group programs to Australian Veterans and their families in areas such as trauma, depression, anxiety and reslience. 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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