Helen is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with 27 years’ experience. During that time she has worked with clients’ of various age groups (age 12yrs and up), and in a range of practice areas such as acute, forensic, drug & alcohol, research and education. She has a Bachelor of Nursing (QUT), Master of Mental Health Nursing (USQ), Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition (Cornell), and Master Mental Health – Psychotherapy (UQ). She has 7 years experience as a clinical supervisor, providing both individual and group supervision. She has also been a clinical supervision trainer for those wishing to become supervisors.
Gerry is currently employed in an educational role in a large public mental health service. He commenced this role in October 2013. In the previous 10 years Gerry was the Nursing Clinical Supervision Coordinator for the same organisation. During that time he developed a model of Clinical Supervision that had particular emphasis on issues which strengthen and potentially disrupt the nurse-patient alliance. He was closely involved in the training of supervisors delivered across a district and State wide network. He then utilised his in-depth knowledge of each supervisor to assist supervisees to find the “best fit” in their choice of clinical supervisor. Gerry has worked in clinical, project and management positions during the course of his career. He trained as a Registered Mental Nurse in the UK and has completed a Master’s Degree in the field of Community Mental Health at the University of Queensland. Gerry is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland
Chris Dawber is currently a Clinical Nurse Consultant working in Consultative Liaison (CL) Psychiatry at a large Regional Hospital. He is an experienced group facilitator and clinical supervisor and has published several peer reviewed articles on Reflective Practice Groups for Nurses. Chris has completed the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (QCMHL) training in Clinical Supervision and in Supervision of Supervision. He is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) and participant in several supervision groups. Chris has experience in the provision and co-ordination of critical incident stress management for staff working in mental health and general hospital settings, including peer support programs. Chris has a Master of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Mental Health Nursing from the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is experienced in Group, Cognitive Behavioural, and Brief Psychodynamic therapies. His clinical experience includes settings such as Acute Psychiatry, Inpatient Mental Health, Child and Youth, Case Management, CL Psychiatry and Group Program Co-ordination.