PhD, Practice Director, Family Systems Therapist, writer, speaker and Parent Hope Project coach
Dr Jenny Brown
BSoc Stud (USyd); MSc (Columbia Univ); PhD (UNSW)
Clinical member and supervisor AAFT; accredited mental health worker Medicare AASW
Plus Dip of Fam. Therapy. (Relationships Australia); Externship Couple & Family Ther. (Fam. Institute Westchester New York); Systems Supervisor 1 year program (Tavistock London)
After over 35 years of broad clinical practice, Jenny is now focussing on her Parent Programs – including the Parent Hope Project: An intervention in child and adolescent mental health via a manualised program for parents: www.parentproject.com.au
She offers clinical appointments on Wednesday mornings and Thursdays for parents concerned about the mental health of one or more of their children (from toddlers to 20+yr old’s).
Cost for clinical work $220 p/h. Some reduced fee sessions for lower-income clients – (to be discussed with Jenny directly).
Rebates are available under Medicare and through Teachers Health, UniHealth & Nurses and Midwives Health. Medicare Provider No: 2685962W
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 Family Systems Institute in 2004 (now Director Emeritus of the FSI). Jenny’s training and experience spans working and training in programs in Sydney, New York and London.
She is the 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.
Accredited to use the PARENT HOPE PROJECT & PARENT CONFIDENCE PROJECT, manualised programs (developer of the PARENT HOPE PROJECT & PARENT CONFIDENCE PROJECT)