Workshops, Training and Other services


Clinical Supervision

Narelle provides training to undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students and registered psychologists through accredited university training programs, workshops and other training events.  She has provided clinical and peer supervision and mentorship to dozens of psychologists and other allied health professionals over the past 25 years, particularly in the areas of fertility counselling, health psychology, clinical psychology, and clinical ethics.


Circle of Security

Parenting can be hard work, and it is normal to feel lost some of the time, working out what your children need from you. Our Circle of Security Parenting ™ program (abbreviated), based on decades of research about how to strengthen and support secure parent-child relationships, can really help make sense of what your child needs from you.

Through Paeds in a Pod, Paediatrician Dr Upsana Kapoor and Clinical Psychologist Narelle Dickinson offer a 4 week program to help you better:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world, by learning to read their emotional needs
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage their emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem
  • Honour your innate parenting wisdom and desire to help your child develop a secure attachment relationship

Circle of Security highlights that by listening to what their child’s needs and being more reflective, any parent can build a more secure and safe relationship with their child. The video below which explains how the Circle of Security can help parents and caregivers promote secure attachment relationships with their childrenAll sessions are offered after hours to help ensure you can attend – refreshments supplied.


Consider attending as a couple to ensure the optimal benefits for your family! Contact Pads in a Pod on (07) 3177 2000 for more information, or to secure your place in the next program.  All programs are kept small to help ensure a relaxed and interactive environment, so book early as places are limited!


Conference/workshop presentations

Narelle has presented nationally and internationally on a range of topics including fertility, grief and loss, sexual abuse, and clinical initiatives in maternal mental health care, and had contributed to the psychological research literature in these areas. She is a skilled communicator who is friendly, analytical, and crystal clear, and is sought after as an invited speaker to conferences and workshops.


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Medico Legal Reports and Clinical Audit Reports

Narelle is regularly engaged to provide expert opinion reports to the Psychology Board of Australia regarding the professional practice of Psychologist practitioners, and has extensive experience in the preparation of clinical reports for the purposes of expert advice to the Family Court. These reports are typically of two kinds: counselling and screening assessment before entry into of surrogacy arrangements, and surrogacy guidance reports. The former are supplied to the parties, their lawyers and the IVF clinic concerned- and ultimately to the Children’s Court of Queensland. She has provided expert opinion to numerous Federal and State legislative reviews.

“You cannot go far alone. You enjoy your journey better if you have people by your side.”