The Team at Brisbane Family Therapy Clinic
Child & Family Therapist
Susan Prince is a Child & Family Therapist with over fifteen years’ professional experience. Susan holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work, specialising in child and family therapy, both from the University of Queensland.
Susan has also completed additional training specific to therapy with children and adolescents within a family context. The completion of this training sees Susan uniquely positioned to provide both individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents, using effective contemporary approaches which address many of the problems of childhood, while also attending to the therapeutic needs of others within the family system. This may include working with individual adults, couples and family groups.
Prior to entering private practice, Susan worked in public settings, providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families. These included child protection services, and both statutory and non-government tertiary intervention services, working with both children and adults. She has since gained extensive experience in community-based child and family therapy. Susan is also experienced in developing and facilitating group programs for children and parents and has presented various conference papers relating to her work with children and families.
Dr Joel Cullin
Family therapist and psychotherapist
Dr Joel Cullin is a family therapist and psychotherapist, and well respected expert in mental health and systemic thinking. Each year Joel conducts over 1500 therapy appointments. Joel’s original degree was a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland, and he also holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health (Psychotherapy) and a PhD from the same institution. Joel’s Master’s and Doctoral theses both explored systemic thinking about complex problems.
In addition to his private practice, Joel has coordinated courses and lectured in family therapy practice to postgraduate students in social work and in the Master of Counselling programme at the University of Queensland, and in psychology at James Cook University, Townsville. Joel has also coordinated courses in human development and advanced child protection at the University of Queensland, where he is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Joel is a past board member of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, a contributor to the professional literature in family therapy and psychotherapy, and a regular private provider of training in psychotherapy, family therapy and systemic thinking.
Before entering private practice, Joel worked in an array of public contexts, including adult mental health, child and youth mental health, child protection (in the United Kingdom) and community-based family therapy. Joel also provides clinical supervision to other professionals providing psychotherapeutic services and consults on a wide range of matters concerning complex problems and their resolution.