Theraplay Supervisors – Australia

Kate_lewerKathryn (Kate) Lewer, B App Sci (Occupational Therapy), Grad Dip Ed,  is a registered Mental Health Occupational Therapist and Expressive Therapist. Kate has worked in Mental Health for some 20 years. Kate was inspired after participating in one of the first Theraplay® Trainings in Australia conducted by Phyllis Rubin in 2005. Kate incorporated Theraplay® in her work immediately and commenced supervision with Dr Phyllis Rubin. Since then Kate has worked tirelessly promoting and hosting Theraplay® in Australia. Kate is passionate about supporting others to integrate Theraplay® and embrace the road to certification to spread Theraplay® in Australia. Kate currently works at Nexus Primary Health with families, and previously with children affected by the devastating Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires of 2009. Kate is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist and Trainer and currently Supervisor-in-training with Donna Gates.

Kate welcomes your contact by email


Alison Saxton (PhD, B. Psych (Hons) MAPS) is a registered psychologist with over 15 years experience working in the child trauma field with health, statutory and non-government organisations. Alison is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor-in-training. Alison works with children and parents/carers from out of home care, adoption, reunification and child protection contexts. Informed by trauma and attachment theories, she has integrated Theraplay® into her practice to provide reparative relational experiences in the treatment of child abuse and neglect. Alison also provides professional supervision and consultation and is a lecturer in post graduate psychology programs at two Sydney universities.

Alison can be contacted by email

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