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Profile - Karen Woods
Karen Woods is a Registered Psychologist and a member of AHPRA. She has held clinical membership with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Association of Canberra and Region (CAPACAR), a PACFA-recognised association. She is also a registered provider for the NDIS.
Karen runs a private psychology practice in Canberra. Her previous work experience has included occupational rehabilitation, vocational assessments, vocational counselling, EAP counselling, Job Capacity Account counselling (JCAc), and the delivery of psycho-educational seminars and workshops to both government and private sector organisations.
Prior to this, Karen worked in the Mental Health Foundation in the Psycho-social Rehabilitation Centre (The Rainbow), the Respite home (Warren I'Anson) and the Information and Referral Office in Phillip. Karen also has over 12 years experience in the public service within a variety of roles including research, event management, statistics, publishing and administration.
Karen is naturally drawn to working with people and is passionate about helping them recognise their personal strengths and fulfilling their potential. Her open and positive communication style along with her creative approach to problem-solving lends her well to today’s busy and challenging environment.
Her love of learning means she is constantly updating her professional skills to improve on the services she provides to her clients and workplaces. See below for an example of completed training and qualifications:
Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0000985624)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology, Australian National University
Bachelor of Applied Psychology, University of Canberra
WorkCover NSW Approved Psychologist/Counsellor
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Critical Incident Stress Management
Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT)
Cultural Awareness Training
Comcare Approved Rehabilitation Provider Training
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Mental Health First Aid Course
Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Certificate of Administration, Canberra Institute of Technology
Karen is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and will tailor sessions to your unique needs.
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