Suzanne Evans - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Suzanne Evans

MSc(Couns) California, DipEd Macq., BA Macq.

  • Associate Lecturer, Counselling
+61 7 5456 5938
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans commenced working for the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2009, assisting in research necessary for the development of the Master of Counselling programs. She has lectured, coordinated and tutored in both the undergraduate and Masters’ programs in a variety of subjects, including Family Therapy, Positive Psychology for Counselling and Group Processes.

Suzanne has been a clinical counsellor since 1997 after graduating with distinction with a Masters in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling, and subsequently achieving state licencing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to that, she worked in education for 20 years, teaching students across a diverse range of ages and backgrounds, both in Australia and the United States. Suzanne is currently also a qualified Guidance Officer and teacher in Queensland, as well as a private practitioner and educator in counselling.

Suzanne's main clinical experience has been in the field of child and adolescent counselling in a variety of settings, including the Child and Adolescent Unit of a psychiatric hospital, onsite counsellor at a primary school and clinical therapist for severely emotionally disturbed adolescent boys residing in out-of-home placement.

Professional memberships

  • Clinical member Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE)
  • Clinical member Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • PACFA Registered Mental Health Practitioner and Assessor

Teaching areas

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Processes
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Basic Counselling Theories
  • Positive Psychology for Counselling

Suzanne Evans' specialist areas of knowledge include Counselling, Theory and Practice of Counselling, Developmental and Family Therapy, Group Processes and Practices, Field Placement supervision and Family and Child Counselling

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