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About Highland Family Consultant

William Lawreance

William is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and the Director of Highland Family Consultant. Prior to entering into private practice and his own firm, William worked in the areas of justice (Legal Aid QLD), across all areas of QLD Health including Acute Mental Health, Children’s Services, QUT (Tertiary Education – Associate Lecturer in Faculty of Health and Social Work) and Relationships Australia (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Child Inclusive Practitioner). Through his studies he found a passion… Read More

William Lawreance

William is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and the Director of Highland Family Consultant.
Prior to entering into private practice and his own firm, William worked in the areas of justice (Legal Aid QLD), across all areas of QLD Health including Acute Mental Health, Children’s Services, QUT (Tertiary Education – Associate Lecturer in Faculty of Health and Social Work) and Relationships Australia (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Child Inclusive Practitioner).

Through his studies he found a passion for additional study in the areas of Psychology, Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and assisting children and families in the area of conducting Family Reports and Social Assessment Reports.

William is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) and is registered with the Federal Attorney General as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. He is also registered with the State Attorney General as a JP Qual.

William has a strong ethical and social background, having worked with families in the health and justice systems, and he has extensive experience in the areas of conducting Social Assessments Reports for the Children’s Court of Queensland, and Family Reports for the Family Court of Australia, and prepares reports for both court systems.

William is an independent report writer and does not directly work for the Department of Child Safety (DOCS), Legal practitioners or the court systems, and he is a child-focused practitioner, keeping your child/children’s best interest at the forefront of the report writing process.

William is continuously expanding his knowledge in the areas of Family Report and Social Assessment Reports through ongoing professional development in the areas of Complex Trauma including (CPTSD), Detection of Overall Risk Screen (DOORS), Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma (Trauma & PTSD), Post-Graduate study in Psychology, and he is undertaking study in a Masters of Domestic and Family Violence Practice.
In his spare time, William loves nothing more than spending his time with his family and walking his dogs along the beach.

Whatever your situation regarding your family, children’s or your individual needs, we are here to guide and help you through your personal situation.
Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your situation in more detail.

Qualifications:

a) Family Consultant – Regulation7, Appointed 15 April 2019.
b) Mental Health Accredited Social Worker; April 2015;
c) Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology; conferred December 2014;
d) Bachelor of Social Work, (Honours); conferred July 2010;
e) Graduate Diploma (Disp. Res) Registered FDRP (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner); Conferred June 2011, including child inclusive mediation;
f) JP (Qual); May 2003;
g) Medicare Provider; April 2015.

Training Completed.
a) Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT);
b) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
c) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
d) Complex Trauma including CPTSD;
e) Detection of Overall Risk Screen (DOORS).
f) Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma (Trauma & PTSD)
g) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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Kerry Lawreance

Kerry is the Business Practice Manager of Highland Family Consultant and manages all aspects of the practice. Previous to this, Kerry was the Practice Manager for two General Surgeons in the Brisbane area and managed all aspects of their busy practices. Prior to managing the General Surgeons Practices, Kerry was employed within QLD Health as a Registered Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in the General Surgical Wards. Kerry also worked in the areas of the Central Sterilization Department, and as… Read More

Kerry Lawreance

Kerry is the Business Practice Manager of Highland Family Consultant and manages all aspects of the practice. Previous to this, Kerry was the Practice Manager for two General Surgeons in the Brisbane area and managed all aspects of their busy practices.

Prior to managing the General Surgeons Practices, Kerry was employed within QLD Health as a Registered Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in the General Surgical Wards. Kerry also worked in the areas of the Central Sterilization Department, and as the Elective Surgery Waiting List Bookings Manager in the Operating Theatres in QLD Health.

In her spare time, Kerry loves to read novels, spend time with her family and walk her dogs along the beach.
Kerry’s, warm and caring nature and desire to help you, is demonstrated in her role as the first point of contact within our office.

Please feel free to contact Kerry on 0416 197 929 to discuss your situation and individual circumstance with her.

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