Debbie Haynes

Clinical Psychologist Registrar, NSW

Debbie Haynes is a proud Gamilaraay woman through her maternal ancestry and her paternal family are connected to the Wirangu and Mirning people. She lives on Darkinyoong Country and works as a Clinical Psychology Registrar within NSW Out of Home Care, healing trauma through bringing culture to the face of western clinical methodologies. Debs’ completed clinical psychology masters thesis was titled, “The Effectiveness of Trauma Based Therapies for Aboriginal Children in NSW Out of Home Care”. Her Debbie is furthering this work with her PhD which will focus on embedding the Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) model into Clinical Practice for registered health practitioners. She has worked across a number of different government and non-government roles, private practice, primary health care, disability and neurodiverse organisations. Her current position aligns with her passion for working with children and families building on the strengths of families, children and communities.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.