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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.
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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
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
Shonah Louise Tomkins
Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Rose Sze Yu Chan Natasha Jane Power Dixon
Amelia Jane Best
Jules Frances Bailey Silva
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
Emma Kate Louise Lowe
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Shezana Mumtaz Aslam
Madeline Mae Black
Alex Celeste Griffiths
Maria Justine Marshall
Hannah Mae Schena
Robert Thomas Thomson
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Taasha Vischa Balakas-Patterson
Rebecca Louise Barbie
Lisa Kay Batson
Emily Maya Clinch
Sally Jane Hood
Elwin Zi Cong Hu
Brittany June Keeler
Erin Louise Kelly
Thomas Michael Murphy
Jessica Grace Pearson
Emily Jane Sterling
Rebecca Kelly Strange
Sarah Louise Teape
Bree Ashley Van Ryswyk
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Michelle Maree Allsop
Edward Douglas Lewis Buchanan
Casey Paige Cilia
Isabelle De Luca
Katherine Violet Elenitsas
Samantha Louise Habel
Rebecca Lee Moorfoot