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.