College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group

Tara Green (Convenor), GradDip Couns, GradDip Psych, PGradDip Transpersonal Psych & Emotional Release Couns, has been engaged in the field of psychotherapy, counselling, and transpersonal psychology for over 25 years. She is currently in private practice as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, specialising in complex trauma and couples therapy. Earlier in her psychotherapy career Tara co-designed and facilitated a Transpersonal Psychotherapist training programme along with developing and facilitating workshops and Individual Retreat programmes. Tara joined the PACFA Board as the Psychotherapy Representative in 2015 and she chaired the Working Party that developed the College of Psychotherapy. Tara is committed to advancing recognition of psychotherapy as a profession in Australia. She is a member of the PACFA Ethics Committee and the Working Party for Accreditation Scheme of Post-qualifying (second) Trainings.

Dr Jelena Zeleskov Doric, PhD and MSc in Psychology, BSc Hons in Psychology, BA Hons in Gestalt Therapy and MA in Gestalt Therapy, has been involved in psychology courses, psychotherapy education, supervision, and research for 15 years. She has been practicing as a psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor for over 10 years. Jelena was a Vice-President of the European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) and a Board member of the European Association for Psychotherapy. She is a full member of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Jelena is an International Chair of Gestalt Australia and New Zealand (GANZ) and a GANZ Council member. Jelena is also a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and a member of Research Committee of the EAGT. Jelena lectures in Psychology at Charles Darwin University and is a Supervisor at Catholic Care NT. She works in private practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. She is an active researcher interested in the relationship between neuroscience, attachment and gestalt therapy.

Madeleine Fogarty is a Gestalt practitioner, supervisor and  researcher who lives and works in Melbourne Australia.  Madeleine has been in private practice for almost 20 years and during that time recently completed her honors degree in psychology.  This has inspired her passion for psychotherapy and Gestalt in particular.  Madeleine has embarked on the Evidence based practise journey and is currently completing her  PhD in psychology at Swinburne University is on the development and Validation of the Gestalt Therapy Fidelity Scale.  Madeleine is on the Leadership group for the College of Psychotherapy for PACFA, the Research Chair for GANZ, a scientific board member of the EAGT and a is regular conference and workshop presenter in Australia and internationally.    Madeleine is committed to research and writing in Gestalt Therapy and psychotherapy and welcomes collaboration and collegiality this space.

Robert Brodie, MSc, DMAANZPA, TEP, is a Psychodramatist, Trainer, Educator and Practitioner, certificated by the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA). He has worked in a variety of settings from psychiatric clinics to organisational development with government organisations and businesses. Currently he is a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor in private practice and a director of Psychodrama Australia, the training institute of AANZPA and a lecturer at ACU in Melbourne in the Clinical Masters programme. He has been President of AANZPA and Secretary of its Board of Examiners. He has been involved in PACFA since its inception. He particularly values freshness and creativity in quality relationships and a holistic approach to human development.
Christine Butera, Diploma Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Diploma of Social Studies, is a Soul Centred Psychotherapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker in private practice in Melbourne since 2001. Soul Centred Psychotherapy is an integral part of her continuing personal and professional maturation. Christine is committed to the ongoing development of Psychotherapy as a profession in Australia with a vision that values and promotes a multi-dimensional pluralistic approach to psychotherapy training. Christine integrates her training in Imago Relationship Therapy into her   work with couples, is completing Supervision training and is a principal trainer with the Kairos Centre. Christine is President of the Association of Soul Centred Psychotherapists (ASCP) and a Delegate to the PACFA Council.

Valerie Redman is the Director of the Redman Institute. She is a Psychotherapist & Supervisor, working with individuals, couples and families, and runs a Registered Training Organisation.
She provides Advanced Transactional Analysis Training and Supervision for trainees who want to become Certified Transactional Analysts and a range of Transactional Analysis based, Nationally Accredited courses in Counselling and Management, including a Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling.
Her qualifications include : Certified Member International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) (Clinical Psychotherapist and Educational); Accredited Family Business Advisor and Bachelor Degree of Education (Adult Education), University of SA.Her passion is to have psychotherapy recognised for the important role it plays in the support and healing of deep and complex trauma with clients.

Anna McKie’s life journey meandered through studies in mathematics, computer science and education, working in the organics industry and co-ordinating international conferences, before doing a Diploma in Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy at the Australian College of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy under Jeff Barlow. Anna has been a Somatic Psychotherapist in private practice since 2008 and also works part-time as a specialist trauma counsellor on the 1800 Respect phone service. Anna works in an embodied, relational, trauma informed, empathic way with clients and is passionate about the intersubjective space, attachment theory, contemporary trauma theory, the body in therapy including therapeutic touch, and neuroscience and its relation to psychotherapy. In addition to the College of Psychotherapy LG, Anna is on the LG for the Somatic Psychotherapy modality within the College.