Dr Nicole Milburn
Nicole is a very experienced Clinical Psychologist and member of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists. She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Association as a Registered Supervisor and has been active in training and professional development for psychologists and other mental health professionals all of her career.
Nicole is a specialist in infant mental health and regularly presents papers at both national and international Infant Mental Health conferences, including the recent World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress in Cape Town, April 2012. She has been instrumental in setting up the Introductory Certificate in Infant Mental Health of High Risk Infants, a four day training in collaboration with the Royal Children’s and Austin Hospitals.
Having been part of the Senior Management Team at Take Two since it began, Nicole has been instrumental in the establishment of the service particularly in the Western half of the state. She is committed to quality of clinical practice and has worked hard to instil this approach throughout the program.
Nicole has been a non-executive Director of Tweddle Child and Family Services since 2007, filled the role of Deputy Chair of the Board since November 2011, and in November 2012 was elected Chair. During her time on the Board of Tweddle she has overseen a change in the organisation's framework from a direct behavioural parenting service to one that targets the infant-parent relationship and embraces the complexity that modern vulnerable families present with.
Since her role as Program Manager of the Stargate Early Intervention Program Nicole has been committed to the right of every Child Protection client to receive appropriate assessment and treatment, and with colleagues she has published in a major international journal on this issue. She has been committed to appropriate research in this and other areas of mental health.
Throughout the years Nicole has also maintained an active private practice in the area of general clinical psychological therapy for infants, children and adults. Part of her private practice has been consulting to Child Protection and Department of Immigration Services regarding complex issues.