Family therapist – Specialising in parent support for dealing with their children’s mental health and/or behavioural issues, and supervision of clinicians in the Child and Family field.
Dr Jenny Brown
BSoc Stud (USyd); MSc (Columbia U): PhD (UNSW)
Plus Dip of Fam. Ther.(RA); Externship Couple & Family Ther. (Fam. Instit. Westchester NY); Systems Supervisor 1 year program (Tavistock London)
Offers clinical appointments on Thursdays and Friday mornings. Org, consultations, seminars and family business consulting on other days. If it is not possible to find an appointment time with Jenny, she recommends people see her close clinical associates Anna Moss, Veronica Pym, Craig Foster, Larissa Olliffe or other counsellors at the practice.
Cost for clinical work $220 P/H. Some reduced fee sessions for lower income clients- (to be discussed with Jenny directly).
Jenny is a member of the AASW, a clinical member and supervisor with AAFT (Australian Association of Family Therapy) and a registered mental health worker under Medicare. Rebates available under Medicare and through Teachers Health, UniHealth & Nurses and Midwives Health. Medicare Provider No: 2685961H
Jenny is well known as an experienced and effective relationship health therapist. She has had a clinical practice on the lower North Shore since 1998 drawing from family systems thinking to assist families, couples and individuals. Jenny set up the Family Systems Practice and Institute in 2004. Jenny’s training and experience spans working and training in programs in Sydney, New York and London. She is author of: “Growing Yourself Up: How to bring your best to all of life’s relationships” -now in its second edition https://www.exislepublishing.com.au/Growing-Yourself-Up-2nd-edition.html , a number of professional articles and chapters and she also writes regular blogs on applying Bowen family systems theory: www.jennybrown.info
Jenny’s doctoral research was on parent’s experience of the child/adolescents mental health treatment. She continues to write and develop programs to assist parents who are committed to finding the best treatment pathways for their vulnerable child (from infancy to young adulthood) She has developed parenting programs from this research. In 2018 Jenny received the Australian Journal of Family Therapy award for distinguished contribution to the field, She regularly speaks at conferences and community events.
Jenny’s current focus is Parenting & mental health issues in children and young people
She has over 30 years’ clinical experience and supervises many teams and individuals in the CAMH field.
Jenny works with parents to assist them to adjust their interactions with their child (and parenting partner) in order to support their recovery of resilience. This has been the basis of years of research interest, culminating in a PhD in 2017.
Accredited to use the PARENT HOPE PROJECT & PARENT CONFIDENCE PROJECT, manualised programs (developer of the PARENT HOPE PROJECT & PARENT CONFIDENCE PROJECT)