Naomi is trained as a social worker but has also worked with children in short-stay emergency care, homeless youth, and convicted offenders in government and non-government organisations, providing advocacy, psychosocial education, recreational opportunities, skills training, supervision and counselling.
Naomi provides clinical consultation for complex post-traumatic stress, dissociative disorders and related impacts of childhood developmental trauma and abuse including self-harming behaviour, suicidality and substance abuse, for mental health professionals working with adult victim-survivors of intergenerational trauma, gender-based violence, and other trauma. She also works as a consultant and trainer for law firms, providing trauma-informed training and supporting lawyers’ mental health and wellbeing. She has a wealth of experience working with people across socioeconomic groups, faiths, and sexual orientation.
She is a skilled speaker and trainer and has presented training about complex and developmental trauma, vicarious trauma, resilience building and workplace wellbeing through Delphi and the United Nations across all Australian States and territories and worldwide.
She is a Fellow of the international Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2017) and recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award (2022).
Since 2009, Naomi has been a consultant to the United Nations developing and delivering a broad range of trauma-informed programs to personnel in missions and duty stations around the world. Most recently she developed a Gatekeeper suicide prevention training for Safety and Security Services and trauma-informed awareness training for the Office of the Special Coordinator on improving the UN’s response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, the Ombudsman and Ethics Units and Human Resources and Services Department.