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Supporting Families Going Through Separation
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts for a discussion on collaborative care may help support families who are going through separation.

Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Belinda's story be better equipped to: 

  • Recognise the key principles of intervention and the roles of different practitioners in assessing, managing and supporting families going through separation
  • Explore tips and strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration between practitioners working with members of families experiencing mental health distress
  • Identify challenges to, and opportunities for collaboration that may emerge as practitioners from different disciplines work together to support families going through separation

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

  • Ms Vanessa Mathews (VIC Social Worker/Family Law specialist)
  • Dr. Catherine Boland (NSW Psychologist)
  • Dr. Michelle Phillips (QLD Psychiatrist)
  • Dr. Peter Maguire (WA General Practitioner)


  • Ms Vicki Cowling (VIC Social Worker/Psychologist


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