UNANIMA Welcomes a New Intern: Colleen Jackson
Colleen is an RSC (Sister of Charity) from Australia. With a background in education (she started life as a Physical Education teacher!) she has, over the last 20 years, worked as a psychologist with a special interest in grief and trauma. Currently she is a counsellor/advocate with Foundation House (the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture) where she provides specialist torture and trauma counselling and advocacy for recently arrived asylum seekers. Her work with asylum seekers also extends to regular visits with, and advocacy on behalf of, a group of asylum seeker men who have been indefinitely detained under Australia’s refugee determination policies, and support for the men’s wives and children in their home countries. Colleen is also actively involved in her local ACRATH group.
She’s delighted be engaged in a UNANIMA internship and looks forward to rich learnings and hopefully, making some contribution!