Dr Sophie Lea

Dr Sophie Lea

Monash University (Australia)

Dr Sophie Lea 

BTeach(Prim.), BEd, GCEdRes, MCouns, PhD

MACA (Level 4), ACA College of Supervisors, VIT, ANZMH, ARCAP.

Dr Sophie Lea is an experienced and qualified academic, counsellor, teacher, youth mental health consultant and clinical supervisor with 25 years of experience working in the helping professions.

She is currently an academic in The School of Educational Psychology and Counselling at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and teaches in the Master of Counselling program. Her research fields are therapist wellbeing, healthcare design, trauma-informed practices, and youth mental health.

Dr Lea is a co-founder and director of Kind Schools Ltd, a not-for-profit focused on bullying prevention, launching in 2022 and an advisory board member for Resilient Youth Australia.

She is passionate about supporting client and therapist mental health and wellness by implementing evidence-based, practical, and supportive approaches in therapeutic, educational and supervisory settings.


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Ma. Subramanian

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Dr Shruthi and Pooja Nair

Dr Shruthi and Pooja Nair

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Ms Pooja Nair

Ms Pooja Nair

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Queer Affirmative Counseling Practice

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Dr Shruti Chakravarty

Dr Shruti Chakravarty

Chief Advisor at Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI)

Queer Affirmative Counseling Practice

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Jon Sperry, Ph.D

Jon Sperry, Ph.D

Lynn University (USA)

Culturally Responsive Case conceptualization

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Ms Lindsay Turner

Ms Lindsay Turner

Barry University (USA)

Lindsay Turner, MS is clinical mental health counselor. She works in a private practice in Florida and received her MS at Lynn University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Barry University.

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Toni Knight

Toni Knight

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (awarded with Distinction), Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy.

From Compassion fatigue to Compassionate Presence

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Dr Nadine Pelling BA (Hon.), MA, PhD

Dr Nadine Pelling BA (Hon.), MA, PhD

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Senior Lecturer – Clinical Psychology/Counselling & Interpersonal Skills - UniSA: Justice and Society

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Paper Presentations

Paper Presentations

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Dr Jan Sky

Dr Jan Sky

Neuropsychotherapist; Supervisor; Educator (Australia)

Brain Potential, Leadership Powered by Neuroscience - Jan is a graduate of Applied Neuroscience and uses her understanding of brain function applying this knowledge to enhance leadership applications and outcomes.

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Dr Sumathi Narayanan

Dr Sumathi Narayanan

President of Creative Communication and Management Center, Chennai

Panel Moderator - Ph. D in HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Department of Psychology, University of Madras

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Masooma Mahtabi

Masooma Mahtabi

United Nation Department of Safety and Security (Afganistan)

Bachelor’s Degree from Kabul University, Faculty of Psychology and Education, my master’s degree in Applied Psychology, specialization in counseling

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Dr Nivedita Chalill

Dr Nivedita Chalill

Courageous Compassion | Applying Buddhist Psychology to a Contemporary Context

Nivedita is the founder of ARTH (2014), a mental health initiative that offers Counselling and Arts Based Therapy services for people dealing with Mental health issues.

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Sibylle Cseri

Sibylle Cseri

BFA (Univ. of New Mexico, USA), M.A. Art Psychotherapy (Univ. of Barcelona, Spain), art therapist, lecturer and supervisor based in Barcelona, Spain

WORKING WITH CREATIVE PROCESS' IN ART THERAPY TREATMENT

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David ‘Bhakti’ Gotlieb

David ‘Bhakti’ Gotlieb

M.App.Sci.Crit.Psych. Grad Dip Social Ecology, ACA College of Supervision (Australia)

Precision in Counselling - linking Healing Inner Conflict (HIC) to Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Compassionate Inquiry (Dr Gabor Maté)...

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Dr Stephani Stephens

Dr Stephani Stephens

Jungian oriented psychotherapist and a lecturer in Counselling at the University of Canberra (Australia)

Broaching: How we support our clients to talk about Race

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Christian Henrichs

Christian Henrichs

Dipl.-Psych. (Bonn, D), M.Phil. (Bristol, UK), psychological psychotherapist (LPA Hesse)

The Capacity to Deal with Cultural Diversity from the Perspective of Positive Psychotherapy

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Aparna Joshi

Aparna Joshi

Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS (India)

Panel Moderator - Assistant Professor with the School of Human Ecology

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Matthew Povey

Matthew Povey

Trauma Therapist and Supervisor at Riverina Counselling (Australia)

Matthew Povey is a Social Worker, Counselor and Clinical Supervisor with over 10 years experience in trauma, personality issues and complex illness with adults and children

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Dr. Saraswathi Bhaskar

Dr. Saraswathi Bhaskar

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Adoption Counseling Competency Seminar

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Dr Narendra Sing Thagunna

Dr Narendra Sing Thagunna

Founder / Vice President of the Association of Psychologists in Nepal (APN)

Narendra Sing Thagunna was awarded his Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Psychology in 2010 from Kumaun University, India

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Dr Adelaida C.Gines

Dr Adelaida C.Gines

Former Vice President for Academics at Philippine Normal University

Former Vice President for Academics, Philippine Normal University and Immediate Past President, Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association(PGCA)

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Peer Mohamed Azees

Peer Mohamed Azees

Founder of IPPODHU (India)

Mental Health and Media: Shaping up Peace

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Swami Vinayakanandaji

Swami Vinayakanandaji

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama (India)

The Inevitability Of Spirituality For Generating Perfect Mental Health

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Dr Philip Armstrong

Dr Philip Armstrong

CEO Australian Counselling Association (Australia)

Adjunct Senior Industry Fellow of the University of South Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Counselling Association.

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Dr Sophie Lea

Dr Sophie Lea

Monash University (Australia)

Providing Supervision to Early-Career Mental-Health Professionals using a CPR Framework

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Associate Professor George Davy Vera, PhD

Associate Professor George Davy Vera, PhD

Barry University, Florida (USA)

Key Note on Counselling Supervision

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Dr Kanthi Hettigoda

Dr Kanthi Hettigoda

Clinical Psychologist for the Sri Lanka Navy (Sri Lanka)

Panel Discussion: Women in a Globalised World and Mental Health 

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Dr Shilpa Pandit

Dr Shilpa Pandit

Co-Founder at Dreampath Foundation (India)

Shilpa Pandit in her more than two decade long adventure has primarily identified herself as a researcher as it resonates with her being.

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Smriti Rana

Smriti Rana

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Dr Tripura Kashyap

Dr Tripura Kashyap

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Creative Movement Therapy (CMT)

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Tanya Ginwala

Tanya Ginwala

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Adventure Therapy Workshop

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Dr Vasuki Mathivanan

Dr Vasuki Mathivanan

Founder/President Indian Academy of Professional Supervisors (India)

Dr. Vasuki Mathivanan is an accomplished Psychologist with over 2 decades of experience in the field of mental health

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Tracy Milson

Tracy Milson

Australian Institute of Family Counselling (Australia)

Couple, Relationship and Pre-Marital Counselling

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Dr Farida D’Silva Dias

Dr Farida D’Silva Dias

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Melody Qu

Melody Qu

Bridging Hope (Australia)

Is hotline mental health service an effective way in supporting the Chinese Australian community?

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Dr G L Sampoorna

Dr G L Sampoorna

Rathna Center for Conscious Living (India)

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Didem Atahan Fabig, MS

Didem Atahan Fabig, MS

InVision (Germany)

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Dr Sam Manickam

Dr Sam Manickam

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"Is Psychology in India in the reverse gear?: Challenges and Future Directions in the Global context."

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