Our Current PUP Trainers
Dr Paul Harnett, Clinical Psychologist, University of Queensland
Professor Sharon Dawe, Clinical Psychologist, Griffith University
Dr Sally Frye is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked for many years with disadvantaged families and has a strong interest in working with women and children involved in the criminal justice system. Sally lived and worked in the outback. As a psychologist in Kalgoorlie, WA, she was involved in the co-ordination of an outreach program designed to increase school attendance for young children. Most recently, since her arrival in Brisbane in 1999 she has been working with multiproblem families in both clinical and child abuse and neglect settings.
Moana Harlen is a Registered Psychologist. She is currently completing her Clinical Doctorate in Psychology with her research focusing on evaluating an adapted version of the PUP program in an Aboriginal community. She has a special interest in working with Indigenous Australians and has spent the past 9 years working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in both educational and health settings across remote, regional and urban contexts. Currently she is involved with the dissemination and adaptation of the PuP program in Cairns, Yarrabah, Rockhampton, and Townsville. She has also provided PUP as an intervention to families involved with the Department of Child Safety in a clinical setting.
Louise du Chesne is a Registered Psychologistand. She has worked with adolescents and families across a range of therapeutic settings including community mental health, private practice and drug and alcohol services. She has worked with families in group and individual contexts using the PUP model. She has a particular interest in recovery from traumatic events, including childhood sexual abuse, and works sensitively with clients to draw on their inherent strengths in order to address experiences of posttraumatic stress and other trauma-related conditions.
Vanessa Rendalls is a Registered Psychologist (NSW). She has worked as a clinician and researcher in the areas of substance misuse, multi-problem families and child protection since 1997, and was involved in the initial implementation of the PuP program. For the past 5 years she has worked in private practice in Northern NSW and as a consultant psychologist in care and protection for Life Without Barriers and the NSW Department of Community Services. In 2005, she also designed, implemented and evaluated a part of the Communities for Children project in the Lismore region. Vanessa currently continues to work in child care and protection and with the PuP program as a therapist, trainer and supervisor.