February 27, 2016

Jenny Brown

PhD, Practice Director, Family Systems Therapist, writer, speaker and Parent Hope Project coach

Dr Jenny Brown

BSoc Stud (USyd); MSc (Columbia Univ); PhD (UNSW)

Clinical member and supervisor AAFT; accredited mental health worker Medicare AASW

Plus Dip of Fam. Therapy. (Relationships Australia); Externship Couple & Family Ther. (Fam. Institute Westchester New York); Systems Supervisor 1 year program (Tavistock London)

After decades of broad clinical practice and teaching, Jenny is now primarily focussing on her Parent Programs – including the Parent Hope Project: An intervention in child and adolescent mental health via a manualised program for parents:  www.parenthopeproject.com.au

She offers limited clinical appointments on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for:

  • Parents concerned about the mental health of one or more of their children (from toddlers to young adults).
  • Couples who are also parents and experiencing relationship pressures connected to parenting stress.
  • Professionals in child and family mental health settings – clinical supervision
  • Clinicians who are parents wanting to experience the Parent Hope Program as part of their professional development. (can be done individually or as a small group)
  • Leaders in NFP organisations who would like family systems coaching to improve their leadership awareness and effectiveness.

Cost for clinical work $240 p/h. Some reduced fee sessions for lower-income clients – (to be discussed with Jenny directly). GST added for supervision. Offers both in-person and Telehealth sessions.

Rebates are available under Medicare and through Bupa, Teachers Health, UniHealth & Nurses and Midwives Health. Medicare Provider No: 2685962W

She has had a clinical practice on the lower North Shore since 1998 drawing from family systems thinking to assist families, couples and individuals. Jenny set up the Family Systems Practice and Family Systems Institute in 2004 (now Director Emeritus of the FSI). Jenny’s training and experience spans working and training in programs in Sydney, New York and London.

She is the author of:  “Growing Yourself Up: How to bring your best to all of life’s relationships” – now in its second edition https://exislepublishing.com/product/growing-2nd-edition/ , a number of professional articles and chapters and she also writes regular blogs on applying Bowen family systems theory: www.jennybrown.info

Jenny’s doctoral research was on parent’s experience of the child/adolescents mental health treatment. She continues to write and develop programs to assist parents who are committed to finding the best treatment pathways for their vulnerable child (from infancy to young adulthood) She has developed parenting programs from this research. In 2018 Jenny received the Australian Journal of Family Therapy award for distinguished contribution to the field. She regularly speaks at conferences and community events.

Click here to read more about Jenny’s approach to working with parents

Other Books

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Accredited to use Parent Hope Project manualised parent programs (developer of the PARENT HOPE PROJECT).