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Janene Dravsnik

Provisional Psychologist
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Janene enjoys working with all ages and clinical presentations but has a strong interest in working with clients in the perinatal period (both mothers and fathers) as well as culturally/linguistically diverse women and new parents.  Janene is a neurodiversity affirming clinician and enjoys working with both childhood and adult neurodiversity.

 

She believes in an integrative approach to psychotherapy that focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship.  She is considerate and responsive to her client’s preferences and individual goals.  

Janene is a provisional psychologist with first class Honours in Psychological Science from Central Queensland University where she was the APS Prize recipient for 2017.  She completed her thesis on canine-assisted therapy and its potential to enhance the participation of children in psychotherapy with findings suggesting a significant increase in treatment acceptance and retention.

 

As a research assistant, Janene has also investigated loneliness with a focus on differences between urban and regional communities. She also supports the teaching of undergraduate social psychology. Janene has also worked as a mental health crisis response counsellor and peer support worker. 

 

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