Gwen Pasin

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Mental Health Social Worker

Ipswich

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Mental health accredited social worker Gwen Pasin has dedicated years to supporting clients with complex mental health presentations and comorbidities.

Gwen has specialist training in acute mental health, focusing on psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and personality disorders.

This included work with trauma: 66% of psychosis is precipitated by trauma including emotional/sexual/childhood abuse or neglect, she says.

In private practice, Gwen has helped clients also deal with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

She’s an advocate for prevention and early intervention and has special interest in family work and attachment.

“I would like to see more resources put into prevention and early diagnosis to ameliorate long-term mental health issues,” Gwen says.

Gwen uses a person-centred, strengths-based solution-focused approach to therapy.

Her toolkit of evidence-based therapeutic interventions includes cognitive behaviour therapies, dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy cognitive processing and trauma-informed care.

“We can work together to build healthy strategies to deal with challenges and changes in life rather than behaviours or actions that perhaps have not been as healthy or helpful in serving you.”

Originally from South Africa where she trained in clinical psychology, Gwen holds masters’ degrees in both counselling and social work from the University of Queensland.

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