Ali's passion lies in social justice and representing the voices of young people. Ali is committed to her practice of fulfilling her passion in supporting and empowering children and their families through the development and provision of therapeutic support, early psychosocial interventions, and psychoeducation.

Ali's professional experience includes advocacy for children and families both locally and internationally, and more recently, she has spent the last 3 years focusing on her passion for working with children, young people and their families/carers who have experienced trauma, harm, neglect, as well as psychological, developmental, and psychosocial complexities.

Previously, Ali worked as a Family Support practitioner and a Family Intervention Service practitioner, providing specialist intensive trauma-informed services for children and young people aged 0-18 years involved in the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, Child Safety Services, or that are under departmental intervention, child protection orders and out-of-home care.

Ali's practice includes a comprehensive and holistic psychosocial approach to address the full range of social and psychological needs, strengths and stressors of children, young people, and their families. This is underpinned by the importance of effectively addressing the social and emotional issues that are impacting on the health, development, and wellbeing of the child and their family.

Lastly, Ali's framework of practice incorporates a strong focus on trauma informed, child centred and attachment and relational-based work with children.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Social Work (Professionally Qualifying) - currently studying
  • Certificate in Play Therapy Studies - Completing 2021/2022
  • Affiliate Member, Play Therapy Practitioners Association (PTPA)
  • Registration with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)