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Craig Brown (QMACA)
Member of the Australian Counselling Association

Qualifications:
B.A.Ed / Adult Education
B.H.S / Health Sciences
Diploma of Aboriginal & Community Counselling


 



Libby Brown (Ba.A.Ed)


Qualifications:
B.A.Ed / Adult Education and Counselling
Cert. IV Aboriginal Health Work
ECAV Education Center Against Violence
My name is Craig Brown. My families are from the Gumbainggir (Urunga), Dainggatti (Kempsey) and Bundjalung (Coraki) nations. I have lived and worked in Western Sydney for most of my life. I have an extensive knowledge of traditions and culture by travelling around Australia. I have lived in rural and remote communities and have a thorough understanding of lifestyles, experiences and issues that impact Aboriginal people. My knowledge has been extended through study and work.

I have worked in various fields of social welfare in departments like health, education, employment and housing. I have completed a Bachelor of Adult Education, a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Diploma of Aboriginal Family and Community Counselling. I have also been trained in Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Mental Health Assessment, Senior St Johns First Aid, Strength Focused Interviewing, Cert IV in Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health First Aid Instruction and Juvenile Justice Mentoring. I further have completed numerous courses in Business Administration and Employment. I have developed training in Aboriginal Suicide Awareness and facilitated numerous workshops in health, including Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Aboriginal Mental Health. I am now a qualified member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and have worked in mental health for the past six years. My approach when working with my people is solution focused and strength based. These approaches are empowering and develop resilience. I am passionate and professional when working with our communities.

My name is Libby Brown and my people are Biripi (Taree/Forster). I have lived and worked in western Sydney almost all my life.

I have qualifications in Adult Education and Counselling and have worked in health and education. My experiences have developed by being an educator at university and TAFE. I have over ten years experience in working in this field and I am currently still working in education, with a passion to support our communities. I have also completed training in ECAV Education Centre Against Violence, which is focused in supporting our communities.

I further have experience in working in drug and alcohol and have extensive knowledge of drug & alcohol issues that impact our people. I have attained Certificate IV Training & Assessment TAFE, Counselling On The Run Training and numerous accredited courses.
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