Profile:

Alison Brown is a registered Australian psychologist, an experienced teacher, a parent and author. She was a committee member and Vice President of the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children over six years, has presented at a number of state, national and international conferences in the areas of technology, gifted education, and psychology, and has provided extensive consultation and training programs to schools in Australia, Switzerland, Germany and America.

Alison brings experience from both an educational and psychological background. Having taught for seven years at Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne and worked as a school psychologist at Mosman Preparatory School and Kincoppal-Rose Bay, Sydney, she has first-hand experience in recognizing and catering for the social, emotional, and academic needs of students. With a post-graduate degree in child and adolescent psychology, Alison established a private practice in Melbourne, in 2004, with a particular interest in the areas of parenting, counseling, and gifted children.

Alison returned to Australia in 2018, after 6 years in New York and New Jersey, USA, where she worked across a number of school districts as a consultant in gifted education, and as Adjunct Professor of Exceptional Child Psychology at Seton Hall University. Alison was a trustee and VP on the board of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, has published a number of books (both counselling and educational resources), and is currently completing a PhD through La Trobe University looking at the benefits of using narrative therapy with children in counseling.

Contact information:

email:          alisonbrownvic@gmail.com

cell:             0421 850806

webpage:     www.advocacy-for-kids.com

facebook:     www.facebook.com/advocacyforkids

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