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Averil Cook

Bodhi & Psychology Pty Ltd

Dr Averil Cook is an innovative thinker and practitioner. Trained as a clinical psychologist and systemic family therapist Averil has been in leadership in psychology training programs and academia, NSW health services and hospitals, and now as Director of Bodhi & Psychology a clinical service that works towards decolonising therapy and clinician practices through therapy, training, supervision and consultation. Across her career Averil has been passionate about social justice and has woven this into her work supervising and training psychologists, in her work with mental health organisations and in research. Her current work includes research collaborations examining climate change on the mental health of diverse communities with NSW health, the Bureau of Meterology and the Ingham Institute, and consulting to the Human Rights Commission to support intersectional and embodied change through policy, politics and social- justice. Averil brings these concepts to her work supervising mental health teams and therapists wishing to engage on pathway of decolonising themselves and their therapeutic work with clients.

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