Clinical Social Worker - Youth & Family Therapist
John Chellew has a Bachelor of Social Work and an Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy and over 20 years' professional experience in Child and Adolescent social work.
• Leading School Refusal Social Worker in Melbourne
• Clinician, Speaker and Trainer in School Refusal
• Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
As a clinical Child, Adolescent and Family Social Worker, I am passionate about helping young people and their families achieve better emotional and mental health.
In my work, I draw on a range of treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, structural family therapy mindfulness and psycho-education with individuals, parents and groups for young men.
In my practice I provide psychological services for children, adolescents and their families for a wide range of issues including:
- school refusal
- anxiety and phobias
- low self-esteem
- drug and alcohol
- social difficulties
- offending behaviour
- behavioural problems
- self harm
- family conflict
- grief and loss
- adjustment to parental separation and divorce
- sleep disorders
- anger management problems
- parenting difficulties
John's background experience is in community, educational and public mental health settings, including several year’s experience within the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service at Monash Health; and more recently with Headspace Elsternwick and has most recently been employed as a school counsellor at the Caulfield Park Community School (now Oakwood School).
As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers, I am eligible for registration with the Victorian Association of Family Therapy I am committed to the ethical standards of these Associations and ensure the highest standard of confidentiality and professional practice is maintained.
With over 20 years' experience teaching & training, Kerry supports the clinic as a knowledgable and supportive advocate for your child's needs at school. Kerry also supports our 'School Refusal' Professional Development training program for schools.
- School Refusal & School liaison support
- Professional Development opportunities