M.A. (Counselling Psychology), MSc prelim., Grad. Dip. Educational Psychology, B.A. Dip. Tching., Grad Dip: family therapy.
Associations & memberships
Victorian Psychologists Registration Board
The Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the College of Counselling Psychologists (APS)
Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (APS):
Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) UK.
Chartered psychologist (UK)
Member : Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (AGCA)
Registered as a supervisor for College of Counselling Psychologists & Educational and Developmental psychologists.
Multidisciplinary and systemic approaches
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Brief solution focussed therapy
Resiliency and coping skills
Interpersonal and relationship skills development
Peer mentoring & appraisal
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Trauma management & PTSD
Critical Incident management
Areas of expertise
Anxiety: management & treatment
Depression: management & treatment
Life span issues : childhood, adolescent and adult
Child and adolescent issues and development
Interpersonal and relationship issues
Mediation and conflict resolution
Separation, loss and grief
Psycho-social educational assessment and program development
Parenting skills and communication skills
Adolescents in Transition: Competency, Attitudes, Self-esteem, Resources and Coping. How Students manage the VCE (Unpublished manuscript: Masters of Counselling Psychology. Swinburne University. 1995)
A Peer Assistance/ Counselling Program: Hocus Pocus. Pub. In Teaching prosocial behavior to adolescents: A Directory of Processes and Programs used in Australian Schools (1995)
Peers as social support: a practitioner’s approach to developing a school-based peer helper program. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, November,1998. (69-91)
Communication Cards: ( with Dianne Summers, Bob Bellhouse, Glenda Johnson) Inyahead press: 2006
In process: Change Agents: A leadership program harnessing interpersonal skills (with Dianne Summers and Jane Anastasious). To be published later in 2008 by Inyahead press.
Gloria has had over 25 years experience as a psychologist working in a variety of settings including private practice, schools and university counselling services assisting young people and adults as they cope with a variety of crises and difficulties, learn ways of managing their lives effectively and make sense of their experiences.
She has worked with individuals, groups, families and staff across a wide range of age groups, cultures and environments.
Gloria is also experienced in developing and implementing group programs and training programs within organisations.
Medicare registration, registered with HBA, medibank private, Australian Unity.