Canberra and Region Leadership Group


 Elizabeth Yuile has had a deep interest in the development and promotion of the profession of counselling over the past 20 years. She served for several years on the CAPACAR committee including three years as president. She has both lectured and convened the Post-Graduate Counselling program at the University of Canberra. Elizabeth is now working in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor and has previous experience in community organisations. Her clinical focus has been loss and grief and is currently completing a PhD in the area of meaning making and younger onset dementia.


 Willi Bottcher is student volunteer on the Leadership Group. She is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who runs Groups for an acute psychiatric inpatient unit at Canberra Hospital. As part of her training, in 1991, Annette Fisher presented psychodrama to her class as a non-medical model to promote mental health. Willi was hooked, and she still is. Willi is a firm believer that the role of ‘Creative Genius’ is in all people; as was first expressed by Dr Jacob Moreno, the founder of Psychodrama.