Training Overview

About the Trainings

Catherine’s trainings are developed to support mental health practitioners in achieving healthy self care while developing high level treatment skills, to enable ongoing wellbeing while offering effective and evidence based healing interventions.

All trainings include:

  • Catherine’s warm, engaging style.
  • Real world clinical examples, on video where appropriate if the training is in person.
  • A practical focus on clinical skills participants can use today.
  • Knowledge soundly grounded in neuroscience and psychological theory, and primary references and further readings for those keen to deepen their knowledge.
  • Handouts.
  • Feedback that is used to improve trainings.

Trainings currently available

1.  Working with Dissociation: an Introductory Workshop

Available online (6 hours), OR in person as a 1 day OR a 2 day training

2.  Working with Dissociation: Advanced Topics

Available in person only, as a 2 day training OR a 1 day follow up to the 2 day version of Working with Dissociation: an Introductory Workshop

3.  Advanced Topics in EMDR Therapy

Available online (7 hours) OR in person as a 1 day training, OR a 2 day training which incorporates more detailed introductory content on working with dissociation

4.  Trauma Informed Self Care for Mental Health Workers

Available online (2 hours) OR in person

About the Presenter

Catherine has a passion for helping people to achieve wellbeing by harnessing the brain’s healing potential. She is a clinical psychologist, and an EMDR Consultant. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from the University of Queensland, a Masters degree in functional neuroimaging from Dartmouth College, USA, and a BA in philosophy and neuroscience from the University of Toronto.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Catherine conducted brain research using fMRI, and working with people with brain injury and disease, to understand the neurological systems that support empathy and social skills. She has worked clinically in Australia and the UK in drug and alcohol, mental health rehabilitation and community mental health.

Catherine’s current private practice work at the Brisbane Harmony Centre focuses on treating complex trauma and dissociation in adults, and she is also one of the clinic’s three directors. She supervises for the Psychology Board of Australia and the EMDR Association of Australia, offers trauma informed trainings for mental health practitioners, and provides wellbeing workshops to the general public.

Therapeutically, Catherine works integratively, and draws on therapies whose mechanisms are consistent with brain science. She uses EMDR Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Coherence Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to shape her treatments. She also draws on models of dissociation including the Model of Structural Dissociation, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Ego State Therapy.