Keynote Speaker – Dr Cathy Kezelman AM.

Keynote Speaker – Dr Cathy Kezelman AM.

We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for the 2021 Glasser Australia National Conference: Exploring the Freedom of Choice – A conference like no other!

Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM is a medical practitioner, mental health consumer advocate, President and Executive Director of Blue Knot Foundation National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma.

We look forward to welcoming Cathy to the 2021 Glasser Australia National Conference on the Gold Coast.

Cathy’s keynote address:

A trauma-informed world: the role of healthy relationships in recovery from complex trauma.

More to learn about Cathy:

Dr Cathy Kezelan AM is a past director of the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), past member of the Mental Health Community Advisory Council (NSW) and of Independent Advisory Council on Redress.

Cathy worked in medical practice for 20 years, mostly as a GP. Under her stewardship Blue Knot Foundation has grown from a peer support organisation to a national centre of excellence combining a prominent consumer voice with that of researchers, academics and clinicians advocating for socio-political trauma-informed change and informed responsiveness to complex trauma.

She is a prominent voice in the media and at conferences, as well as author of a memoir chronicling her journey of recovery from child sexual abuse: Innocence Revisited – a tale in parts. She is co-author of multiple seminal Blue Knot Foundation documents, and a range of other articles and publications.

On Australia Day 2015 Cathy was awarded an AM ‘for significant service to community health as a supporter and advocate for survivors of child abuse’ and in 2020 the Pierre Janet Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation for the best clinical, theoretical or research paper in the field of dissociation and/or trauma in the past year.

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