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.