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

State and National Consultant Fertility Counsellor. 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.