Dr Roby Abeles

Dr Roby Abeles

Dr. Roby Abeles (left) is a Certified Brainspotting Practitioners, Brainspotting International Trainer, and the co-founder of Brainspotting Australia Pacific.

Together with Salene Souza, she is the co-presenter of Brainspotting (BSP) Trainings Phases 1 & 2 in the Australia Pacific region. Both Roby & Salene have been personally trained by Dr David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting.

Dr Roby Abeles, is a TraumAddiction [trauma and addiction] Resolutionist.

She has been a trauma and addiction therapist for over 32 years. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, or SEP. Her clients come from all over Australia and overseas.

Dr Roby Abeles on the Experts Panel at the ACF International Trauma Conference in Melbourne, August, 2018. Also on stage are Peter Fonagy, Cathy Malchiodi, Gabor MateĀ“, Kim Golding, Bessel van der Kolk, Marilyn Devallier and Ed Tronick.

Roby began using Brainspotting in 2004, after participating in the second BSP training David Grand ever presented, which was in Chicago, USA. She attended this training after being very impressed after having a BSP session with David in September that year, at an International EMDR Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Five years later, in December, 2009, Roby brought David Grand to teach the very first BSP Phases 1 & 2 in Sydney to a small group of enthused Australian EMDR therapists. It was at this time that David introduced Roby to Salene Souza, which has resulted in a wonderful professional partnership and personal friendship.

  • BA in Psychology, specialising in Chemical Dependency Counselling
  • MA in Counselling & Spiritual Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Dr Abeles is also;

  • a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • an EMDR Approved Consultant
  • a clinical member of PACFA
  • a PACFA Approved Supervisor
  • A California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 36667)

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