Mental Health & OT Services
highly skilled occupational therapY SERVICE
What is therapie
Professional Supervision service, plus
Specialised clinical service for conditions which impact negatively on day to day routines and roles. Therapie uses a range of evidence based approaches to help a person cope and manage their particular set of circumstances.
Telehealth/ supervision available or face to face clinical setting as required.
Principal occupational therapist, Dene, is a highly skilled occupational therapist, with extensive experience in private practice, project work and public mental health service settings, meeting the mental health, counselling, and health needs of the local community.
anxiety / depression and related high prevalence disorders
other mental health conditions
injury with risk of developing chronic problems with impact on life roles and coping ability,
chronic pain (CBT approach)
chronic illness self management approaches used.
OT assessment including ADL’s for insurance purposes
Professional Supervision for mental health clinicians and others
Geraldine (Dene) Iwanicki
Bachelor Applied Science in Occupational Therapy (SAIT, now UniSA)
Certificate Group Psychotherapy (IGA, London)
Graduate Diploma Womens Studies (Adelaide Uni, SA)
Graduate Diploma Narrative Therapy (Dulwich Centre, SA)
Masters Mental Health Sciences (Flinders University, SA)
For many years Dene has run a mental health focussed private practice in Adelaide, working from GP surgeries and specialist rooms. She sees people for depression, anxiety, and a CBT approach to pain and chronic condition management as well as other issues.
Dene has also worked in various mental health services in SA and the UK, working in various roles across a range of community teams and projects.
Dene has been active in progressing mental health oriented OT services, having a presence on a number of advisory groups for national developments in the area. She is an active professional Association member, and is currently on the National Mental Health Reference Group for OT Australia (the peak body representing Occupational Therapy in Australia).
What does therapie do
- Depression/ anxiety/ other mental health issues/ or stress
- Physical pain
- Environmental factors
- The impact of a chronic condition
As well as using standard techniques in psychologically focussed treatment, an occupational therapist considers the impact of problems on your daily activities and life. The therapist works with you to rebuild meaning in your life and achieve your personal goals.