Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Jane’s professional experience spans 25 years of working with older people. She is a recognized expert in the field, having worked in acute psychogeriatric inpatient settings and aged care psychiatry community teams in her public sector roles, where she has worked extensively in residential care settings (nursing homes and hostels) across Sydney, since 1994. Jane loves her work and is committed to empowering people as they age. Old age doesn’t have to be about sickness, disability, depression or institutionalisation. Old age can be amazing!

She was the Director of Psychology Services at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre from 2001-2004, where she also provided Clinical Psychology services to patients in the Brain Injury Unit. In 2006 she was instrumental in establishing the first Behaviour Assessment and Intervention Service in Central Sydney (BAsIS). She has worked in part-time Private Practice since 2004, and full-time from 2010. She provides ongoing Clinical Psychology consultancy to a number of large Aged Care providers in Sydney.

Jane has provided lectures for Clinical Psychology Masters and Doctoral students at Macquarie, New South Wales, and New England Universities. She has been a frequent contributor to National and International Conferences, and has a number of professional publications. She presents regularly to groups of residential care staff.

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Ashley Young

Clinical Neuropsychologist Registrar

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Ashley is responsible for undertaking psychological and neuropsychological assessment as well as conducting cognitive intervention (i.e. memory training) and psychological therapy (i.e. CBT, Mindfulness) with individuals and groups.

Ashley is also able to support multi-disciplinary staff in residential aged care settings to manage residents with emotional, psychological or behavioural difficulties. Ashley has a keen professional interest in the area of non-pharmacological intervention, which is evidenced by her current research paper that explores whether mindfulness intervention improves the cognition, psychological well-being and activities of daily living functioning in older adults with subjective cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment.

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