Bio- Amanda Jones
With over 20 years experience, Amanda ensures that her work is evidence based and trauma informed. Her training has included therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also completed training through InsideOut, the Eating disorders clinic at Sydney University.
Amanda is a member of the Australian Association of Social work and the Australian Association of Gerontology.
Amanda is a General Member for the New South Wales Courts and Tribunal, (NCAT) Community Services Division. She is also a casual academic with Charles Sturt University.
Amanda is also a Board Member of the Wingecarribee Food Services (Meals on Wheels).
She is a registered provider with Medicare and the Department of Veteran Affairs and NSW Workers Compensation Scheme (SIRA).
Experience working with children and adolescents
Having previously worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health team and also an adolescent mental health inpatient unit, she has gained valuable expertise in children and adolescents. Amanda also recently worked as a senior clinician for a mental health service for young people aged between 12-25 years of age.
Amanda has presented at National and International conferences such as the National Out of Home Care Summit and the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies on issues relating to children and adolescents.
Experience working with adults
Amanda has many years experience providing psychological support to adults in a range of settings including hospitals and in the community such as a Community Mental Health team. Amanda has experience facilitating groups for carers including kinship carers and foster carers.
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