We have a strong background in Psychology, Injury and Claims Management, Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development and Consulting, as well as rigorous scientific research. Our principal consultants hold PhD and Master’s Degrees from Adelaide University and their research projects have been published in peer reviewed journals.
Rehabilitation Counsellor / Accredited Mediator
B. Biotech (Hons.),
PHD (Medicine), M. Rehab Counselling
Registered Psychologist, MAPS
B. Psych (Hons.), M. Psych (Org & HF), Dip. Counselling, Cert. IV TAA, Dip. Art Therapy
Samantha specialises in assisting people with not workplace psychological injuries but also people with physical workplace injuries going through adjustment issues and people with disabilities. We provide an active support and assistance, working with you (and your support networks if you so choose) to achieve a better quality of life using various psychological approaches and tools. We believe in active participation in your treatment, therefore, in addition to our rooms we will also provide treatment in community and in context of your needs. Our aim is to equip you with easy to use strategies and approaches so that you can continue developing even when counselling has finished.
Through Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology and Career Counselling services, we specialise in identifying, developing and placing clients into their most suitable career path. Our clients include: people who suffered an injury, people with a disability, high school students, employed individuals looking for a career change and mature working Australians in Adelaide, South Australia.
Using psychometric testing and a thorough interview process, we are able to identify transferable skills, interests and values, and reasoning skills of individuals so to make recommendations regarding potential career areas of interest and further study options. This can assist high school students to enter study and/or employment, individuals interested in a career change and/or building upon their skill sets, and employers looking to promote or transition their employees to different roles.
With extensive case management and rehabilitation experience working within the Worker’s Compensation industry, both within South Australia and interstate, we have demonstrated ability to work closely with all key stakeholders to assist injured workers experiencing a physical and/or psychological injury to achieve a prompt and sustainable return to work with their pre-injury employer or within new employment.
As a Rehabilitation Counsellor, we have extensive experience in managing conflict, reducing biopsychosocial issues and negotiating return to work duties and medical capacity. Therefore, we are uniquely placed to enable parties to resolve conflicts at work, especially during the workplace injury process.
Using rigorous and reliable psychometric testing methods, we are well qualified in assisting employers screen and identify the most suitable applicants for specific vacancies and can also suggest areas for further training and development as needed. We tailor all of our assessments to employers and the specific vacancies.
Behaviour support involves consultation with the person with disability, their family, carers, and other support people that addresses the needs of the person identified as having complex behaviours of concern. The behaviour support plan is developed that contains evidence-informed strategies and seeks to improve the person’s quality of life.
Successful job seeking requires development of custom and person centered end to end solutions. Job seeking is not a process but a strategic plan. We prepare our clients to be independent and have skills that they can use in the future, independent of us.