Megan offers assistance to Health and Human Services Sectors in developing specific Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programs tailored to the needs of the service or institution. Her extensive experience in DBT training gives her first hand knowledge of what can work in a system that wishes to begin offering DBT in their sector or in their client groups. Megan’s training is based on the training she received from Prof. Marsha Linehan’s intensive DBT Trainers.
Megan previously co-ordinated all DBT programs at Sydney Clinic in Bronte for 5 years before moving further north to Tweed Heads. Megan offers training and supervision to staff, individuals and to systems that want to incorporate this form of treatment in their workplace. Megan has developed a 2 Day Intensive DBT Training which includes explanation of the ‘standard model’ of DBT and the strategies and skills taught in skills training groups. She has trained over 1500 health care workers over the last 5 years. Some of the places Megan has been contracted to provide this 2 Day Intensive DBT Training are Mt.Isa , CAMHS Adelaide, Anglicare in Gladstone and Rockhampton, Nepean Hospital Penrith, Mission Australia Launceston, Partners in Recover Staff in regional Queensland and New South Wales, Bunbury Western Australia, Cairns,Tasmanian Education Department etc. Megan also offers clinical supervision in general psychotherapy/counselling and art psychotherapy.
Megan is enthusiastic about how DBT can assist sufferers of emotional dysregulation. She has trained many allied health professionals in the use of DBT alone and also in the use of DBT alongside an experiential therapy, Art Therapy. Megan has presented both in Australia and internationally on the subject of DBT/Art Therapy and its uses in mental health arenas and has published her work in ANZJAT Vol 3 2008. Megan is an invited guest lecture for the Master of Psychology students at Bond University. Megan presents her work widely at Mental Health conferences both in Australia and overseas.