Jodie is a highly skilled, seasoned and knowledgeable registered and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and Nationally accredited Mediator (under Mediator Standards Board) with over 16 years of experience. Jodie also works as a coach, a Family Dispute Resolution clinical supervisor, and as a Restorative Engagement Facilitator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Defence Force. Since commencing work in the Family Law field, she has simultaneously held clinical practice and training roles leading and supporting professional best practice.
Jodie brings unique insight, extensive skills and knowledge with:
Jodie has developed and run nationally recognised training courses (accredited and non-accredited), specifically in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation, as well as a range of other Professional Development training options and short courses within the community services, welfare, education and legal services fields. Most recently at Relationships Australia Victoria, she held roles as Program Leader – FDR and Mediation Education, Training and Development, RAV.
Since 2014, Jodie has valued the opportunity of working in Restorative Justice with those experiencing abuse/victims of abuse, as a specialist Restorative Engagement Facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (currently the Commonwealth Ombudsman – DEFENCE). She is passionate about continuing this work and introducing these restorative engagement concepts into other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) areas.