Dr Vanessa Spiller has been working as a psychologist and then a clinical psychologist since1997. She has worked in both the government and non-government sectors working in adult mental health, child protection and family counselling, adolescent mental health, youth homelessness and with people with an intellectual disability. She has worked individually with children, adolescents and adults but also with family groups. She also has experience in providing groupwork to both children and adults in a variety of topic areas. She has a particular interest in working with children and families effected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Dr Spiller completed her PhD from Victoria University in 2011. Her thesis was titled "Young People's Perceptions and Experiences of their Physical Bodies".
Her current publications include:
Spiller, V. (2012). Building Resilience. In J. Barletta., and J. Bond (Eds.), Australia: The Home Therapist. Australian Academic Press.
Spiller, V. (2012). Child and Adolescent Development. In J. Barletta., and J. Bond (Eds.), Australia: The Home Therapist. Australian Academic Press.
Jacka, C., Garvey, G., Martin, J., Sabesan, S.,Ghandi, M., Baxi, S., Fong, K., Walpole, E., Kondalsamy Chennakes, S., Spiller, V., & Valery, P. (2011). Closing the Divide in Indigenous cancer: Cancer brochures for Indigenous patients and their families. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 7 (147:s4), 53-60.
Spiller, V. (2005). Steven’s Whale: A case study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 26 (4), 185 -192.
She has supervised and co-supervised a number Masters of Psychology students.
She has also supervised many psychology students in gaining their Psychology registration and is a STAT accredited supervisor.