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Dr Jeff Nelson

Psychologist, Qld

Jeff Nelson is a clinical psychologist working in the North Queensland region in private practice; in boarding schools that cater specifically for Indigenous students; and with men in the correctional services system.

Jeff is an Aboriginal man from Cairns and works predominantly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. His focus on working with this cohort has allowed the development, in his opinion, of a range of effective strategies targeting emotional regulation and positive decision making in environments that are sometimes stubbornly resistant to change. A majority of his work in schools involves using assessment to inform systems and family-based intervention with intention to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people equitable access to opportunity and to enjoy positive life outcomes.

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.