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Dr. Laurie MacKinnon

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Ongoing Consultant

Relationships Australia NSW
 
Background

Employment History

  • Board of Assessors
    Journal of Family Therapy
  • Board of Assessors
    Journal of Systemic Therapy

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD
  • PhD.
  • Ph.D.
  • doctorate
  • Ph.D
  • Ph.D. Insite Therapy
20 Total References
Web References
Laurie MacKinnon PhD - Training and Consultation
insiteconsulting.com.au, 15 Nov 2011 [cached]
Laurie MacKinnon PhD
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Over the last three decades, Laurie MacKinnon has provided couple and family therapy training in Sydney and surrounding areas with the aim of helping more therapists help more couples and families.
In the early 1980s, she introduced the Milan family therapy approach to Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW, formerly known as Marriage Guidance Council of NSW) and along with Kerrie James, was instrumental in developing the first family therapy training program for RANSW, one of the first in the Australia to train family therapists using live supervision with client families. This training program became the template for future couple and family therapy training programs at Relationships Australia.
In providing supervision to psychologists and social workers at health centres in New South Wales, Laurie became aware of the difficulties therapists faced when working with families referred from child protection authorities. This inspired her to undertake qualitative interviews with parents in 50 families who were clients of both therapists and child protection authorities, asking for their views on the "help" they were receiving from professionals. By gaining their perspective, Laurie was able develop an alternative approach to working with these families that was inherently more respectful and ultimately more successful.
Her approach was further refined through the live supervision and consultation to families she provided to a team of family therapists for several years at Dalmar, a community-based service in Penrith west of Sydney and then published in her book, Trust and Betrayal in the Treatment of Child Abuse.
Laurie's collaboration with the Dalmar team also included other projects such as the introduction of "Open Days", a solution to the problem of the impossibly long waiting lists for family therapy in Sydney's outer suburbs. Open Days offered single session, best practice, interviews for families seeking immediate access to a family therapist. After the team presented their work at a national conference, Open Days were implemented in many family therapy centres around Australia.
For many years, Laurie has been an ongoing consultant to Relationships Australia NSW where she supervises senior clinical staff. She also provides live supervision and consultation to the adolescent family therapy and mediation service known as RAPS. Her collaboration with the RAPS team has helped them develop innovative practices in areas such as adolescent violence and substance abuse, the intersection of couple issues and family therapy, working with families from a refugee background and using client feedback in enhancing therapists' practice.
Laurie has also been a long time consultant to Unifam Counselling and Mediation, providing live supervision and case consultation to couple and family therapists and case consultation to mediators working with couples following separation. Currently Laurie provides consultation to their senior staff.
Over the last 25 years, Laurie has provided family therapy supervision to several teams of psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses working with in NSW area health centres. For the last five years she has supervised at Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in Campbelltown area where she currently provides live consultation interviews with families for the benefit of families and the training of staff.
Laurie has had a long-time interest in helping families heal from the destructive effects of abuse and violence. Over the last five years, she received advanced training in therapeutic approaches to resolving trauma and has integrated these approaches into her knowledge and practice of couple and family therapy. Her current interest is in helping more therapists, help more people, more effectively by teaching therapists trauma-based techniques that can more quickly resolve individual and couple issues charged with negative affect.
Laurie MacKinnon PhD - Profile
insiteconsulting.com.au, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Laurie MacKinnon PhD
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Over the last 25 years, Laurie MacKinnon Ph.D. has provided therapy to individuals, couples and families in Sydney. She has trained and supervised a generation of Sydney's couple and family therapists and provided consultation to many of Sydney's counselling organisations.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Laurie MacKinnon qualified as a clinical social worker and worked in a psychiatric emergency services, a hospital and community outpatient therapy clinics, an aged care facility and as a community worker on a First Nations Cree reservation. She trained and later worked as a family therapist and supervisor at the Family Therapy Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, whose reputation for excellence attracted visiting international family therapists including the Milan Associates.
Laurie completed her doctorate in Sydney and her research informed her book, Trust and Betrayal in the Treatment of Child Abuse. She has published on a wide range of topics within the field of couple and family therapy, presented nationally and internationally and has led several of the teams she has supervised in presenting at national conferences. In May 2012, the American Family Therapy Academy recognised Laurie's work with the Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice Award. In October 2012, the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy awarded Laurie the Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy.
She is on the board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy and the board of assessors for the Journal of Family Therapy (UK) and Journal of Systemic Therapy (USA).
Laurie MacKinnon PhD - Supervision & Consultation
insiteconsulting.com.au, 1 Sept 2011 [cached]
Laurie MacKinnon PhD
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Laurie MacKinnon provides in house supervision and consultation to therapists and clinical supervisors working in government and not for profits agencies.
She has been an ongoing consultant to Relationships Australia NSW where she supervises senior clinical staff and provides live supervision and consultation to the Adolescent Family Therapy and Mediation Service (RAPS)
Laurie has also been a long time consultant to Unifam Counselling and Mediation, providing live supervision and case consultation to couple and family therapists and case consultation to mediators working with couples following separation. Currently Laurie provides consultation to their senior staff.
Over the last 25 years, Laurie has provided family therapy supervision to several teams of psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses working with in NSW area health centres.
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For a list of Laurie's publications, click here: publications
Over the last 25 years, Laurie ...
www.aaft.asn.au [cached]
Over the last 25 years, Laurie MacKinnon Ph.D. has provided therapy to individuals, couples and families in Sydney. She has trained and supervised a generation of Sydney's couple and family therapists and provided consultation to many of Sydney's counselling organisations.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Laurie MacKinnon qualified as a clinical social worker and worked in a psychiatric emergency services, a hospital and community outpatient therapy clinics, an aged care facility and as a community worker on a First Nations Cree reservation. She trained and later worked as a family therapist and supervisor at the Family Therapy Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, whose reputation for excellence attracted visiting international family therapists including the Milan Associates.
Laurie completed her doctorate in Sydney and her research informed her book, Trust and Betrayal in the Treatment of Child Abuse. She has published on a wide range of topics within the field of couple and family therapy, presented nationally and internationally and has led several of the teams she has supervised in presenting at national conferences. In May 2012, the American Family Therapy Academy recognised Laurie's work with the Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice Award. In October 2012, the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy awarded Laurie the Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy.
She is on the board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy and the board of assessors for the Journal of Family Therapy (UK) and Journal of Systemic Therapy (USA).
Laurie MacKinnon Ph.D. -
insiteconsulting.com.au, 8 June 2013 [cached]
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