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Daphne, Middleton

Business name Daphne Middleton
Telephone 0404014343
Practice address Practice Address:
PO Box 124,
Various Locations including Regional West Australia,
Claremont, Fremantle, WA, 6010, 6000
Offers Online/telephone services Yes
Provider for
  • Individuals
  • Agencies
  • Groups
Field of Practice - specialities/special interest/area of expertise of supervisor
  • Mental Health
  • Child protection
  • Child and Family Services
  • Disability
  • Sexual Assault
  • Family Violence
  • Community development
  • Trauma
  • Organisational development/workplace issues
  • Conflict management/mediation
  • Community health
  • Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Rural/remote
Practice approaches/methods/area of expertise of supervisor
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Group work
  • Family therapy
  • Critical social work practice (anti-oppressive/feminist practice approaches)
  • General counselling
  • Crisis intervention/task centred practice
  • Task centred
Client group experience/interest/area of expertise of supervisor
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Refugee and Asylum Seekers
  • Culturally linguistic and diverse
  • Women
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Men
  • Aged
  • Couples
  • Families
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Yes

Daphne Middleton is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW Member & AMHSW) and Clinical Supervisor with over 25 years experience in human services and education including holding senior positions over 12 years for the Western Australian Health Department Child and Adolescent Mental Health service, providing Advanced Case Management for complex client issues along with project and field research roles, Child Development Social Work, Child Protection and Tertiary Educational services. Daphne is known for her therapeutic support focus that allows professional helpers to experience a calm and productive space for shared reflection. She helps workers to bring clarity to their work so they may evolve themselves and their practice. She uses a mix of mentoring, coaching, trauma informed , narrative therapy approaches so that workers can achieve a high level of self awareness. She is an experienced Clinical Supervisor who has worked in a dedicated Professional Excellence role as a Consultant. She has provided Clinical Supervision (Individual and Group Supervision) for over 70 staff of various professions and has attended professional development training in External Supervision to enhance that role. Daphne provides University Field Educator, External Social Work Supervision as a Sessional Academic for Edith Cowan University. She utilises her teaching experience and experience in providing all aspects of university post graduate programs. She has provided sessional lecturing and unit coordination for Murdoch and Curtin University in their Masters of Counselling, Health Sciences and Social Work Degree Programs. Daphne also draws on her current experience as a mental health private practitioner and is registered as a Medicare provider. She receives child and adolescent and young adult mental health referrals under the Medicare Better Access and Chronic Disease Management programs via GP referrals. She has also provided independent Professional Development Trainings and Independent Consultancy based on teaching a Narrative Therapy approach to Expressive Art Therapy in counselling, facilitating Staff Art Projects for Team Building and Conferences and has designed Pilot Art Therapy Projects for specific populations.

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