Karen has recently completed a Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at Monash University. She is currently working towards a Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play and hopes to incorporate these skills into her social work practice. Karen has a professional background in legal casework involving issues related to family law, domestic violence and homelessness. In the social work sector, her placement experience has allowed her to develop solid skills in the areas of disability, children and families, hospital social work and bereavement. Karen has a strong commitment to social justice and an interest in working with women and children. She has excellent interpersonal skills, experience with a diverse range of service users, and a commitment to evidence based practice.