Recognizing Filipino Counselors in Australia
Dr Nadine Pelling earned a BA (Hon.) Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, both a MA and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from Western Michigan University, and additional university qualifications in addiction treatment, women’s studies, and leadership and administration before beginning work in Australia. Nadine Pelling has been working with clients since 1995. She began lecturing in psychology for the post-secondary education system in 1997.
Dr Pelling is a clinical psychologist, counsellor, and approved supervisor who works mainly as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Counselling at the University of South Australia (UniSA). However, she also maintains a boutique private practice as a clinician at Summerford Specialists in Aberfoyle Park, SA. In her private practice, Dr Pelling provides clinical psychology, counselling, and supervision services.
Dr Pelling has published over 80 articles and book chapters. She has co-edited various major books and journal special issues on the topics of counselling, supervision, abnormal psychology, and the therapeutic professions in Australia.
Dr Pelling’s private clinical psychology and counselling work is separate from her work as a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia and thus she sees clients independently and not as a UniSA employee. Due to her UniSA employment, Dr Pelling limits her private practice to one day per week.
Dr Pelling is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Clinical Psychologists and is an approved clinical supervisor for the College of Clinical Psychologists. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, endorsed in clinical psychology, and is an approved Psychology Board of Australia Supervisor.
Dr Pelling is a Fellow of the Australian Counselling Association and as a result is on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Dr Pelling is also an approved supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association.
Dr Pelling is a full member of the South Australian Society for Hypnosis.