Sexuality and Gender Issues

  2 hours active CPD

Live CPD workshop: 20th November 2024 from 9am-10:30am AEST online via Zoom plus extra readings, activities and resources.

What's included?

  • Powerpoint slides
  • 1/2 hour reflective practice
  • 1.5 hour live CPD
  • Extra resources


This topic will focus on exploring what makes working in the areas of sexuality and gender, similar but different, and what contributes to the complexity. We will explore how this can be done mindfully and deliberately and how this practice intersects and is compatible with Feedback Informed Treatment.


Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own therapy practices as well as working through an extended case study which showcases therapy where multiple therapeutic frameworks have been employed. 

Dr Vanessa Spiller

With a focus on feedback-informed, private practice psychology Vanessa has nearly 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology. Her commitment to evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence has seen her evaluating her effectiveness with therapy clients for over a decade.

Vanessa has worked in a wide range of areas including child and family counselling, adult mental health, disability and homelessness, private practice as well as teaching in the tertiary sector. She was the owner of a successful private practice “JumpStart Psychology'' and still provides training and education about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum from that platform.

Vanessa has a passion for teaching and making information and concepts as accessible as possible for psychologists and clients alike. This is manifested in the recent publication of her book “Explained by Brain: The FASD workbook for parents, carers and educators who have tried everything or don’t know where to start”. 
"My passion is helping registrars convert complex theory into practical, engaging, client focused information accessible to everyone!"

Dr Vanessa Spiller

Clinical Psychologist, Team Leader and Trainer