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Wendy Bunston

Consultant, Trainer and Author

About Me

Dr Wendy Bunston is a vibrant and passionate speaker who runs wb training and consultancy and is an associate teacher at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia. She has worked in the child and family welfare sector for nearly 30 years and previously managed the multi-award winning Addressing Family Violence Programs (AFVP) in the Integrated Mental Health Program of Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital for some 16 years as well as working as a senior clinician and consultant family therapist. The AFVP program developed specialist group work interventions for children and their mothers (Parkas – Parents Accepting Responsibility Kids Are Safe), The Peek a Boo Club TM (for infants and their mothers), BuBs On Board (Building up Bonds – in women’s refuges) and Dads On Board TM (for infants and their fathers).

Wendy’s PhD won the prestigious Nancy Millis award and was titled “How Refuge provides ‘refuge’ to Infants: Exploring the ways in which ‘refuge’ is provided to, and experienced by, infants entering crisis accommodation with their mothers after fleeing family violence”. She specialises in working with infants, children and their parents impacted by family violence. Wendy provides clinical supervision and training to multiple early childhood services across Melbourne. She is a senior clinical social worker with a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy and further post graduate qualifications in Organisational Dynamics and Infant Mental Health. Wendy is the author of multiple international articles, chapters and books regarding infants, children, family violence and relational trauma. Wendy’s book, Helping babies and children to heal after family violence was released mid-2017 and published by UK publishers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Address:
WB Training & Consultancy
PO Box 750,
Moonee Ponds, 3039

Qualifications

PhD
Grad Dip in Infant Mental Health
Grad Cert in Organisational Dynamics
Masters in Family Therapy
Bachelor of Social Work
Clinical Membership (AAFT)
Clinical Member, College of Social Work

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