Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Dr Jodie Housman’s professional practice within a clinical, supportive counselling and forensic domain includes:

Mental Health & Relationships

Clinical Mental Health Support

Providing supportive mental health services to adults and adolescents to enhance overall health and emotional well-being.

Relationship Counselling

Providing supportive relationship counselling to couples who experience communication difficulties, relationship upheavals and emotional turmoil.

Assessments & Treatment Programs

Undertaking assessments and developing treatment programs for adults, adolescents and children with mental health issues and complex presentations (i.e. depression, anxiety, substance abuse).

Fertility Counselling & Assessment

Consultant ANZICA Counsellor

Former – State and National Consultant Fertility Counsellor (2011- 2023). Providing implication and supportive counselling to patients and donors in accordance with federal and state law, NHMRC ethical guidelines and ANZICA guidance.

Senior Counsellor at City Fertility

Senior Counsellor (2011-2020, Brisbane and Sunnybank Centres) City Fertility Centre. Services include providing supportive infertility counselling, grief and loss services, donor counselling and pre-surrogacy counselling/reports.

Presentation – Gender Diverse & ART

Presented at the Scientists in Reproductive Technology Conference (SIRT – May 2019) on Transgender / Gender Diverse Patients & ART Treatment.

Presentation on Resilience

Presented at the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association Conference (ANZICA March 2019) on Resilience & Infertility.

Management & Advice

Team Leader – Child Safety

Supervising Child Safety Officers, Child Safety Support Officers, and Court Coordinators.

Team Leader – Child Safety

Facilitating case consultations with Managers, Senior Practitioners, Team Leaders, external stakeholders (including Indigenous Entities) and Child Safety Officers in relation to Approved Carers; Children Services Tribunal matters, and child protection matters.

Trauma Assessment & Support

Child Safety & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service


Conducting assessments on children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and abuse.


Providing a consultative role to Government and Non-Government departments.

Support & Planning

Safe planning and parental reunification. Risk assessments, parental support, and impact on victims, and working with self-harm.

Child Safety & Court Services

Court Services Officer & Court Coordinator

Court Services Officer & Court Coordinator

Representing the Director-General (Department of Child Safety) as a Court Coordinator / Court Services Adviser in Children’s Courts and the Children Services Tribunal in child protection matters and coordinating departmental representation in these courts and tribunals, including representation by Crown Law.

Assessments & Submissions

Undertaking and assisting others to undertake the necessary interviews, assessments, and written material to formulate Children’s Court and Tribunal submissions and provide post-proceedings advice consistent with departmental policies and practice standards.

Resourcing & Support

Resourcing and supporting departmental witnesses and quality assuring material for the Children’s Court and Children Services Tribunal.

Advice & Consultancy

Providing authoritative advice and consultancy to departmental staff and other key stakeholders on a state-wide basis in relation to legislation, policy, practice, and procedures relevant to the provision of services to the Children’s Courts and Children Services Tribunal.

Disability Support

Support & Training

Providing information, support and training to families and carers from a holistic approach on skill development and behaviour management for people with an intellectual disability and/or mental health concern.


Providing psychoeducation and psychological support to parents who have a child with a disability on partner support, coping strategies, distress tolerance and self-care.

Group Facilitation

Facilitating Group / Individual Triple P Positive Parenting Programs through Disability Services Queensland, including ‘Stepping Stones’, ‘Enhanced’ and ‘Pathways’ programs. To assist parents in their implementation and maintenance of effective parenting practices.