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Ms Karen Dare


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5010
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.105  

Karen is Lecturer and Unit Coordinator in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current teaching

  • COU1201 - Therapeutic Practice with Couples and Families
  • COU2102 - Therapeutic Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • COU6428 - Couple and Family Therapy Clinical Practice
  • COU3016 - Skills Training in Humanistic Counselling
  • COU6403 - Psychodynamic Theories of Couple and Family Counselling

Professional associations

  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • West Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Member of Clinical College of Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian Association of Infant Mental Health

Awards and recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2016 - Directors List for Academic Excellence New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry
  • 2014 - Rotary Award Health Excellence Commendation for Service above Self
  • 2010 - Rotary Allied Health Excellence Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Supervision
  • 1991 - Honourable Mention Stockbridge Prize University of Western Australia


  • Master of Mental Health (Perinatal & Infant), New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, 2016.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Murdoch University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Social Work, The University of Western Australia, 1991.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Politics, England, 1985.
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