Dr Julie Casey commenced her career working with children and families in the United Kingdom, migrating to Australia 2001. Julie completed her PhD at the Newcastle University in the area of parental mental health, attachment and intergenerational abuse.
Over the past 28 years Julie has continued to develop her expertise in working with children and families who have experienced a range of mental health problems such as attachment-based issues, anxiety and depression. She is also experienced in helping children and families with conflict, mental health and behavioural problems, as well as supporting families, children and carers in out-of-home-care.
Julie is a warm, enthusiastic and compassionate therapist, who aims to continue to develop a therapeutic relationship of mutual respect and honesty with all of her families. Dr Casey uses an evidence-based, approach to therapy that is collaborative, supportive, and is adapted to individual needs.
Julie utilities a range of therapeutic techniques such as Play Therapy, Play/Sand tray therapy with younger children, attachment-based interventions, cognitive and behavioural interventions, and narrative therapy. She also uses the Circle of Security, Mindfulness and other approaches that help families, carers and children to find ways to manage their feelings (emotional regulation) and improve their relationships with others.
Julie continues to work for the Children’s Court as an expert witness, has experience in a range of Family Court matters and is a member of the Newcastle Family Law Network Pathways.