Chris Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 30 years. Starting her career with children and their families in distress, then working with clients focusing on grief, loss, pregnancy, and fertility, adoption, foster care, her passion for women’s emotional wellbeing has been a driving force in her career.
In therapeutic work, Chris employs a variety of modalities with attachment framework being a particular strength. A highlight for her was completing a yearlong Infant Observation with NSWIPP and then eight years ago she started work at Gidget House as a Clinician.
In 2018 she co-developed and facilitated the Gidget Village group program and is now the Senior Clinical Team Leader. Chris is a registered Supervisor with AHPRA and provides supervision and training to Gidget Foundation Australia Staff and Clinicians and helps coordinate recruitment. She is a member of the APS, and a fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists and enjoys being involved in the media and presenting on perinatal related issues, raising awareness of parental emotional wellbeing in the community as well as being integral to training and development of Gidget Foundation Australia programs and initiatives.