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Absolutely loving Podcasts right now and enjoyed my interview with the talented Jana Firestone, The Curious Life Podcast and Blog. Listen to Let's talk about sex, baby! With Sarah Calleja
More to come!
I have responded to my clients’ needs for resources to help them have conversations with their ‘tweens’ (10 to 13 year olds) about confronting sexual issues. I believe I was the first psychologist and sexologist in Australia to develop a unique app for the iPad ‘Parents, Tweens & Sex’ in 2013 in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, this app was runner up in the Premier Design Awards.
As part of my philanthropic giving, the updated app is now a website and available across all platforms.
It is available free to my clients and to the public. I have nominated two NGOs that they can donate to if they choose, in lieu of payment as part of the PAY IT FORWARD ethic. ENJOY PEOPLE!
Credentials are important
Sarah Calleja MAPS FCCOUNP registered and endorsed Counselling Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Board. This ensures I meet specified standards of competence and ethical practice, and meet strict guidelines for professional conduct that cover client privacy and confidentiality.
I am a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).
I am a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. Membership of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists is restricted to psychologists who have completed specialised training and have experience in the field.
I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist and a Professionally Accredited Member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS).
Because my clients expect the best from me…
I have responded to their needs to develop multiple resources to enable them.
I value my contribution to my professional associations via involvement in committees, supervision and training. I have been recognised on the honour board of the Mental Health Professional Network in my long term capacity as network coordinator.
I value my continued consultancy to the national media to educate the public in psychosocial and psychosexual issues.
Volunteering. My history has included community groups; charities, school councils and parent associations.
Leading by example and ‘giving back’ to society by conducting a mentoring program for psychology students.
Giving a voice to others. My first book ‘Give it a Go Girl!’ profiled girls struggling with transition into secondary school.