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Yvonne Clark

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Yvonne Clark is a Kokatha/Wirangu woman whose family is originally from the west coast and desert regions in South Australia. She lives in Adelaide and is the mother of 2 grown up children. She has been d a clinically endorsed psychologist  for the past for 22 years. Yvonne has extensive experience in clinical, community, academic and research psychology within the government, private, university and research sectors. In her role as a clinician she has worked mainly with children, adolescents and their families. Yvonne has worked at the University of Adelaide from 2008 to June 2018 in a lecturing and research role. She has recently completed her PhD (in 2017) on the topic of  lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide, SA.

Yvonne is currently a Research Fellow for the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future (HPNF) project which is linked to LaTrobe University in Victoria and  SAHMRI in Adelaide  The HPNF project aims to address a critical gap with the developmet perinatal assessment, support, awareness and recognition strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex trauma in their own childhoods. 

In her private work Yvonne provides counselling, coaching and one day workshops on ‘preventing lateral violence’ (PLV) mainly for the workplace. The PLV has been positively evaluated and provides awareness and inspiration for people to want to make changes for a more cohesive workplace.



Presentations by Yvonne Clark
Parental experiences, safety and wellbeing initiatives for inter-generational trauma (as part of the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future research project)
Parental experiences, safety and wellbeing initiatives for inter-generational trauma (as part of the Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future research project)
Wednesday 19th June 12:00pm to 12:20pm
Working safely within the research context of inter-generational trauma in Indigenous communities in Australia
Working safely within the research context of inter-generational trauma in Indigenous communities in Australia
Wednesday 19th June 12:30pm to 1:00pm


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