New South Wales

Name: Ruth Nelson

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Phone: 0419525204

Particular interests and hopes for connection: I host a podcast – http://www.creatingspaceproject.com/podcast – in which I interview women about values, using a narrative structure. I am co-founder of a social enterprise facilitating values-based workshops for schools and community organisations. I am exploring ways of sustaining myself emotionally as a psychologist, which includes connecting myself to a wide network of other practitioners.

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Name: Rina Taub

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Phone: 0410441342

Particular interests and hopes for connection: What sparked my interest in working from a Narrative framework was that it fit so comfortably with my intentions for my work and personal beliefs about people and their capacity to step away from problem stories towards preferred identities. I enjoy the chance to explore values and context and de-construct assumptions and find the collaborative stance and the hope contagious as we sift together for hidden glimmers. The ethics and accountability that go with these practices invigorate my work. I am constantly exploring the intentions behind my questions and reflecting on my practice, and inviting those who consult with me to evaluate their experiences of the process. I am interested in developing these experiences with others in the field and more opportunities for outsider witnessing. I enjoy facilitating reflective practices and sharing in colleagues professional journeys. I currently run a monthly group for colleagues and have been facilitating some training and workshops. I am interested in expanding this area as I find it very reinforcing of my work and encourages further reflection on my practice! I am involved in developing an alternate suicide screening tool "The Survival Kit" and connecting Psychologists committed to a post-structuralist framework through the APS Narrative Interest Group.

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Name: Ash Rehn

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Phone: (02) 8006 1122

Particular interests and hopes for connection: I work as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Medicare Provider) in central Sydney and also online through webcam, phone and via email exchange with individuals around the world. I'm interested in narrative and dialogical practices and my passion for stories extends to writing, with a particular emphasis on ficto-memoir. I work primarily with concerns about sex and sexuality, identity, intimate relationships as well as cultural adjustment. People who consult me include expats, individuals from LGBTQ communities and those making a transition of identity in relation to their sexuality or sexual orientation.

Teaching/supervision: Yes

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Name: Taryn Russell

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Particular interests and hopes for connection:

Sexual assault, children, adults & groups

Teaching/supervision: Yes

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Name: Amelia Pace

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Particular interests and hopes for connection: Women's and children's experiences and responses to violence, abuse and oppression. Response based practice

Teaching/supervision: No

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Name: Merle Conyer

Email: [email protected]

City or region: NSW

Phone: 0417285627

Particular interests and hopes for connection:

I walk alongside people on journeys of transition, healing and justice. This includes survivors of trauma arising in interpersonal, institutional and political contexts. I also support environmental and other activists to sustain their resilience and wellbeing.

Of particular interest is deconstructing the oppressive discourses that shape identity and advocating for decolonising perspectives and practices.

I hope to connect with people who care about similar.

Teaching/supervision: Yes

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