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Dr Cathy Kezelman

General Practitioner, NSW

Dr Cathy Kezelman  is director of ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse), a national organisation dedicated to meeting the often complex needs of the more than 2 million Australian adults abused as children.

She worked for 20 years in medical practice, mainly as a GP and over the last decade has held leadership roles in ASCA. In that time she has facilitated the introduction of evidence-based programs, education and training for health care professionals while advocating for trauma-informed approach to care and practice.

In 2010 Cathy published a  memoir early in 2010, Innocence Revisited – a tale in parts, which chronicles her battle with depression and suicidality, at the core of which was unresolved childhood trauma.

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.