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  • Graduation Ceremony 16 May 2018

  • Acknowledgments Our Graduation Ceremony is being held on the land of the Wurundjeri Nations people and we respectfully acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land on which we are gathered. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today.

    A photographer will be taking photographs at the graduation. Your image may be used in Cairnmillar’s printed and electronic publications or social media sites for promotional and education purposes. Please contact us if you do not wish your image to be reproduced.

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  • The Cairnmillar Institute Graduation Ceremony 6:00pm Wednesday 16 May 2018 Hawthorn Arts Centre and Town Hall

  • Professor Kathryn von Treuer Executive Director

    Professor von Treuer commenced as Executive Director of the Institute in April 2016. She is a registered psychologist and an endorsed health and organisational psychologist, and sits on the Psychology Board of Australia. Her post graduate studies in psychology, together with her business qualifications, complement

    extensive industry experience in senior management across various sectors. Because of her commitment to the healthcare professions, psychological services, and education, she was invited to be an Honorary Associate Professor with the School of Medicine at Deakin University. Her research in education has been presented both nationally and internationally, and she is a significant contributor to the research undertaken by the Institute.

    Emeritus Professor Francis Macnab AM Founder

    Dr Francis Macnab AM founded the Cairnmillar Institute in 1961. The School of Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy was accredited as a Higher Education Provider in 2005. His distinguished career was marked by a curiosity for ideas, an originality of expression, and a history of excellence in his

    professional, academic, and religious communities. He has made a significant and ongoing contribution to the intellectual life of Australia and in countries throughout the world. Testimony to his intellectual integrity is to be found in many recognitions and awards: as a Member of the Order of Australia; as an Honorary Doctorate of Applied Science awarded by RMIT University, Melbourne; an Honorary Doctor of Divinity, awarded by the Aberdeen University, Scotland; and as the Sir James Darling Medal awarded by the Australian College of Educators for outstanding contributions to education.

    Welcome From the Council and Staff

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  • Mr Rowan Kennedy Chair of the Council

    Mr Rowan Kennedy has had a distinguished career in law and through his contribution to the community. He recently retired as a partner from the international law firm, Mallesons, Stephen Jaques (now King Wood Mallesons) after 37 years of service. He is a past president of the Victorian Division of the Heart

    Foundation. He is interested in environmentally sustainable industries, including the treatment of polluted water and the production of Natural Australian Pyrethrin. He is the director of a number of companies, and is involved in various organisations, charitable foundations, and sporting activities.

    The Hon Marcia Neave AO Chief Patron

    The Honourable Marcia Neave AO has had a long and distinguished career as a judge, lawyer, academic and public policy maker. She served as a Justice of the Victorian Court of Appeal prior to her appointment as Chair of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Her Honour has held Chairs at three Australian Universities, and

    was the Judge in Residence at The University of Melbourne Law School. She has a long standing interest in law reform, with a focus on gender and social issues, and was the founding Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

    Professor Ben Richardson Head of School

    Professor Ben Richardson joined Cairnmillar as the Head of School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016. Previously he worked at Deakin University as Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) where he had a strong focus on utilising educational technology to deliver high quality, personalised, and accessible

    learning experiences. His academic research focus is on utilising smartphones to obtain in the moment assessment of individuals’ feelings and behaviours which in turn facilitates tailored delivery of in-the-moment intervention.

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  • Congratulations From the Executive Director and the Head of School

    Prof Kathryn von Treuer Executive Director

    Prof Ben Richardson Head of School

    On behalf of the Institute and the broader Cairnmillar community, we extend to you our warmest congratulations for your outstanding collective achievements.

    At Cairnmillar, we specialise in training professionals who provide an exceptional service to their community and who can make a difference in their field.

    You graduate today equipped with a comprehensive skill set and we are excited to see how and where you apply it. Today’s ceremony is not only a hallmark of many years of hard work and commitment, but signifies the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It is a special occasion for you and for those who have supported you on your journey. Seize this opportunity to celebrate your achievements with your family,

    friends and lecturers. We welcome you all into the alumni of Cairnmillar, a valuable community that will continue to provide you with networks, education and support.

    We wish you well for your future.

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  • The Cairnmillar Mace Dr Michael Clarke

    The Cairnmillar Academic Staff

    The Graduands

    Executive Director Professor Kathryn von Treuer

    Chairman of the Cairnmillar Council Mr Rowan Kennedy

    The Chief Patron The Hon Marcia Neave AO

    Award Designate Mr Wal Reid

    The Council of the Cairnmillar Institute

    The Academic Board

    The Human Research Ethics Committee

    The Fellows of the Cairnmillar Institute

    The Academic Procession

  • Graduands The Chief Patron presents the Testamurs

    Carole Lesley Arbuckle

    Kayla Lee Byworth

    Joelle Jean-Louis

    Shonah Louise Tomkins

    In Absentia:

    Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Rose Sze Yu Chan Natasha Jane Power Dixon

    Amelia Jane Best

    Martin O’Hanrahan

    Patrick Ruggles

    Jules Frances Bailey Silva

    In Absentia:

    Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Kiriaki Brouvalis Client critical events in the development of secure attachment to therapist

    Timothy Robert Clark The psychotherapeutic relationship in massage therapy

    Natasha Jane Power Dixon Memories are not facts: A qualitative study of self identify

    Eka Kristina Not lost and forgotten: An exploration of therapists’ grief following the death of a client

    Vinh Huu Nguyen Long-distance relationships: Personal attributes, relationship investigation and commitment

    Sally Elizabeth Polmear The heartbeat of death: How does a person’s attitude to death affect the way they live?

    Marie Catherine Ward How Australian Registered General Nurses perceive their role in suicide prevention

    Siobhan Louise Barry

    Taylor James Dowling

    Annabelle Catherine Jeffries

    Michaela Klabanová

    Emma Kate Louise Lowe

    Yury Shamis

    In Absentia:

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  • Graduands

    Shezana Mumtaz Aslam

    Madeline Mae Black

    Hasan Ciftci

    Apeksha Das

    Madeline Gibson

    Alex Celeste Griffiths

    Maria Justine Marshall

    Hannah Mae Schena

    Robert Thomas Thomson

    In Absentia:

    Graduate Diploma of Psychology

    Taasha Vischa Balakas-Patterson

    Rebecca Louise Barbie

    Lisa Kay Batson

    Emily Maya Clinch

    Emma-mae Dumble

    Callum Farrell

    Claudia Geils

    Sally Jane Hood

    Elwin Zi Cong Hu

    Brittany June Keeler

    Adam Kelly

    Erin Louise Kelly

    Rhiannon Lewis

    Thomas Manthos

    Thomas Michael Murphy

    Jessica Grace Pearson

    Jasmien Silberbauer

    Constantina Socratous

    Emily Jane Sterling

    Rebecca Kelly Strange

    Sarah Louise Teape

    Bree Ashley Van Ryswyk

    Owen Walker

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  • Graduands

    Michelle Maree Allsop

    Edward Douglas Lewis Buchanan

    Casey Paige Cilia

    Julia Clark

    Isabelle De Luca

    Katherine Violet Elenitsas

    Serife Erten

    Sarah Felsinger

    Sebastian Francese

    Samantha Louise Habel

    Jacqueline Hibberd

    Chelsea Huddle

    Anne Iannazzo

    Angela Karamalakis

    Katrina McCleave

    Helen Miller

    Rebecca Lee Moorfoot

    Zahra Noori

    Thomas O’Halloran

    Edward Pascoe

    Darren Perry


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