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Pearl Fernandes

Photo Pearl Fernandes RectangularPearl Fernandes is a psychologist, with over 15 years’ experience working with refugees and asylum seekers at STARTTS. She has extensive work experiences with asylum seekers and TPV holders and has expertise both with    individual and therapeutic group work with this client group. She published one of her group work with TPV holders in a chapter Burning in the fire’ the continuing saga1: An analysis of group work with Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) holders in NSW.  She enjoys using creative approaches when working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She has successfully trialled and implemented creative approaches when working with a traumatised population. Her most recent project has been the development of a therapeutic program ‘Jungle Tracks’. ‘Jungle Tracks’ is program that utilises a story telling approach in the treatment of traumatised adolescents and young children. In addition to providing direct services to this client group, she provides clinical supervision and training to staff at STARTTS, students and intern psychologists and allied health professionals. She has also presented papers at national and international conferences.

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