Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Proficient)/Therapeutic Play Practitioner
Kalli graduated with first class honours from a Social Work and Social Science (Psychology) double degree at RMIT in 2015 and is currently undertaking the Masters of Therapeutic Child Play at Deakin University. Prior to completing her Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Science Psychology degrees Kalli was a Veterinary Nurse. Kalli has a passion for promoting, supporting and facilitating the human animal bond and has seen the value of human animal connections. Kalli has more than 10 years’ experience working in the Children, Youth and Families and Disability fields. Kalli is influenced by Carl Rogers and uses a Rogerian Humanistic approach in her work. Kalli’s therapeutic approach is poly-vagal informed, draws on the work of Attachment theory, developmental theories and the neurosequential model of brain development. Kalli works with an anti-oppressive, all abilities affirming, human rights perspective and is deeply client centred in her practice. Kalli has a strong background in systems theory and uses this in her practice to understand a person in their environment and look at what supports can be put in place to ensure safety and improve quality of life. Kalli understands that all behaviour is telling a story and is interested in understanding the unique verbal and non verbal stories that people tell us. Kalli is passionate about advocating for a more inclusive society in which people of all abilities are valued. Kalli uses the principles of trauma stewardship and ethical justice doing to assist with remaining well in this work and thrives on being able to support others to remain well in work that we do.