Dr Jacqueline Amos is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Gestalt psychotherapist.
She worked as a community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) psychiatrist for seventeen years, where she supported many children and their families after experiencing trauma. Jacqueline now works for Centacare, Adelaide, in the Children’s Services Unit.
In her doctoral research, Jacqueline developed two complementary and clinically informative models of intergenerational transmission of trauma. These models were then used to understand the key objectives of treatment for families where the care and protection of children is compromised.
These objectives supported Jacqueline in developing an in-depth hypotheses about the mechanisms of action of a novel and effective dyadic psychotherapy, Parallel Parent and Child Therapy, for mothers and children caught in intergenerational cycles of maltreatment.