- Psychotherapist and Educational Consultant, Brunswick, WA, Australia
Dr Patricia Sherwood is a mental health accredited social worker and has practiced as a somatically-based psychotherapist and counsellor for over 25 years, specialising in abuse and trauma recovery as well as panic and anxiety conditions. She is particularly interested in child and adolescent mental health issues.
From 1984 onwards Trish held the position of Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and in 2006 became an Adjunct Researcher until 2015. She now supervises doctoral students for Notre Dame University, writes books and continues private clinical practice.
Trish also served as the Director of Sophia College of counselling from 2006-2015 during which time she designed and taught courses in holistic counselling, Buddhist psychotherapy and artistic therapies as well as psychology, counselling, art therapy, and social theory. Additionally, Trish also supervised practicums and casework throughout Australia and Singapore.
Dr Sherwood has published widely in the fields of community development, artistic therapies, and emotional literacy using broadly-based qualitative research methodologies. In this regard, Dr Sherwood has published over 60 scholarly articles and scientific reports, and is currently working on a book dealing with the phenomenon of dissociation and its role in trauma recovery
Trish has a particular interest in holistic counselling, artistic therapies and mental health and is currently completing a book on CBT and artistic therapies: An unlikely marriage.
From 2016 Dr Sherwood has been serving as a consultant to a number of private schools where she advises on programmes of intervention and management regarding students with difficult and challenging behaviours. Currently, Trish serves on the review panels of three journals in addition to being on the Editorial Board of the IPJP.
Dr Trish Sherwood is one of the founding members of the IPJP.