I completed my Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation) at UWS and have been a member of the association since 2007. I have worked in my current role as Diversional Therapist at a mental health inpatient unit for the past 8 years specialising in child and adolescent. I have also had extensive experience working with disabilities including cerebral palsy and autism. I have had further education in the fields of Art Therapy and Sensory Integration, helping to improve the quality of life for many children and their families. I have had an active involvement with my local network group since starting in my current position and have been co-group leader since 2013. My involvement in the network group has greatly enhanced my knowledge, skills and networks both professionally and personally.
Since joining the DTA I have seen Diversional Therapy grow and develop as a professional body, and with my involvement on the board as the NSW state rep I can help to continue the improvements in the standard of Diversional Therapy practice and continue to raise our professional profile in the community. I have a passion and enthusiasm for education and believe that everyone should have access to ongoing education and professional development, and through this we can create a solid professional base for the future of Diversional Therapy.