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Navigating the Cancer Maze

Navigating the Cancer Maze

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September 26th 2014:How to Navigate the Carers Maze: Grace Gawler and Ellen Slater

Ellen Slater has had a life-time of personal care-giving & then chose a vocation in care-giving as well as a career as a family therapist and counselor. For 6 years Ellen has been Manager for Counseling, Family Support and Advocacy programs with Carers Queensland. Carers Australia is the peak body for carers. Carers Queensland is responsible for a National Carers Counseling Program (NCCP) which, Ellen has been privileged to manage. In Queensland the organization has 13 professional counseling staff, where they offer face to face counseling, telephone counseling & home visits. This is a state w

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Ellen Slater

Ellen has been a carer for most of her childhood, adolescence and adulthood. She has a Masters of Counseling & has completed clinical courses in Family Therapy and supervision, a Diploma of Ministry, a Bachelor of Counseling, & has now been accepted as a candidate for a PhD. She is a recipient of the "Golden Key", University of New England-Armidale. Whilst studying and also caring for her late husband, she ran a successful private practice & support groups from home. She became Senior Counselor & Manager for Counseling & Advocacy-Carers Qld. As a carer she was exhausted, isolated, angry; then later guilty & emotionally burnt out. She dreamed of having a break & being alone for a while to fin
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