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Maxine Rosenfield (BSc., Grad Dip Couns., Dip Training and Learning Development CMPACFA, CMCAPA, CMBACP) is a counsellor, an educator and a clinical supervisor, who has extensive experience in counselling, life coaching, clinical supervision, and training and education. Maxine grew up in the United Kingdom and moved to Sydney 22 years ago. She is self-employed and provides training and supervision to organisations in the community sector. She also works as a counsellor and clinical supervisor in private practice, treating clients face-to-face, by phone and by Zoom.
In addition to teaching online, Maxine teaches on campus for courses including VET and Bachelors courses for counselling and social work students. She regularly supervises undergraduate students on their clinical placements. She teaches at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and Western Sydney University. She also teaches international students, some of whom have come to Australia as refugees, studying a Bachelor of Community Services at Stott’s College.
Maxine has always been passionate about the phone as a distinct and different counselling modality, hence her books about phone counselling, most recently ‘Telephone Counselling – A Handbook for Practitioners’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), are well received. She teaches both phone and online (mostly Zoom) techniques, knowing that without specialised training, clients can suffer. Maxine is the Past President of CAPA, the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW. She has recently stepped down from the PACFA Ethics Committee, but she remains a Board member of the Australasian Association of Supervision, and is a co-founder and former Board member of Cancer Counselling Professionals Inc.