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Counselling: an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island approach

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Noeleen Lopes

To begin the Association’s 2018 professional development program, we are excited that the staff of Gallang Place have  invited us to their place. Noeleen Lopes and other Gallang Place staff are willing to yarn with us about the work they do.

“Gallang” is a word from the Jagera nation and means “healing”. Permission was sought from Jagera Elder, the late Senator Neville Bonner A.O., to use this word for the counselling service. Gallang Place has as its goal to provide and further develop culturally appropriate counselling responses to enhance the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It services Beaudesert, Logan, Brisbane and North Stradbroke Island.

Presenter: Noeleen Lopes is a Ghungalu woman. After graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland in 1991 and training, in 1992, as a mediator with the Brisbane Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Noeleen went on to establish Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation in 1994. She is its C.E.O. She is also the founder of Ghungalou Aboriginal corporation, which works on native title issues. She was a Board member of the Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board from 2001 – 2013 and is a current Director on the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation. 

Please book early for this event, as Gallang Place staff wish to know how many of us are interested in attending.

Where: Gallang Place, 57 Southgate Avenue, Cannon Hill, Brisbane.

When:  Friday 2nd February, 5 – 7pm.  Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm

Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/339431 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.

Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 28 January 2018
Members: $16 Non Members: $21

Full Ticket:
Members: $21 Non Members: $26

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.

QCA Committee Professional Development Program


February 2, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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QCA PD Committee